"allusions to Edgar Poe and Jules Verne"
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)
Public DomainEdgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) - Credit: Library of Congress

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer and poet, best known for his tales of mystery, supernatural and the macabre.

He was considered part of the American Romantic Movement, one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and the inventor of the detective fiction genre.

Famous works include the poem ‘The Raven’, the short stories ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’ and ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, and the novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.

 

Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905)
Public DomainJules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) - Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French writer, who is widely held to be the father of the science fiction genre.

He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days.