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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…  See more details below

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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," "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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ISBN-13:
9781435106345
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/30/2008
Series:
Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description:
Bonded Leather Edition
Pages:
1040
Sales rank:
346,572
Product dimensions:
6.50(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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Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 236 reviews.
DandB More than 1 year ago
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.
Aidda More than 1 year ago
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.

Poe was more than the common person now thinks him to be.
Mickey3 More than 1 year ago
I love this book, don't get me wrong, but it is missing quiet a few of his works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
PoeAK More than 1 year ago
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.
AmandaCherie More than 1 year ago
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!!
Taylor-Marie More than 1 year ago
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.
Piecekeeper More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
9Nikki9 More than 1 year ago
This book looks really awesome and was the perfect gift to give for Christmas (and it was very affordable).
Taz4591 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
jennallyssa More than 1 year ago
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.
salire More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
cdsmitty More than 1 year ago
A must for any personnel library. The stories are very interesting and can make you think of how the modern authors must have studied POE in there course work. This book can be read anytime of the year but all the more fun in the gloomy fall or when it is night time :) Poe is one author that you have to read and read again just see all the hidden meanings and the forshadowing. I really love reading Poe's works so I'm a little biased towards his works :)
Mortifera0 More than 1 year ago
exceptional
MustafaD More than 1 year ago
Excellent! This product is very nice and convenient. Edgar Allen Poe is one of the greatest writers in history.
IgnisSerpentus More than 1 year ago
Absolutely gorgeous edition.... I'd forgotten how many of his stories I had read before, til I started flipping thru. I can't wait to read the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best complete collection I have ever owned. This would be an excellent gift as well if you can only part with it!
Treasure_Reader More than 1 year ago
Rarely do you see these classic pieces of literature rendered with such sophisticated elegance and beauty, faithfully honoring and respecting the equally unique, creative literary material loved by generations of readers. I have been enjoying them all, and eagerly look forward to each new addition to the series. Hopefully, the publisher (who appears to be unreachable) will keep releasing more of these fine collected works, including such classic writers as Baum, Milne, Kipling, Twain, London, Melville, Hemingway, Stoker, Shelley, as well as other poets like Virgil, Longfellow, Keats, Eliot, Hawthorne, and Blake. Time will tell, but hope is alive. Get on board with these fantastic masterpieces of literature, and be swept away in worlds of imagination!
jam4muzic_always More than 1 year ago
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."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have recently purchased this book and have begun reading it. I was not disappointed in any of the poems and short stories I read. I recommend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has everything EA Poe wrote and then some. Its the perfect book to add to your collection, and I highly recommend this book to all the fans of EA Poe!