The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Remastered Collection) [NOOK Book]

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

This anthology offers an exceptionally generous selection of Poe’s short stories. It includes his...
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The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Remastered Collection)

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Overview

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

This anthology offers an exceptionally generous selection of Poe’s short stories. It includes his famed masterpieces, such as "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter," featuring Poe’s great detective, Dupin; his insightful studies of madness "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-Tale Heart"; "The Gold-Bug," his delightful exercise in "code-breaking"; and important but lesser-known tales, such as "Bon-Bon," "The Assignation," and "King Pest." Also included are some of Poe’s most beloved poems, haunting lyrics of love and loss, such as "Annabel Lee," nightmare phantasmagories such as "The Raven," and his grand experiment in translating sound into words, "The Bells."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014318730
  • Publisher: Mumsford LTD
  • Publication date: 3/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 370,595
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe, January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. He attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money. After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officer's cadet at West Point, Poe parted ways with the Allans. His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian".

Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem, "The Raven", to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. He began planning to produce his own journal, The Penn (later renamed The Stylus), though he died before it could be produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.
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  • Posted July 25, 2012

    Honest Review

    I own the original book of The Complete Tales and Poems of Edger Allan Poe. This book is quite amazing. I love the way he writes. He truly was a great sadistic writer. He has influenced me to write better in my own way. Poe was always different. He could scare you with just a one word sentence. If you love dark, odd, evil short stories and poems - then this book is for you.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Vast Collection of his greatest works

    Overall this contains many of his most highly regarded short stories and poems. After previewing some of the other books it appears this version in the cleanest. Well i will have to say that Edgar Allan Poe is one of the best poets in history in my opinion, but this book may frighten you or grad your attention after the first page, its an aquired taste figuratively speaking, but it is one of the best books you will ever read if you are in too that type of thing like i am, so buy the book or check it out its worth it! trust me!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Great compilation, beautiful binding.

    Great compilation, beautiful binding.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Love the HONEST REVIEW comment

    Love it though i also love love love poe!!!!!!!!!! I want to learn how to write poetry can any one help me?

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