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Imp of the Perverse


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Edgar Allan Poe (1809—1849) American short-story writer, poet, and critic

 

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Story by Poe, published in Graham's Magazine (1845). A condemned murderer explains his confession, which followed years of safe concealment, in terms of a perverse impulse, and states that perversity is an unrecognized major motive for men's actions.

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