Thirty-Two Stories / Edition 1

Thirty-Two Stories / Edition 1

by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 

America's most influential literary figure worldwide is familiar to most readers of short fiction through only about a dozen stories. This is because many of Poe’s tales depend on knowledge a reader in 1835 or 1845 might have had that a typical reader in 2000 would not. In this extensively annotated and meticulously edited selection of Poe’s short

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America's most influential literary figure worldwide is familiar to most readers of short fiction through only about a dozen stories. This is because many of Poe’s tales depend on knowledge a reader in 1835 or 1845 might have had that a typical reader in 2000 would not. In this extensively annotated and meticulously edited selection of Poe’s short fiction, Stuart Levine and Susan F. Levine connect Poe to major literary forces of his era and to the rapidly changing U.S. of the 1830s and 1840s, discussing Shelley, Carlyle, Byron, Emerson, and Hawthorne, as well as the railroad, photography, and the telegraph. In the process, they reveal a Poe immersed in the America of his day--its politics, science, technology, best-selling books, biases, arts, journalism, fads, scandals, and even sexual mores--and render accessible all thirty-two stories included here. The general Introduction, the headnote to each story, and the annotations included in this volume have been extensively revised from the editors’ critically acclaimed editions of the complete short fiction: The Short Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe: An Annotated Edition (1976, 1990).

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ISBN-13:
9780872204980
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on the Texts
Acknowledgments
Metzengerstein1
The Duc De L'Omelette9
MS. Found in a Bottle16
The Assignation26
Shadow42
Silence48
Ligeia54
How to Write a Blackwood Article68
A Predicament80
The Fall of the House of Usher87
William Wilson104
The Man of the Crowd120
The Murders in the Rue Morgue130
A Descent into the Maelstrom159
Eleonora174
The Masque of the Red Death181
The Pit and the Pendulum188
The Domain of Arnheim200
The Tell-Tale Heart216
The Gold-Bug221
The Black Cat248
The Purloined Letter256
The Balloon-Hoax272
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq284
Some Words with a Mummy303
The Power of Words318
The Imp of the Perverse323
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar329
The Cask of Amontillado339
Mellonta Tauta346
Hop-Frog361
Von Kempelen and His Discovery370
Bibliography379

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