Edgar Allan Poe; Fiction and Poetry (Library of Essential Writers Series)
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Edgar Allan Poe; Fiction and Poetry (Library of Essential Writers Series)

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 
Edgar Allen Poe is credited with having pioneered the short story, with perfecting the tale of psychological horror, and with having revolutionized modern poetics. The entirety of Poe's body of imaginative work encompasses detective tales, satires, fables, fantasies, science fiction, verse dramas, and exquisite poetry.

This omnibus collects all of Poe's fiction

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Edgar Allen Poe is credited with having pioneered the short story, with perfecting the tale of psychological horror, and with having revolutionized modern poetics. The entirety of Poe's body of imaginative work encompasses detective tales, satires, fables, fantasies, science fiction, verse dramas, and exquisite poetry.

This omnibus collects all of Poe's fiction and poetry into a single volume - immortal works that include "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "Annabel Lee," and the full-length adventure novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.

Edgar Allen Poe: Fiction and Poetry is part of Barnes & Noble's Library of Essential Writers. Each title in the series presents the finest works - complete and unabridged - from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hardback editions. Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer's life and works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760782217
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Series:
Library of Essential Writers Series
Pages:
1027
Product dimensions:
9.98(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.97(d)

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Edgar Allan Poe; Fiction and Poetry (Library of Essential Writers Series) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My only disapointment with any of the Essential Writers Series is that they quit making them. They take the best of each author and put them in one series which has beautiful covers. I even use them as decoration around my house they are so good. And everyone that comes over picks at least one up and starts looking at, asking me where I got them. I wanted the whole series, but unfortunately they are out of print and people are trying to charge too much money for them. If your local B&N has them still, I highly recommend going out and not passing them up.
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Jordan_Hal More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome collection to have in one's own library. Everyone should own Poe works, along with Ohio Blue Tips by Jeanne E. Clark, The Photos In The Closet by Daniel E. Lopez, and works by Alison Townsend.
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I love Edgar Allan Poe. His style of writing is amazing and I was ecstatic to find a complete collection of his works. This book is a perfect resource and is great for reading just for fun.
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Edgar Alan Poe is responsible for so many things in the world of literature. It was he who laid down the first guidelines for the short story. The detective story traces its lineage to him. And mystery and horror story fans can thank Edgar Alan Poe for popularizing these forms of literature. Now, on to the quality of his work. What is so captivating about the literature he wrote? It is his descriptive power--his ability to make commonplace items ominous, or inanimate objects personal, or terryifying scenes real. His writing has a nightmarish tone that absorbs the reader into the horror. And yet it is not because he uses overtly graphic violence (although violence and torture do find its way into many of his stories), but because he draws you into the mind of the character described in the story, until your heart literally pounds against your chest, and your lungs struggle for breath. In The Pit and the Pendulum, you feel as if you really are a prisoner of the Inquisition, waiting for death. After reading his stories, you will find that you do not need a movie filled with horrible blood and gore to make you terrified. These stories are terrifying! And then there are his poems. Amazing! Melodic meters, pleasing ryhmes, and eerie themes. There rhythm stays in your head, haunting your thoughts Well, as you can see, I am a big fan of Edgar Alan Poe. Anyone who enjoys reading, and has not read any of his works, is missing out on some enormous entertainment. Just read one of his stories or poems, and you will probably fall into the same snare I have fallen in, constantly looking for more from this pioneering author. ---Ryan Robledo Author of the Aelnathan