The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected—and surprisingly modern—flashes of dark humor and

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Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected—and surprisingly modern—flashes of dark humor and irony.

This anthology offers an exceptionally generous selection of Poe’s short stories. It includes his famed masterpieces, such as "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter," featuring Poe’s great detective, Dupin; his insightful studies of madness "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-Tale Heart"; "The Gold-Bug," his delightful exercise in "code-breaking"; and important but lesser-known tales, such as "Bon-Bon," "The Assignation," and "King Pest." Also included are some of Poe’s most beloved poems, haunting lyrics of love and loss, such as "Annabel Lee," nightmare phantasmagories such as "The Raven," and his grand experiment in translating sound into words, "The Bells."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013711600
Publisher:
Delightful Publications
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Series:
Edgar Allan Poe Complete Collection , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
828,245
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

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The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This does not have Lenore or Mask of the Red Death 2 masterpieces left out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Despite a previous review's assertion, this book (leather-bound Barnes and Noble edition) most definitely includes both "Lenore" and "The Masque of the Red Death." I did notice a couple of poems, such as "A Paean," that seem to be missing from this book, but then it also includes at least one poem, "Deep in Earth," that is not in an earlier "Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe" that I own. The missing poems seem to be ones that are either incomplete, were not published during Poe's lifetime, or are not proven to have been written by Poe. Otherwise, this is a gorgeous collection that includes all of his short stories, most of his complete, confirmed poems, and the novel "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket." Any Poe fan should be very happy with this edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe 5 stars because it is so wonderfully horrifying. What a great deal for so many tales and poems!
Anonymous 22 days ago
Absolutly love it! Book is superbe quality for the price and recieved in good condition in Belgium will order again !
Guest More than 1 year ago
it doesnt tell enough of Edgar Alan Poe but its interesting
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good book inculdes all work of Poe. Dose leave out some names because they were writen to people, and to be discreat.
Lit_Genius More than 1 year ago
Poor formattting
Guest More than 1 year ago
This man is one of the graested mind that ever live. He sould have a piturs or him in ever school and ever class room to compltelt him and horoner him.