The Balloon-Hoax

The Balloon-Hoax

Poe, Edgar Allan

language: English

Publisher: MVP

Publishing date: Aug 1, 2014

Words: 5044
Pages: 21


This tale appeared in the New York Sun in 1844 and claimed a group of men successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a new type of balloon. Although the story looked real, it was completely fiction and created entirely from Poe's imagination. ** ### About the Author Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849) was an American author and poet; his short stories include "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Tell-Tale Heart."