Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe (V. 8-9)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780217193856
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/9/2009
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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I Promessi Sposi, Or The Betrothed Lovers ; A Milanese Story Of The Seventeenth Century : As Translated For The Metropolitan, From The Italian Of Alessandro Manzoni, By G. W. Featherstonhauch. Washington : StereoTyped And Published By Duff Green. 1834. 8vo. Pp. 249. [Soulkrrn Literary Meutnger, May, 1835.] The appearance of this work strongly reminds us of the introductory remarks with which the Edinburgh Review, thirty years ago, prefaced its annunciation of Waverley. We would gladly appropriate them, were it fair to do so ; but " honor among thieves ! " Reviewers must not steal from Reviewers ; and what is it but theft, when he who borrows, can never have anything worthy of acceptance to give in return ? We may, nevertheless, so far imitate "the grand Napoleon of the realms of criticism," as to congratulate our readers on the appearance of a work, which promises to be the commencement of a new style in novel writing. Since the days of Fielding, unimitated and inimitable and of Smollett, between whose different productions there was scarce a family likeness, we have had a succession of dynasties reigning over the regions of romance. We have had the Ratcliffe dynasty, the Edgeworth dynasty, and the Scott dynasty ; each, like the family of the Caesars, passing from good to bad, and from bad to worse, until each has run out. Partial movements in the provinces have occasionally set up the standard of rival aspirants : but these have soon passed away. Heroines from thebogs, and heroes from the highlands of Scotland, or the Polish wilds, could not maintain their pretensions, though uniting in themselves all that is admirable both in the civilized and the savage character.Perhaps this was the reason. We like to read of things that may a little remind us of what we have seen ...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2010

    Where's the poetry?

    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.

    39 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

    A good collection, but problematic on the Nook

    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.

    24 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

    It may just be me, but . . .

    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.

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    Working as intended

    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.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2011

    I'm So Happy I Can Take Poe With Me Where Ever I Go.

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    Extremely dissatisfied with this purchase

    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.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2010

    Recommended for sure!

    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.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Badly rewritten portions of his work

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    Money well spent

    this book is worth the 99 cents. it has all of the stuff he has written you can not beat this

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Complete Junk

    I can't make heads or tails of the mess of text in this.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    Definitely not what it says it it

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Not so good

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2010

    INCOMPLETE "Complete" Works of Edgar Allen Poe

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    NONSENCE

    This iS UNREADABLE DO NOT GET!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Poor release

    Love Poe, this nook book has a horrible toc and crashes my nook when it feels like it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Adequate

    Should have been proof-read a little better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Who ever transferred this to a ebook ought to be ashamed of themselves u cant read a thing this one sucks

    Sucks cant read it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    This crap

    Do not buy this book!! It is suh a waste of space! All the letters are so jacked up i cant even read it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    Anon

    Worse than terrible.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Aweful!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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