Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Classic Reprint)

Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Classic Reprint)

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, on January 19, 1809. Certain peculiarities in his work have been put down to racial tendencies, for his father, though American born, was of Irish descent. But we notice the profession of the parents as a fact more immediate than their racial deriva tion. Both parents were actors, and

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, on January 19, 1809. Certain peculiarities in his work have been put down to racial tendencies, for his father, though American born, was of Irish descent. But we notice the profession of the parents as a fact more immediate than their racial deriva tion. Both parents were actors, and the stage seems to have been in keeping with certain tendencies in the father. He seems to have been a Bohemian, or rather a vagabond. It is said that he had made an imprudent marriage; it is fairly certain that he deserted his wife before the child Edgar was born. The mother died when Poe was two years old, and Edgar, one of her three children, was adopted by a childless pair, the Allans, wealthy Scotch folk of Richmond in Virginia. Four years later the Allans made a tour through Ireland, Scotland and England. They settled in England for a while, and young Edgar Allan, now six years of age, was given five years' schooling at Stoke Newington. He was eleven when he returned to America with the Allans, and we hear of him afterwards as a youngster at the Richmond school, brilliant indeed, but defiant, irritable and solitary a descendant of a race whose imaginative and easily excitable temperament has at all times rendered them remarkable, as he says, in what seems to be an autobiographical note.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781332782376
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/28/2016
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
The stories are wonderful, the OCR'ed formatting, not so much. It's readable, but just barely so. There are lots of odd characters populating the pages, so you kind of have to get used to ignoring stuff and translating some other stuff. But, the stories themselves are top notch classics. Rating reduced due to eBook formatting, not content of the writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy the full version it is definatly worth it to read and understand the wonderful works of Poe. This particular volume is somewhat readable but includes instances of complete gibberish
Rakul Weber More than 1 year ago
Poe is awesome and all, but do not get this book for your nook. It's basically unreadable, all of it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
scanned version is unreadable
the-big-jayhawk More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully illustrated Poe. Beautiful book, happy to have it on my coffee table.
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grandmomof2 More than 1 year ago
Cannot read this thing due to all of the typing errors and crazy symbols. Looks like it was typed by a three year old. Impossible to read and make any sense out of it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The conversion to digital format leaves much to be desired. There are so many errors that it is difficult to read in places.
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