Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems

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Overview

This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary history. Quotes from the book: "Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute." "Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect." "Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?" Readers' reviews: "Definitely not light reading, but perfect for the fall and winter. Very dark and poetic. Great stories, and each story is just short enough to maintain attention span. I recommend this to anyone who appreciates a challenging read." (Bailey Jane, goodreads.com) "Edgar Allan Poe, is best known for the Raven, still the greatest and most famous American poem ever written." (Henry Avila, goodreads.com) "Poe is, whatever you may have gleaned about him from cheap movies and comic book adaptations, a thoroughly top-notch writer in the Romantic tradition." (David, goodreads.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782380373950
Publisher: The griffin classics
Publication date: 09/25/2020
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 2000
Sales rank: 125,260
File size: 5 MB

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

Introduction1
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
Mystification279
How to Write a Blackwood Article285
A Predicament293
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.301
Diddling315
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
Hop-Frog441
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
Bon-Bon479
Magazine-Writing--Peter Snook491
Review of Stephens' "Arabia Petraee"499
The Quacks of Helicon--A Satire511
Astoria519
The Domain of Arnheim537
Landor's Cottage547
William Wilson555
Ligeia569
Berenice581
Morella587
Eleonara591
Metzengerstein595
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
Lionizing657
Narrative of a Gordon Pym661
Preface to the Poems771
Miscellaneous Poems773
The Raven
Lenore
A Valentine
Hymn
The Coliseum
To--
Ulalume
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
Silence
Dream-Land
Eulalie
To Zante
Bridal Ballad
To F--
Eldorado
Israfel
To--
For Annie
Scenes from "Politian"
Poems Written in Youth817
Sonnet--To Science
Al Aaraaf
To The River--
Tamerlane
To--
A Dream
The Lake To--
Song
To M.L.S.--
Spirits of the Dead
To Helen
Dreams
Evening Star
Alone
A Paean
Fairy-Land
Romance
"In Youth I Have Known One"

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