Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems

by Edgar Allan Poe


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The life of American writer Edgar Allan Poe was characterized by a dramatic series of successes and failures, breakdowns and recoveries, personal gains and hopes dashed through, despite which he created some of the finest literature the world has ever known. Over time his works have influenced such major creative forces as the French poets Charles Baudelaire and Andre Gide, filmmaker D.W. Griffith and modern literary legend Allen Ginsberg.

Best known for his poems and short fiction, Poe perfected the psychological thriller, invented the detective story, and rarely missed transporting the reader to his own supernatural realm. He has also been hailed posthumously as one of the finest literary critics of the nineteenth century.

In Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems fans may indulge in all of Poe's most imaginative short-stories, including The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in Rue Morgue, The Tell-Tale Heart, Ligeia and Ms. In a Bottle. His complete early and miscellaneous poetic masterpieces are here also, including The Raven, Ulalume, Annabel Lee, Tamerlane, as well as select reviews and narratives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435144583
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 09/13/2012
Series: Amazing Values Series
Pages: 1040
Sales rank: 6,409
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

Table of Contents

The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall1
The Balloon-Hoax31
Mesmeric Revelation41
Ms. Found in a Bottle49
A Descent into the Maelstrom57
Von Kempelen and his Discovery69
The Gold-bug75
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar99
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade107
The Murders in the Rue Morgue117
The Mystery of Marie Roget141
The Fall of the House of Usher171
The Purloined Letter185
The Tell-tale Heart199
The Black Cat203
The Imp of the Perverse211
The Premature Burial217
The Island of the Fay227
The Cask of Amontillado231
The Pit and the Pendulum237
The Oval Portrait247
The Masque of the Red Death251
The Assignation257
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether267
How to Write a Blackwood Article285
A Predicament293
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.301
X-ing a Paragrab323
The Angel of the Odd329
Loss of Breath337
The Business Man347
Mellonta Tauta355
The Man that was Used Up365
Maelzel's Chess-player373
The Power of Words389
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion393
The Colloquy of Monos and Una399
Silence--A Fable405
Shadow--A Parable409
A Tale of Jerusalem411
Philosophy of Furniture415
The Sphinx421
The Man of the Crowd425
"Thou Art the Man"431
Never Bet the Devil Your Head449
Four Beasts in One457
Why the Little Frenchman Wears his Hand in a Sling463
Some Words with a Mummy467
Magazine-Writing--Peter Snook491
Review of Stephens' "Arabia Petraee"499
The Quacks of Helicon--A Satire511
The Domain of Arnheim537
Landor's Cottage547
William Wilson555
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains601
The Oblong Box609
The Duc de L'Omelette617
The Spectacles621
King Pest637
Three Sundays in a Week645
The Devil in the Belfry651
Narrative of a Gordon Pym661
Preface to the Poems771
Miscellaneous Poems773
The Raven
A Valentine
The Coliseum
To Helen
An Enigma
Annabel Lee
To One in Paradise
The Bells
To My Mother
The Haunted Palace
The Conqueror Worm
To F--SS. O--D
The Valley of Unrest
The City in the Sea
The Sleeper
A Dream Within a Dream
To Zante
Bridal Ballad
To F--
For Annie
Scenes from "Politian"
Poems Written in Youth817
Sonnet--To Science
Al Aaraaf
To The River--
A Dream
The Lake To--
To M.L.S.--
Spirits of the Dead
To Helen
Evening Star
A Paean
"In Youth I Have Known One"

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