The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most original writers in the history of American letters a genius who was tragically misunderstood in his lifetime He was a seminal figure in the development of science

  • Title: The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 9780679600077
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most original writers in the history of American letters, a genius who was tragically misunderstood in his lifetime He was a seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, and exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, and Charles Baudelaire, who championed him long before Poe waEdgar Allan Poe was one of the most original writers in the history of American letters, a genius who was tragically misunderstood in his lifetime He was a seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, and exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, and Charles Baudelaire, who championed him long before Poe was appreciated in his own country Baudelaire s enthusiasm brought Poe a wide audience in Europe, and his writing came to have enormous importance for modern French literature This edition includes his most well known works The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, Annabel Lee, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in the Rue Morgue as well as less familiar stories, poems, and essays.

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    • Edgar Allan Poe

      The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.For information, please see enpedia wiki Edgar_al

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    • I feel like I need to post a letter to Edgar Allan Poe explaining that it's time we started seeing other people. It's for his own good as well as mine. I can see we just want different things in a relationship. I cracked open this comprehensive collection of Poe's stories and poems right after New Year's. It's been five months. The snow has melted. Summer camp is about to begin for Lumberjane Scouts. Campfires are being built and eerie stories are to be shared in the dark, but after reading two [...]

    • The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe is a compilation of 66 short stories and some 50 poems. I seldom start a book that I don’t finish but continued reading was too oppressive… Eagerly I wished the morrow; and hope to end my borrowed sorrowEventually my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longerFor the fact that I was napping in the throes of boring sagasGave me cause to cease my reading of this author’s dismal storiesAlas, I felt my mood improving as I discontinued reading [...]

    • I haven't read this whole book, but I did finally get around to reading "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Pit and the Pendulum" this past week. This is part of my half-hearted and slow-going effort to read some of the things I would have read in high school, had I stayed in high school rather than dropping out early to start community college. My reactions: (1) Wow. That is some F---ed Up S--t. Who knew? (Actually, anyone who attended all four years of high school, but anyway.)(2) The ma [...]

    • PROSE 12. The Purloined Letter (★★☆☆☆)14. The Fall of the House of Usher (★★★☆☆)15. The Pit and the Pendulum (★★★★☆)18. The Cask of Amontillado (★★★★★)23. The Tell-Tale Heart (★★★★★) POEMS The Raven (★★★★☆)

    • Poe was a thoroughly messed up fellow, but his stuff is genius and he helped to create the detective fiction, science fiction and horror genres that we know today.His poetry tends to be mopey and depressing, but his mystery stories are brilliant and his horror stories are still creepy as all get out.Every story drips with atmosphere and while his characters can be a bit flat, he had a gift for creating fantastic places that felt real.

    • Table of Contents:* The Raven* The Cask of Amontillado* The Tell-Tale Heart* The Black Cat* The Bells* The Fall of the House of Usher* Manuscript Found in a Bottle* The sleeper* The Man of the Crowd* The Pit and the Pendulum* Annabel Lee* The Man that was Used Up: A Tale of the Late Bugaboo and Kickapoo Campaign* The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether* The Oval Portrait* Eleonora* The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar* Berenice* The Murders in the Rue MorgueThis Edgar Allan Poe collection is acc [...]

    • The book "The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" was absolutely amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Poe, or likes disturbing stories. Since there are so many short stories and poems in this particular book, I will just tell you about my favorite one, "The Black Cat."In "The Black Cat" you met a man who has a very strong bond with animals. After getting married and adopting many pets--including one black cat--he begins to have many anger problems and becomes abusive [...]

    • Not sure if this is his complete works, but there is a lot in this volume. It is broken up into five sections. The first is Tales of Mystery and Horror. This is the strongest section in the book. Poe is known for his darker material and he delivers. The second section is Humor and Satire, and for me this was a real chore to get through. I could have doe with a small (say 2 or 3 stories) of this work. Third section is Flights and Fantasies, and while a little better than the previous section, I c [...]

    • I had already read and reviewed the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Thus I will talk about the poems mostly.I always prejudged Poe as a poet. I thought he was better at poetic prose, but after reading all of his poems, I must say he is equally brilliant at writing poems and twisted stories.I love this man and I believe he is the precursor of mostly all the genres of literature (detective stories, satires, horror tales, adventure stories, romance, etc) His work is unimpeachable.Through his poems, we se [...]

    • Poe is a masterful poet and storyteller. It's no wonder he is considered a master of horror, inspired later science-fiction writers and is credited with being the father of the detective/ mystery genre. With that said, I loved many of his stories, particularly "The Black Cat," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "Berenice" and "Ligea," and as far as poetry, "The Raven" always stands out to me as one of the best poems written to date. Overall, however, I grew tired of the collectio [...]

    • Poe is one of my all time favorite authors. I love his poetry, I love his short stories (though I must mention, not all), and as someone who reads one short story, and one poem a day made my life a whole lot more convenient. But it is a lot of work to get through and definitely requires commitment. It may not be for everyone and definitely isn't for the faint of the heart. It is dark, harrowing, macabre and relentless--though those things are right up my alley, so it wasn't overbearing to me. I [...]

    • Edgar Allan Poe lurks in the American pop cultural conscience: ravens, pits and pendulums, tell-tale hearts… To paint with a broad brush, most of us engage with him through a handful of visceral images (women murdered inside a locked room, offenders walled up in crypts) rather than with any kind of literary rigor. Obviously this potency has greatly helped Poe maintain the level of awareness he enjoys almost two centuries later. A critical assessment is necessarily quite a different undertaking [...]

    • The whole book could take a while to read; it contains 73 of Edgar Allan Poe's tales, plus 57 of his poems. Many of them are macabre-themed. I started by reading through the table of contents and noting the ones with recognizable titles, and then read those. Later I went back and tried a few of the unknown ones. It was a pretty mixed bag; some of his works are excellent, and others are simply too strange or antiquated for my taste.Here are the works I liked:The Gold-Bug: the narrator joins a man [...]

    • Poe (1809-1849) was a seriously brilliant author. In the last few decades a number of television shows (such as CSI) and book series (by authors Patricia Cornwell, Jefferson Bass, etal) which focus on the tiniest of clues found in DNA and the decomposition patterns of a deceased body in order to solve a crime have fascinated legions of fans. Poe was way ahead of the game and it is so impressive that he knew of these issues. The crimes are serious and even shocking, but not described especially g [...]

    • Poe is my favorite author of his era, and one of my favorites of all time. He obviously had a spark of genius in him (the poetry he wrote in his teens is better than what many so-called poets produce in their prime), but what greatness he achieved was, by all accounts, the result of considerable effort and struggle.On balance I liked the poetry a bit more than the stories, though he created some excellent examples of each.The only negative thing I can say about it is that if you've only read a h [...]

    • I picked this collection of Poe's works out of a series of books collecting dust in our professional library at work. I had little interest in his older poems and stories but had immensely enjoyed the traditional favorites. A desire to increase my understanding of poetry development, and perhaps to encourage me to write a few poems myself, were the primary reasons for waging through the volume.I have to admit, it was difficult to read more than a few works at a time. I found it interesting how P [...]

    • First, the disclaimer. I did not read this entire book as I was specifically looking for the short stories "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and its sequel "The Mystery of the Marie Roget." Haven't read Poe since high school a few decades back and am so glad I found an excuse to revisit his work. Poe (1809-1849) was a seriously brilliant author. In the last two decades we have seen a lot of television shows (CSI) and book series (Patricia Cornwell) focus on the tiniest of clues found in DNA and th [...]

    • I have been reading this book on and off for several years now. Somewhere around 3 or 4 and I am finally finished. The Poe Stories that are well known, are of course quite good. Most of the other stories are not, though there are a few Gems hidden among the rabble. In my copy there are two Essays "The Poetic Principle" and "The Rationale of Verse." These two essays are interesting if you are a poet of more than casualness. Otherwise they are lengthy and quite boring(boring even if you are intere [...]

    • Edgar Allan Poe is one of my favorite authors. I love the complex diction and syntax of his writing style. And most of all I love the dark nature of his subject matter. For some reason I always find myself drawn to literature that is a little more heavy and dark. I find that I am drawn to stories that make me think; I want to feel something, be moved by what I am reading, and that isn't something you typically find in happy literature. And when it comes to dark literature, Poe fits the bill perf [...]

    • For myself,Poe had been one of my all time favorites since before I was a teen. "The Pit and the Pendulum" is still to this day one of my favorites. Poe's dark and twisted imagination is only enhanced in this marvelously illustrated edition of his collection; inside the graphic stories are graphically represented by the artists who loved Poe. His stories to this day still entertainingly enticing. Though be a warning to all, this is a full collection that even those of the highest constitution wi [...]

    • I read this for a Halloween book club. The concepts of the tales are way creepy and Poe had a wonderful pace and rhythm in his poems and in his tales (I love that they are called tales instead of short stories). All of these pieces of writing are best read aloud. I spent one of my favorite Halloween evenings listening to a delicious reading of "The Black Cat." As for the writing itself: meh. I couldn't get past the feeling that Poe was trying to sound polished and erudite, and I think he might h [...]

    • remember when you were a kid and were really into imagining your life in a cottage in a forest and you have magic powers and your really hot, but kinda epic and evil, and you have alot of miniature bottles of tonics and they clink when you add them to your brews and you wear cloaks and there is alot of moss everywhere and little patches of sunlight in the day and moonlight in the night inside your house? okay, me niether.

    • So this was a strange choice for me. But, the waiter we had at Great Wolf Lodge saw me reading my Kindle and asked if I had ever read any Russian writers. This is the writer he recommended. I found it difficult to read a play at first and I had to write down the characters on a piece of paper and keep it beside me as I read. Once I got into the hang of it I liked it. (Even though the melancholiness of the writing had me stopping after two plays.)

    • this book has some great features. harror,mystery,and it sort of makes u feeel nervous. it is interesting. and the hook really catches my attention. "true!nervous, ver,very, dreadfully nervous i had been and am, so why will u say that i am mad?! the disease had huanted my senses,not destroyed,not dulled them. above all the sense of hearing accute." (i memorized all this!) amzing! it really catches my attention.

    • I slowly pick at this book until my eyes bleed, I love to disect the words and the meaning, reading is not a term which I associate to absorbing this collection of storiesmetimes I try to imagine what life would be like were these things trueMy father gave me this book and I try not to understand why, but that somewhere deep inside his soul he is still a small child with a love for the passion of true needv you dad

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