Tales and Sketches: 1831-1842

Tales and Sketches: 1831-1842

by Edgar Allan Poe, Maureen C. Mabbott, Thomas Ollive Mabbott, Eleanor D. Kewer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252069226

ISBN-13: 9780252069222

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Esteemed as a literary critic and poet, Edgar Allan Poe was most highly acclaimed for his tales and sketches. He transformed the short story from anecdote to art, virtually created the detective story, and perfected the psychological thriller. In these two volumes, edited by the consummate Poe scholar, Thomas Ollive Mabbott, are collected all the tales of this master

Overview

Esteemed as a literary critic and poet, Edgar Allan Poe was most highly acclaimed for his tales and sketches. He transformed the short story from anecdote to art, virtually created the detective story, and perfected the psychological thriller. In these two volumes, edited by the consummate Poe scholar, Thomas Ollive Mabbott, are collected all the tales of this master of the uncanny, the unnerving, and the terrifying.

Marrying grotesque inventiveness with superb plot construction, Poe's strikingly original tales often use only one main character and one main incident. In many of them, horror and suspense, revenge and torture are laced with hilarious satire. Each volume is enriched with Mabbott's detailed and authoritative notes on sources, the history and collation of all known texts authorized by Poe, and variants of Poe's "final" versions.

The stories collected in volume 1 include "Ms. Found in a Bottle," "Ligeia," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." Volume 2 includes "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Purloined Letter," and "The Cask of Amontillado."

Promising spine-tingling delights and sleepless nights, this annotated edition of Tales and Sketches is a treasure trove for scholars and general readers alike, confirming Poe's status as one of literary art's "most brilliant but erratic stars."


About the Authors:
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49), preeminent American writer and literary critic, exerted a worldwide influence on literature through his short fiction and his theoretical statements on poetry and the short story.

Thomas Ollive Mabbott, a faculty member of Hunter College, New York, for nearly forty years, worked on Poe's writings from the 1920s until his death in 1968.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252069222
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Poe and His Tales xv
Plan Of This Edition xxvi
EARLIEST IMAGINATIVE PROSE: 1826--1831
[Gaffy]
3(1)
[An Old English Tale]
4(1)
[Summer And Winter]
5(1)
A Dream
5(8)
TALES OF THE FOLIO CLUB: 1831--1835
[Note on Poe's Tales of the Folio Club]
13(2)
Metzengerstein
15(16)
The Duc De L'Omelette
31(10)
A Tale of Jerusalem
41(10)
A Decided Loss
51(32)
And Loss of Breath
61(22)
The Bargain Lost
83(34)
And Bon-Bon
96(21)
Epimanes (Four Beasts in One)
117(13)
Ms. Found in a Bottle
130(18)
The Visionary (The Assignation)
148(21)
Lionizing
169(18)
Shadow -- A Parable
187(5)
Siope (Silence)
192(8)
The Folio Club
200(7)
Berenice
207(14)
Morella
221(17)
King Pest
238(21)
OTHER TALES: 1836--1839
Autography
259(32)
Von Jung (Mystification)
291(14)
Ligeia
305(29)
The Psyche Zenobia (How To Write A Blackwood Article)
334(28)
The Devil in the Belfry
362(14)
The Man that was used up
376(16)
The Fall of The House Of Usher
392(30)
William Wilson
422(29)
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
451(11)
Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling
462(9)
Preface for Tales of the Grotesque And Arabesque
471(6)
INTERLUDE: 1840
Instinct vs Reason
477(3)
Peter Pendulum (The Business Man)
480(13)
Cabs
493(1)
Philosophy of Furniture
494(11)
The Man of the Crowd
505(16)
TALES: 1841-1842
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
521(53)
A Descent into the Maelstrom
574(23)
The Island of the Fay
597(10)
The Colloquy of Monos and Una
607(12)
Never Bet Your Head (Never Bet The Devil Your Head)
619(16)
Eleonora
635(13)
A Succession of Sundays (Three Sundays in a Week)
648(11)
Life In Death (The Oval Portrait)
659(8)
The Masque of The Red Death
667(11)
The Pit and The Pendulum
678(22)
The Landscape Garden
700

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