Edgar Allen Poe; Entire Collection of Tales and Poems

Edgar Allen Poe; Entire Collection of Tales and Poems

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 
The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe

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The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe

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ISBN-13:
2940011834226
Publisher:
Houghton Miller
Publication date:
01/20/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
122 KB

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Edgar Allen Poe was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement.

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Edgar Allen Poe; Entire Collection of Tales and Poems 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
IronFeliks More than 1 year ago
This book includes NO TABLE OF CONTENTS!!!! So unless you'd like to spend a few hours going through all 559 pages and adding book marks to every story I'd stay away. I was new to my NOOK and got duped by this... the text is Edgar Allen Poe, and I thought having his work on a NOOK would be perfect but to have no table of contents or navigation to a book that is entirely short fiction is insane... In conclusion NO REFUNDS ON eBooks No Table of Contents Wasted Money Angry Consumer James
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the unabridged edition. The way it was first published in the 1800's. Complete this book is well worth the money. After his brother's death, Poe began more earnest attempts to start his career as a writer. He chose a difficult time in American publishing to do so. He was the first well-known American to try to live by writing alone and was hampered by the lack of an international copyright law. Publishers often pirated copies of British works rather than paying for new work by Americans. The industry was also particularly hurt by the Panic of 1837. Despite a booming growth in American periodicals around this time period, fueled in part by new technology, many did not last beyond a few issues and publishers often refused to pay their writers or paid them much later than they promised. Poe, throughout his attempts to live as a writer, had to repeatedly resort to humiliating pleas for money and other assistance. Poe married his 13-year old cousin, Virginia Clemm. Her early death may have inspired some of his writing.After his early attempts at poetry, Poe had turned his attention to prose. He placed a few stories with a Philadelphia publication and began work on his only drama, Politian. The Baltimore Saturday Visiter awarded Poe a prize in October 1833 for his short story "MS. Found in a Bottle". The story brought him to the attention of John P. Kennedy, a Baltimorean of considerable means. He helped Poe place some of his stories, and introduced him to Thomas W. White, editor of the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond. Poe became assistant editor of the periodical in August 1835, but was discharged within a few weeks for being caught drunk by his boss. Returning to Baltimore, Poe secretly married Virginia, his cousin, on September 22, 1835. He was 26 and she was 13, though she is listed on the marriage certificate as being 21.[43] Reinstated by White after promising good behavior, Poe went back to Richmond with Virginia and her mother. He remained at the Messenger until January 1837. During this period, Poe claimed that its circulation increased from 700 to 3,500. He published several poems, book reviews, critiques, and stories in the paper. On May 16, 1836, he had a second wedding ceremony in Richmond with Virginia Clemm, this time in public.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
too intense. It's better to soak it in a little at a time, so that you can get a better feel for the different kinds of writing that Poe did, and how he excelled at pretty much everything he put down on paper. Most great writers can't boast of that much. Poe's writing is what makes even his least story or poem come alive -- he brought a gothic, misty vibrancy to his stories, and could make his quiet dialogue seem utterly chilling (" "I have no name in the regions which I inhabit. I was mortal, but am fiend..."). It's not hard to see why he was an influence on authors such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle and Franz Kafka.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, so Poe was a creepy man that lived a very strange life... But he was brillant at what he was able to do for his time... Much like his England counterpart Dickens Poe understood the power of the "Serial Novel" making people wait in anticipation for what would come next... Often know as the father of the classic "who done it" mystery Poe never ceases to amaze me... For Halloween I wanted to dive into this classic work and imerge myself in the works of where mystery begin... If your only knowledge of Poe is the Raven your missing out... I put this up against Agatha Christie's "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" as a part of my classics that I will one day read again...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The horror of being; the darkest depths of man's soul; the deepest fears brought about by darkness: it's all here. This is the work of the original genius of terror. And the most terrifying thing about Poe's stories and poems is that the threat doesn't come from a monster, or a devil, or a murderer: it comes from inside yourself, from your mind and your heart. There's no escaping them. Poe is not, of course a "terror" writer. He's just a writer, and one of the best there has been. His work can not be confined to a "genre". His tales touch horror, but there are some analytical, metaphysical, futurists, and tales of love (strange love, but love).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHAT?? No table of contents... you gotta be kidding me. Bad purchase!!
SiobhanSC More than 1 year ago
I love Poe, but in a 559 page book, a table of contents would be nice. This book starts with his poetry. Keep turning pages if you want to read his prose. I am new to ebooks, so this may be part and parcel, but there are an unusual number of question marks peppered throughout the text. I bought this ebook to have Poe in a larger print format (my paperback is miniscule type), but the number of misspellings and punctuation errors in the text is making me think this was a mistake.
Susan Burns More than 1 year ago
Very well written. I wish all books were this good!
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Waste of money, skips every third page!!!
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