The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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Vintage Books, 1975 - 1026 стор.
One of the most original American writers, Edgar Allan Poe shaped the development of both the detectvie story and the science-fiction story. Some of his poems--"The Raven," "The Bells," "Annabel Lee"--remain among the most popular in American literature. Poe's tales of the macabre still thrill readers of all ages. Here are familiar favorites like "The Purloined Letter," "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," together with less-known masterpieces like "The Imp of the Perverse," "The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym," and "Ligeia," which is now recognized as one of the first science-fiction stories, a total of seventy-three tales in all, plus fifty-three poems and a generous sampling of Poe's essays, criticism and journalistic writings.
 

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Before reading this book I only knew Poe by reputation, but was already halfway toward disliking him. Now, after 800+ pages, I am a convert. The Castle Books version of his complete tales is cheap and ... Читати огляд повністю

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Poe is honestly a genius. Everything he wrote, turned into gold. If you have a dark sense of humor, or even like anything on the more morbid side, he is your man. Great read. Also, the short stories make it easier to read one and come back to the rest later. Читати огляд повністю

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TITLE
40
The BalloonHoax
71
Won Kempelen and His Discovery
83
Mesmeric Revelation
89
The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar
104
MS Found in a Bottle
118
A Descent into the Maelström
129
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
143
The Quacks of HeliconA Satire
574
Astoria
582
The Domain of Arnheim or The Landscape Garden
604
Berenice
642
Eleonora
649
Morella
667
A Tale of the Ragged M ountains
679
The Spectacles
688

The Mystery of Marie Roget
171
The Purloined Letter
209
The Black Cat
225
The Oval Portrait
290
The TellTale Heart
323
Diddling
367
The Angel of the Odd
376
Mellonta Tauta
384
Loss of Breath
395
The Man that Was Used Up
405
The Business Man
413
Maelzels ChessPlayer 42 I
421
The Power of Words
440
ShadowA Parable
457
A Tale of Jerusalem
467
The Man of the Crowd
475
Never Bet the Devil Your Head
482
Thou Art the Man
490
HopFrog
502
Four Beasts in One The HomoCamelopard
517
Some Words with a Mummy
535
The Duc De LOmelette
708
King Pest
720
Three Sundays in a Week
730
The Devil in the Belfry
736
Lionizing
743
42
832
71
841
Preface to the Poems
887
The Rationale of Verse
908
The Raven
943
To Helen
949
An Enigma
957
The Walley of Unrest
963
To Zante
969
To
975
SonnetTo Science
992
To the River
1005
Romance IoI3
1013
Imitation Iorg
1019
Alone Io26
1025
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Edgar Allan Poe was a poet, short-story writer, editor and literary critic. He was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. Born Edgar Poe in Boston in 1809, he was raised in Virginia by foster parents named Allan who gave him his middle name. Poe died of unknown causes in Baltimore in 1849.

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