18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

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A chilling compilation of some of Edgar Allen  Poe's best-loved stories, edited by Vincent Price and  Chandler Brossard and with an introduction by  Vincent Price, including:

The Black  Cat - The Fall of the House of Usher - The Masque  of the Red Death - The Facts in the Case of M.  Valdemar -

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A chilling compilation of some of Edgar Allen  Poe's best-loved stories, edited by Vincent Price and  Chandler Brossard and with an introduction by  Vincent Price, including:

The Black  Cat - The Fall of the House of Usher - The Masque  of the Red Death - The Facts in the Case of M.  Valdemar - The Premature Burial - Ms. Found in a Bottle  - A Tale of the Ragged Mountains - The Sphinx -  The Murders in the Rue Morgue - The Tell-Tale Heart  - The Gold-Bug - The System of Dr. Tarr and  Prof. Fether - The Man That Was Used Up - The Balloon  Hoax - A Descent Into the Maelstrom - The  Purloined Letter - The Pit and The Pendulum - The Cask of  Amontillado

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440322276
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1965
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
287
Sales rank:
465,402
Product dimensions:
4.14(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1220L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Edgar Allen Poe creates so much suspense and terror in the reader throughout this story. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to be scared. Poe has done a wonderful job on this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is very weird but fascinating and creepy. The way Poe uses the characters is wonderful and the way he uses Montresor could not be better. The character gets revenge with murder and the way he goes about it is amazing and the story could not have been better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like Poe and his dark tales, I recommend this book b/c as the title says the 18 best stories he's ever written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And disturbinh
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The Mark by Pokemon girl(Rebecca)---My boyfriend was driving me home from our date. It was past midnight. As we were driving, i thought i saw something moving among the trees. I shivered. "Nick, whats that?", i asked. He looked at where i pointed and parked. Now that he could see better, he shook his head and said, "Probably just an animal." As we continued driving, i looked back and saw the same shadow following us. And a glimpse of fangs. "DRIVE FASTER!", i yelled. As Nick increased in speed, i started to relax, but then...i heard something land on the roof. A hole was torn in the ceiling and i looked up into red eyes. I could just make out shaggy black hair and a torn jacket. It tried to grab at me. Screaming, i grabbed an umbrella while Nick tried to jerk the car enough so that the creature would fall off. But that wasnt working. So i hit whatever it was with the umbrella, surprisingly, with enough force that it doulbled over in pain, causing it to fall off the roof. As i looked back, it was stumbling away back into the woods. I sighed in relief. Then i slowly turned to Nick. "What was THAT?", i exclaimed. " That would be what they call a vampire.", he answered in a tight voice. "But thats all fiction...i mean i thought it was. Why was it after us?", i asked. "More specifically, YOU. Know that birthmark on your ankle that looks like a crown?", he said. I nodded and said ," But whats that got to do with anything?" He turned toward me and said, "Its not a birthmark. Its a mark. It was given to you as a baby. You are the daughter of the queen of the rendems. Creatures with special powers." "But why are they after ME?", i asked. "You are heir to the throne and they want your power."------------- I hoped you all liked it! It was fun to type.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I slowly opened my eyes, surprisinglyfinding mysekf on concrete instead of my nice, warm bed. I sat up, and looked around to see i was in the middle of town. Everything was destroyed, houses were burning, and dead bodies were strewn across the ground. I didnt believe it at first. Wss this all a twisted nightmare? No, this was reality. The cool autumn breeze was replaced by the uncomfertable heat of fire, and tge crisp smell of fall was now the smell of smoke and burning bodies. Tears began to fall from my eyes. How? What could have caused this much destruction? And why? Little dud i know that everything was worse than it seemed. <p> Sirry for the short chapter! Tell ne if i should continue or not!))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a little kid, I was never the first one to do things. I was a follower. Although, I do like to control projects. As I got older, I followed, but I rebelled once against a bossy girl. She made me never rebel again. And then, there were crushes. One year, it was Ryan. Then Zack. Then Aiden. I got stressed. And don't even start talking about homework. I was being myself. But in my school, if you want to be popular, it is difficult. For guys, just get on the football team and wear good clothes to school. For girls, its a whole different story. You have to start the trends, wear the right clothes, wear makeup, stick out your you-know-whats. I'm trapped in a world full of people vying to be popular. But that's stupid. If we were all popular, we would just be little minions walking around. So, I got sick of this. So I rebelled. <p> During science, I glared at Samantha. She was such a slut. And she was the most popular girl in school. She turned around to mouth something to her friend, and I let my face go slack. My plan will work better if she doesn't realize. I am sabotaging this popularity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HI MY NAME IS JOSIAH AND THIS STORY IS CALLED FAR FAR AWAY !! ENJOY!!!! One day fame and fortune was not what people were talking about they talked about survival. The only way people are still here in 29906 is because people survived . This is were the people in my story started off. Ohh u shold meet Jack Srety , the main personbin the story . CHAPTER 1 One day jack was in the woods he felk into a hole that was also a time traveler and he was in side a HUGE TIME PORTAL INTO 29906 * ahhhhhhh...* he screamed as he fell . Sudenly he landed on a dragon with a rider . The rider landed into a HUGE room . Jack said * thank you sir * the rider pulled of its helmet and long se.xy blond hair splilled out . * hi my name is isa . I heard ur jack the brave !!* . * No i am not so ......i mean yes ..yes i am him*. She said * come her u make ursellf at home !!* he setled in not having any thing to unpack .* Well were do i sleep* ? Isa thougt for a few secs * umm ...well my dad bro sis and grand parents all have the other rooms so .....ull stay in my room !* so later that night jack woke up * Isa u awake ?* * ya i am now* she said looking at him. * its kinda cold here on the floor !!*. Isabthougt and said * come lay with me * . Jack got up and layed in bed with isa . Isa said * ok now im cold *! Jack huged her to keep her warm and he had a wierd feeling so he stared to lick her check . Isa got the hint and started to kiss him back . The started to make out then hum.ping untik they were have to strip in the bed ....... tell me what u thinck so far !!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
~~~~~AMELIA~~~~~ I wonder if i could've avoided everything i went through. All the stress and the near-death situations. Everything. Then again, maybe not... So, my name is Amelia Jewel. I have light brown hair and hazel eyes. My hair is in a ponytail under my favorite baseball cap with my enitials. A.J. I'm also twelve years old by the way. It was a hot and sunny day in the middle of summer. I was on my Nintendo D.S, about to win the game when my svreen went black. "No!!" I screamed like any gamer. My battery had to die right then. It just HAD to. I groaned and grabbed my phone. "I'm going outside." I called before closing the door behind me. I looked aroung to see if my friends were already out. And they were. But at the gery end of the street. Before you meet them, might be best to tell you about them. First there's Makala. She is ten years old with orangish red hair. Today, it was in two pigtails. Makala is sweet and kind. She is also a huge pet lover. She has a small black puppy named Bella who is now running aroung the big oak tree and barking like there's no tomorrow. Next there is Hunter. He is eleven with curly brown hair and brown eyes. Hunter can sometimes be so dull. Though he's very smart at times. He has three large dogs and four older brothers. (Must be hard living in a house without girls.) Last, there is Savanna. She is twelve years old and like my twin sister. She has wavy chocolate hair that was in a braid today the dropped over her left shoulder. Savanna is very funny and sweet. She has a crush on Hunter and he has a secret crush on her. (Don't tell him i said that, though!) So those are my friends. Ta-da and all that. I walked over to them as Hunter picked up one of those pointers teachers use and said, "Dibs on this!" Savanna, Makala, and I laughed. "Hey Amelia." Hunter smiled, putting the pointer in his belt like a sword. "Just the person we needed." "I got you the bow and Wind powers." Said Savanna. Makala shouldeted Savanna. "She doesn't know what we're doing." She handed me her black bow and started to explain. "We're playing a game where we each have a different power. I have water, Hunter has fire, Savanna has earth, and you have wind. We also have a special weapon. I have a wand that shoots out ice, snow, or water. Hunter has a wand that shoots out lava and fire. Savanna has you eletric spear and she has to wear special gloves in order to use it. You have a bow that shoots eletric arrows and can get back up powers from it." I nodded, barely understanding. "What do we do in this game?" I asked. "Easy." Hunter said. "We go to the Underworld and stop whoever is summoning all the zombies." I nodded agaon and shouldered my bow new bow. "Lets play." Then at that moment, lightning sparked out of nowhere and hit the oak tree, sending us all flying back. I heard Bella yelp in surprise just before my body hit the groung again and my vision went black. "The heros are coming!" Came a loud cheer in my head. "Behold the knight, Amelia. Weilder of the Wind! Holder of the Lightning bow!" My vision was still black and i suddenly saw pictures flash by my face in seconds. I saw glimses of myself in a dress! That would never happen! Then i saw Hunter falling into a pool of lava, and Makala cackling and laughing as Hunter tried to get away from the burning liquid. What was that! We're all friends here! Right? Then i saw Savanna's face on a small stone that said R.I.P SAVANNA. Was all this really going to happen? Name: Amelia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I semmed like an average kid. I was not. I was a spy. My grandfather was an awesome spy. My father was an amazing lier, but he lied to the wrong people and they belived him. My name is Rachel. I go to a spy school. Cool you think? Well it is not. It is dangerous. My 2nd year was the most dangerous. Because along came BAT.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The entire day was horrible. First, I got a Swirlee in the toilet by Bullies at school. Then I got in trouble for passing notes to my one and only friend, Andy Cave. And then I got into a fight and somehow won by throwing things without a miss and getting into trouble. Finally, I got expelled. This was the 6th time this year. I didnt want to upset my mom since her life got ruined after my dad died before I was born. I trudged home and told my mom everything that happened today. She got really stressed and grounded me. As I was sleeping, I heard a thump from my moms bedroom. I didnt pay any attention to this because I always hear thumps in her room. I shrugged it off and went to sleep. The next morning I wanted to make my mom happy, so I made her Breakfast in Bed. I knocked on her door but didnt hear anything. The door was unlocked so I went inside. But instead of seeing my mom in bed, I saw big words on the wall written in red crayon: COME TO THE UNDERWORLD VICTOR MARS. The End. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First part at japal, only result. ~RaisingCain
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edgar Allan Poe has been my favorite writer since the age of 7. Which is a bit odd considering his work was not exactly meant to be read by 7 year old. And even if I didn't fully understand it then, I definitely do now. I love all of his stories and poetry dearly but I do have favorites: The Black Cat (Owner stabs cat in the eye and hangs him. The a few days later house is on fire and there's a cat print), The Cask of Amontillado (Based off of true events. Montresor gets revenge on Fortunado by using his love of wine, gets him drunk to drag him down to the catacombs where he chains him and cements him up), and The Tell-Tale Heart. (Crazy guy trying to prove that he is not insane by being smart on trying to murder his neighbor in his sleep). His works are very Dark if your not into stories that have you thinking and living in the horrid tales then maybe this isn't for you. Besides that I definitely recommend you check these out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Live Edgar A. Poe
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Any book that contains writing by Edgar Allan Poe is a book worth reading. He is one of the greatest writers of all time. If you have the reading level of a third grader, or your just plain simpleminded. You won't like this book, for your small brain will be unable to comprehend the greatness. Therefore if you write a review bashing a book, and not even going to use a slight bit of grammar; at least check your terrible spelling. Then your opinion might actually have a slight bit of validity, but probably not. Don't worry this world needs someone to flip the burgers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great, the way Poe turns the whole story around is fantastic. The ending is superb. Some things in this story are unexpected.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the book was okay it wasn't really spectuallar but I think the book is prescribed for people who like scary or scare things. Also the book was dumb because I don't like or understand scary stories