The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

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As a storywriter and poet, Edgar Allan Poe was master of the macabre and one of America's great literary geniuses. His collection of poems, short stories, and literary criticism not only helped define the horror genre, but it transcended it, and would go on to influence subsequent strains of mystery, crime fiction, and sci-fi.

Poe's classic masterpieces include:

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As a storywriter and poet, Edgar Allan Poe was master of the macabre and one of America's great literary geniuses. His collection of poems, short stories, and literary criticism not only helped define the horror genre, but it transcended it, and would go on to influence subsequent strains of mystery, crime fiction, and sci-fi.

Poe's classic masterpieces include: "The Raven," "The Tell Tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher," and many more. Poe was the first well-known American author to make a living solely by writing, which, because he lived a tormented life anyway, was something of a curse. At the time the U.S. publishing industry was a mess: publishers bootlegged British works instead of paying local authors for original work. Appropriate to the artist's life and work, Poe died at the age of 40 from unknown causes, though it's been "variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents."

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ISBN-13:
9781522947745
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/27/2015
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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CasperAZ More than 1 year ago
I checked out all of the Edgar Allan Poe collections on Barnes and Noble and this was the best one I saw. I'm so happy I purchased it. This collection is only $4.79. I've been reading some of the works and there is one I finished last night, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket." It's a long story, and I read where this is the only complete novel that Poe ever wrote. Well, this novel had me flabbergasted. Poe was so knowledgeable about Captain Cook's voyages along with precise latitude and longitude measures. He also taught me how penguins and albatross lay their eggs together in communal settings whereby both species gather together and create like their own fortress for protection. Poe also taught me facts I did not know about the Galapagos tortoise. This novel also had the Poe scare element with a mutiny aboard a ship with swords creating all sorts of mayhem, a ship is spotted approaching Pym's ship after it has been stranded out to sea for way over a month but it is covered with a foul stench and the survivors on Pym's ship discover that the putrid smell is derived from all the passengers aboard being dead from yellow fever, gale winds coming up and leaving those on Pym's ship with a fierce survival game which comes down to the remaining four drawing lots to see which one will be sacrificed to be eaten. Augustus has gangrene on his arm so bad that he has gone down to 40 pounds and when he dies, he is tossed overboard where the remaining lone survivors look in horror as the sharks eat the remains. Then, when Arthur Gordon Pym and Dirk Peters are rescued, you think it is all over, but it isn't. They are rescued by Mr. Guy on board his ship who wants to discover new land near the Aurora Islands, however, the natives that his crew meet play a trick on them by pretending to be friends but turn the tables on the crew with a plan to destroy them. Wow! This is re-discovered Poe to me! I'm surprised Hollywood hasn't made a movie from this novel.
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