Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Works of Edgar Allan Poe

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, easy-to-use search and navigation and tap-and-go Table of Contents.

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- ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
- EDGAR ALLAN POE, AN APPRECIATION
- EDGAR ALLAN POE
- DEATH OF EDGAR A. POE
- THE UNPARALLELED ADVENTURES OF ONE HANS PFAAL
- NOTES TO HANS PFAAL
- FOUR BEASTS IN ONE
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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, easy-to-use search and navigation and tap-and-go Table of Contents.

Includes:
- ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
- EDGAR ALLAN POE, AN APPRECIATION
- EDGAR ALLAN POE
- DEATH OF EDGAR A. POE
- THE UNPARALLELED ADVENTURES OF ONE HANS PFAAL
- NOTES TO HANS PFAAL
- FOUR BEASTS IN ONE
- THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
- THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET
- MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE
- THE OVAL PORTRAIT
- HE PURLOINED LETTER
- THE THOUSAND-AND-SECOND TALE OF SCHEHERAZADE
- A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM.
- VON KEMPELEN AND HIS DISCOVERY
- MESMERIC REVELATION
- THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR
- THE BLACK CAT
- THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
- SILENCE -- A FABLE
- THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
- THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO
- THE IMP OF THE PERVERSE
- THE ISLAND OF THE FAY
- THE ASSIGNATION
- THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM
- THE PREMATURE BURIAL
- THE DOMAIN OF ARNHEIM
- LANDOR'S COTTAGE
- WILLIAM WILSON
- THE TELL-TALE HEART
- BERENICE
- ELEONORA
- THE DEVIL IN THE BELFRY
- LIONIZING
- X-ING A PARAGRAB
- METZENGERSTEIN
- THE SYSTEM OF DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER
- HOW TO WRITE A BLACKWOOD ARTICLE
- A PREDICAMENT
- MYSTIFICATION
- DIDDLING
- THE ANGEL OF THE ODD
- MELLONTA TAUTA
- THE DUC DE L'OMELETTE
- THE OBLONG BOX
- LOSS OF BREATH
- THE MAN THAT WAS USED UP
- THE BUSINESS MAN
- THE LANDSCAPE GARDEN
- MAELZEL'S CHESS-PLAYER
- THE POWER OF WORDS
- THE COLLOQUY OF MONOS AND UNA
- THE CONVERSATION OF EIROS AND CHARMION
- SHADOW -- A PARABLE
- THE RAVEN
- THE BELLS
- ULALUME
- TO HELEN
- ANNABEL LEE
- A VALENTINE.
- AN ENIGMA
- TO MY MOTHER
- FOR ANNIE
- TO FRANCES S. OSGOOD
- ELDORADO
- EULALIE
- A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM
- TO MARIE LOUISE (SHEW)
- THE CITY IN THE SEA
- THE SLEEPER
- BRIDAL BALLAD
- PLUS MANY MORE

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016133263
Publisher:
Packard Technologies
Publication date:
12/28/2012
Series:
Librainia Classics , #14
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
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. The Mystery Writers of America present an annual award known as the Edgar Award for distinguished work in the mystery genre.

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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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