Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Collins Classics)

Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Collins Classics)

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart – one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which gives direction to the character of Man.’Including Poe’s most terrifying,

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart – one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which gives direction to the character of Man.’Including Poe’s most terrifying, grotesque and haunting short stories, Tales of Mystery and Imagination is the ultimate collection of the infamous author’s macabre works.Considered to be one of the earliest American writers to encapsulate the genre of detective-fiction, the collection features some of his most popular tales.‘The Gold-Bug’ is the only tale that was popular in his lifetime, whereas ‘The Black Cat’, ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’ and ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ became more widely read after his death.Focussing on the internal conflict of individuals, the power of the dead over the living, and psychological explorations of darker human emotion that appear to anticipate Sigmund Freud’s later theories on the psyche, Poe’s Gothic terror stories are considered masterpieces the world over.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007480661
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Series:
Collins Classics
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
486,198
File size:
673 KB

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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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