The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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Edgar Allan Poe is credited with having pioneered the short story, having perfected the tale of psychological horror, and having revolutionized modern poetics.The entirety of Poe's body of imaginative work encompasses detective tales, satires, fables, fantasies, science fiction, verse dramas, and some of the most evocative poetry in the English language. This Collectible Edition omnibus collects all of Poe's fiction and poetry in a single volume, including "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," ...
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Overview

Edgar Allan Poe is credited with having pioneered the short story, having perfected the tale of psychological horror, and having revolutionized modern poetics.The entirety of Poe's body of imaginative work encompasses detective tales, satires, fables, fantasies, science fiction, verse dramas, and some of the most evocative poetry in the English language. This Collectible Edition omnibus collects all of Poe's fiction and poetry in a single volume, including "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum,." "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," the full-length novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and much more.
 
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe is part of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions series. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in genuine bonded leather. These books make elegant additions to any home library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435106345
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 3/30/2008
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
  • Edition description: Bonded Leather Edition
  • Pages: 1040
  • Sales rank: 414
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was orphaned at the age of three and adopted by a wealthy Virginia family with whom he had a troubled relationship. He excelled in his studies of language and literature at school, and self-published his first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems, in 1827. In 1830, Poe embarked on a career as a writer and began contributing reviews and essays to popular periodicals. He also wrote sketches and short fiction, and in 1833 published his only completed novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Over the next five years he established himself as a master of the short story form through the publication of "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-tale Heart," and other well-known works. In 1841, he wrote "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," generally considered the first modern detective story. The publication of The Raven and Other Poems in 1845 brought him additional fame as a poet.
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  • Posted March 4, 2010

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    Great for a lover of creepy tales.

    As long as you don't mind Poes writing style and language of an older time that most people would not be used to now it is a very interesting and entertaining read. A great way to pass the time during a cold winter night. Edgar Allen Poe in my opinion was one of the greatest writers of weird tales in our history, comparable to H.P. Lovecraft that came after him. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves weird,interesting, and sometimes terrifying tales.

    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2008

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    A Poe Fanatic, But With Good Reason

    If the cover doesn't say Poe I don't know what does (and I'm not talking his name in giant letters). Poe was a literary genius whose work is often left out of many class rooms. The imagine of Poe being dark and depressing is not nearly the whole story as this book proves. Poe planted the seeds for present day Mystery and Sci-Fi. Poe was a genius and I only dock him points on Writing Style because it's a challange for most people to read though his more famous work (such as the Tell Tale heart) are easier, but in by no means a children's story.<BR/><BR/>Poe was more than the common person now thinks him to be.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

    I love this book, don't get me wrong, but it is missing quiet a

    I love this book, don't get me wrong, but it is missing quiet a few of his works.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2007

    deceptive

    THIS IS NOT THE COMPLETE WORKS OF POE. There is no complete works of Poe. No collection has ever actually been complete! The most complete ever assembled was a 17 volume set from 1902. This B&N book is called 'complete' because all the works in it are unabridged! That is, no selections or portions of lengthy works are present. It lacks: Eureka, The Journal of Julius Rodman, The Lighthouse, several forms of the Raven, several edits to Ligeia, and many others! It is still a great book and a valuable resource for fans of E. A. Poe (though the font it is printed in is less than elegant!) and I highly recommend it because the only books worth reading are: anything by Poe, anything by Dante Alighieri, and The Bible!

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    A great gift to introduce, or re-introduce anyone to a brilliant author!

    An important collection for literary enthusiasts. Whether you are a Poe fan old or new this book is the thing to round out your collection. Even if you already have these stories in collection this book is worth it for the intriguing cover and the fascinating biography of Poe.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2010

    Uh OH

    I really wanted this book and my mom got it for me for Christmas. I was very happy until I opened it. Every page was bent and damaged like someone had taken a hammer to the sides and dented the pages. I was very upset. We ordered it online and it looked fine from the outside with the exception of a few dents. The font is small, and sometimes can be hard to read.

    Over all, I give this book 5 stars because it's Poe, but if I were rating my damaged copy, I'd give it a 1. CHECK YOUR COPY BEFORE YOU BUY IT!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2009

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    A Fabulous Book

    Edgar Allen Poe is one of my all-time favorite poets, and it's great to have all of his short stories and poems in this one book. I recommend it, great layout in the book, and exquisite cover. Definitely a keeper for personal libraries.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2009

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    Great Gift

    This book looks really awesome and was the perfect gift to give for Christmas (and it was very affordable).

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2009

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    "wondera"

    the overall sense of the book is imaculent just so very different edgar is and always will be one of the freakiest writers in history his books are always detailed down to hte dirtiest corpulent bodies he doensnt leave out one detail about a dead man.

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2009

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    Its Edgar Allan Poe...what more can I say?

    I've wanted a complete works for a long time and I saw this one and I had to have it...right price, beautiful cover...it was worth it

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

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    Tales+Poems of Edgar Allen Poe

    Even before reading his collection, I was a fan of his writing style. It related most on what kind of poems and stories i tend to write myself. I feel like the girl version of Edgar Allen Poe. As in The raven, "Nevermore."

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2007

    A reviewer

    It goes without saying that E.A. Poe is probably the greatest American author of all time, so the work contained within is not only outstanding, but truly worthy of being called masterpiece. What's even better, is that the publisher has done a great job of creating a container that suits the body of work within.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2005

    The Best Edgar Allan Poe Collection Ever!

    I believe that Mark Twain once said: 'The man that does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't'. I very deeply believe in that quote, even though I'm only 13, and have a lifetime to read, I just love the way Mr. Poe was able to take the world's depressive nature and, somehow, make it somewhat bearable. It isn't often that a person is given the talent to write down their feelings so well, and make them so interesting. I am amazed that Barnes and Noble is able to make such a high quality product, yet sell it for such a great price. This is the sort of book that you can be a little rough with, and, unless you: gave it to your dog as a chew toy, left it out in the rain, and then set it on fire I don't think that you could destroy this book. I'm not exaggerating, this is the kind of book that can be passed down for generations. Thank you Barnes and Noble, for this, and the many other affordable classics that you have published, so that readers, like myself, are able to buy several great books for the price of what one classic by another company would cost.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2001

    Complete, you say?

    Oh, I think not! Where is 'Alone'? Where?! It's too bad, really, that this poem should have been omitted, because I truly did fall in love with this book -- or my 1992 edition of it, at least. Leather binding, gilt edges and an attached ribbon as a bookmark make it seem very dignified and scholarly:-- but even one missing piece of work in a book that boasts 'Complete Tales and Poems' in its title is nothing short of misleading and what's more, inexcusable. Period!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2010

    Very suprised

    Horror terrifies me so I was very squemish about purchasing works by the "Master of Horror." I purchased this book for three reasons: it contains my favorite poem, a friend of mine got me interested, and the cover beckoned to me. I am very pleased with my purchase. I have read all the poems and one story. Very beautiful book. The pages are gilded, but with silver instead of gold.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2010

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    Always and Forever a Fan of E.A. Poe

    I have loved Edgar Allan Poe since I was a child. My brother used to read them to me when I was little....yes, when I was little. I grew very fond of Poe, thanks to my brother. As I got older and was able to read, I loved to read Poe, every chance I got. When I was in my mid-teens my parents purchased a complete works, book for me for Christmas. But recently I found things were missing.....Poe's Alone and some others. Seeing as my copy was worn, I came across this on the website and feel in love with the cover and the inside page...and learned that it contained the works that weren't in my copy. So I skidaddled, out the door the next day having read the reviews, and me quite pleased with them.
    I am so incredibly in love with this book its not even funny. Its cool,
    and it contains every bit of Poe literature anyone Poe fan could possibly every have.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    Amazing!

    Amazing book. I just started it and I love it! The quality of the cover and pages are amazing. Buy it! Buy all of the Leatherbound classics. Think about it. If some of these stories (for some odd reason), go out of print, the value of the book will go up. I'm sure that in a few decades, this book will be worth a lot! Such a good book and really good quality.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2010

    Love Poe!

    Haha, if I didn't really, really like Poe, I doubt I'd be getting a twenty dollar book about all of his stories :) Poe is a fantastic writer, a marvelous storyteller, and a creative poet. I can't imagine what his dreams must have been like!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2010

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    This is an amazing Author, Book, and its def. a must have!

    I got this book for my graduation, an i have been looking at it and reading it all the time. I love to read with the darker feel to the story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2009

    excellent choice

    This book is very beautifully done and wonderfully put together. Any Poe fan should have this in their collection. I am very happy with it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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