Bloom's How to Write about Edgar Allan Poe

Overview

Edgar Allan Poe revolutionized literature by inventing the modern detective story and horror genre with such immortal works as "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." He is also known for his haunting poetry, which includes the classics "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee."

Bloom's How to Write About Literature series is a valuable resource for students writing essays on great works of literature. Each volume in the series contains ...

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Overview

Edgar Allan Poe revolutionized literature by inventing the modern detective story and horror genre with such immortal works as "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." He is also known for his haunting poetry, which includes the classics "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee."

Bloom's How to Write About Literature series is a valuable resource for students writing essays on great works of literature. Each volume in the series contains dozens of sample paper topics and brief discussions of how to approach the topics. Each volume also contains a detailed general chapter on how to write and format a good essay and an introduction by Harold Bloom, who meditates on the challenges and rewards of writing about the volume's subject author. Bloom's How to Write About Literature series is an essential tool for all students and a useful aid for teachers.

About the Author:
Susan Amper is an associate professor of English at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791094884
  • Publisher: Bloom's Literary Criticism
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Series: Bloom's How to Write about Literature Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction     v
Volume Introduction     vii
How to Write a Good Essay     1
How to Write about Edgar Allan Poe     47
"Ligeia"     67
"The Fall of the House of Usher"     79
"William Wilson"     91
"The Masque of the Red Death"     105
"The Pit and the Pendulum"     119
"The Gold-Bug"     133
"The Black Cat"     147
"The Tell-Tale Heart"     159
"The Purloined Letter"     171
"The Cask of Amontillado"     185
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym     199
"The Raven"     213
"Annabel Lee"     219
Index     227
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