“Maybe it’s the simplicity of the thing itself that misleads you.”
— Edgar Allan Poe
Four tales of Poe are collected in this collection under the theme of correspondence: The Purloined Letter, MS. Found in a Bottle, Thou Art the Man! and Mellonta Tauta. A journey between reasoning and chimeras, from the princely courts of Paris to the depths of the marine abyss, including a hilarious science fiction episode and a corpse denouncing its own murderer. At each stage, a letter is the key to the plot.