The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Classic Reprint)

The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Classic Reprint)

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Upon my return to the United States a few months ago, after the extraordinary series of adventure in the South Seas and elsewhere, of which an account is given in the following pages, accident threw me into the society of several gentlemen in Richmond, Va., who felt deep interest in all matters relating to the

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Excerpt from The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Upon my return to the United States a few months ago, after the extraordinary series of adventure in the South Seas and elsewhere, of which an account is given in the following pages, accident threw me into the society of several gentlemen in Richmond, Va., who felt deep interest in all matters relating to the regions I had visited, and who were constantly urging it upon me, as a duty, to give my narrative to the public. I had several reasons, however, for declining to do so, some of which were of a nature altogether private, and concern no person but myself; others not so much so. One consideration which deterred me was that, having kept no journal during a greater portion of the time in which I was absent, I feared I should not be able to write, from mere memory, a statement so minute and connected as to have the appearance of that truth it would really possess, barring only the natural and unavoidable exaggeration to which all of us are prone when detailing events which have had powerful influence in exciting the imaginative faculties. Another reason was, that the incidents to be narrated were of a nature so positively marvellous that, unsupported as my assertions must necessarily be (except by the evidence of a single individual, and he a half-breed Indian), I could only hope for belief among my family, and those of my friends who have had reason, through life, to put faith in my veracity - the probability being that the public at large would regard what I should put forth as merely an impudent and ingenious fiction. A distrust in my own abilities as a writer was, nevertheless, one of the principal causes which prevented me from complying with the suggestions of my advisers.

Among those gentlemen in Virginia who expressed the greatest interest in my statement, more particularly in regard to that portion of it which related to the Antarctic Ocean, was Mr. Poe, lately editor of the "Southern Literary Messenger," a monthly magazine, published by Mr. Thomas W. White, in the city of Richmond.

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ISBN-13:
9781330655887
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/03/2015
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 600 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Title says "complete", however, it does not contain his poetry. His "complete" body of "work" includes his poetry, and various nonfiction pieces as well. The title is misleading.
billius More than 1 year ago
I love Edgar Allan Poe, but there are some issues with this book on the Nook. I was just reading "The Balloon Hoax" and noticed that the formatting was pretty screwed up in some places. Random question marks appeared in many spots and words appearing at the end of a line were often broken up in a manner that was genuinely confusing at first glance. For example, in once instance the word "give" was at the end of the line, with "gi" appearing at the end of one line and "ve" appearing at the beginning of the next line. I kept reading and when I hit the end, I noticed that the title of the next story ("Bernice") was at the bottom of the last page of the current story rather than a new page. I realize these things don't make the book impossible to read by any means, but they are somewhat disappointing. Keep in mind this is a brand new Nook (just got it on Christmas) and that this book was my first purchase, so I would guess that the problem wasn't on my end, although that's certainly possible. I really hope there aren't more problems like this in the book and that these kinds of issues aren't widespread. Still for $1 it's hard to complain.
Schedulator More than 1 year ago
Do all compliations of this sort not have a working index? 1,000 pages, and I can't get to the Stories using the link provided, which I think is somewhere around page 300-600, but I don't remember. Every time I click the link, it takes me back to my B&N Library. Very poor execution. Either that, or it's just me. Once I can figure out where the short stories start, I guess I can bookmark it. What a waste of $.99 Mind you, I love Poe, and did manage to read "Some Words With a Mummy" before the whole thing went south. I started reading his work as a youth, and have enjoyed him for decades, literally.
Jorge Medela More than 1 year ago
I'm currently reading this on my nook color with NO ISSUES. Full navigation of all items, no random characters, and none of the issues reported in previous reviews. If you had a "faulty" version, I suggest archiving then unarchiving the title to get the most recent version of this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure why people are having problems with this e-book download. I've always been able to get to all his works, which include his poems and stories, using the links in the beginning. This e-book mirrors my "Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe" hardcover real book. Within this goldmine of fantastic writing, I suggest reading "The Gold Bug" which has become my new-favorite Poe Short Story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poe was an amazing writer and I LOVE his stories (and everything else) so much. I couldn't resist the price and when I got it, I immediately tried the links, since a person left a review saying they didn't work. The links have worked perfectly for me, and I have tried quite a few.
nancybmorrison More than 1 year ago
The Cask of Amontilado story had the word cask changed throughout the story and it was rewritten in such a way as the humor was totally lost. Other stories had different wording than the original. A lot of his works were not included. Very dissapointing.
lifesaglitch More than 1 year ago
Index does not work properly. Only index contains four links, and the "Stories" link does not work. Sure, it's only $0.99, but it's free from Project Gutenberg (as a collection of five volumes) and has better indices. Also has DRM.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't make heads or tails of the mess of text in this.
Lyndi Buckholz More than 1 year ago
this book is worth the 99 cents. it has all of the stuff he has written you can not beat this
Ed Peyregne More than 1 year ago
There is no table of contents like the description indicates and this appears to be one of a set of books. There are also a SIGNIFICANT number of random characters mixed in with the text so it's a mess. Even for free, it's not worth the download.
cheral porter More than 1 year ago
This is a google book and while i appreciate the archive project very much, it doesn't mean these are easy to read or navigate. There are a LOT of characters that the ocr software obviously missed which makes this hard to read. There are no links in the table of contents. Also the title should tell you that this is volume 8 of 10 (criticisms) - this makes it impossible to tell which of your same title books is the one you want. None of the pay versions i've looked at are any better which is why i will stay with a print version for now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Poe, this nook book has a horrible toc and crashes my nook when it feels like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should have been proof-read a little better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sucks cant read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy this book!! It is suh a waste of space! All the letters are so jacked up i cant even read it!
Kourtney Schmidt More than 1 year ago
Look, when I got it, it was free, so I ignored the previous reviews. Something went horribly wrong and everything looks like gibberish though. If it costs something, trust me, its not worth it.
FanKan More than 1 year ago
What's in this volume is fine, but it is only ONE VOLUME of a TEN VOLUME SET. You cannot tell from the description of the selection which volume you are getting. When I saw "COMPLETE" Works of Edgar Allen Poe, I assumed it would be the COMPLETE works. There is nothing in the Overview to tell you that it is only one volume in the set you'll be downloading or which of the 10 volumes you might be obtaining. VERY DISAPPOINTING!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love EAP! But this particular book is coming across as complete jibberish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth reading
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth fighting through the gibberish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unless you want to spend all your time thumbing to find a particular story this book was a waste of $1.05! There are 4 sections containing his essays, novels, poems, and short stories. But you have over a 1000 pages to find them. Do not buy!!!!
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