Who has not felt the weird fascination of Poe's strangely beautiful poem "The Raven"? Perhaps on some stormy evening you have read it until the "silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain" has "thrilled you, filled you, with fantastic terrors never felt before." That poem is the almost perfect mirror of the life of the man who wrote it—the most brilliant poetic genius in the whole range of American literature, the most unfortunate and unhappy.
The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Annotated and Illustrated)by Edgar Allan Poe, New World Press
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This edition contains the complete works of Edgar Allan Poe, short and long biographies, historical background, critical commentary, and 80 full color and black-and-white illustrations of Poe’s works, including two sets of illustrations for his famous poem, The Raven. You will learn the motivation and historical context behind Poe’s stories and poems in addition to gaining an even deeper appreciation of his works.
This book contains the following works:
Edgar Allan Poe: An Appreciation
Edgar Allan Poe (A Short Biography)
Death of Edgar A. Poe
To Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (Commentary)
The Centenary of Edgar Allan Poe
The Dreamer: A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe
The Poet of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe
The Story of Edgar Allan Poe
Stories and Essays
The Unparalled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal
The Gold Bug
Four Beasts in One—The Homo-Cameleopard
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Roget
Manuscript Found in a Bottle
The Oval Portrait
The Purloined Letter
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade
A Descent into the Maelstrom
Von Kempelen and His Discovery
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
The Black Cat
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Masque of the Red Death
The Cask of Amontillado
The Imp of the Perverse
The Island of the Fay
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Premature Burial
The Domain of Arnheim
The Tell-Tale Heart
Narrative of A. Gordon Pym
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains
Three Sundays in a Week
The Devil in the Belfry
X-ing a Paragraph
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
How to Write a Blackwood Article
The Angel of the Odd: An Extravaganza
The Duc de l’Omelette
The Oblong Box
Loss of Breath
The Man That Was Used Up
The Business Man
The Landscape Garden
The Power of Words
The Colloquy of Monos and Una
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
Philosophy of Furniture
A Tale of Jerusalem
The Man of the Crowd
Never Bet the Devil Your Head
Thou Art the Man
Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling
Some Words with a Mummy
The Poetic Principle
Old English Poetry
Scenes from “Politian” (unfinished play)
Poems (including The Raven, The Bells, Lenore, The Conqueror Worm, and many others)
Meet the Author
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Title says "complete", however, it does not contain his poetry. His "complete" body of "work" includes his poetry, and various nonfiction pieces as well. The title is misleading.
I love Edgar Allan Poe, but there are some issues with this book on the Nook. I was just reading "The Balloon Hoax" and noticed that the formatting was pretty screwed up in some places. Random question marks appeared in many spots and words appearing at the end of a line were often broken up in a manner that was genuinely confusing at first glance. For example, in once instance the word "give" was at the end of the line, with "gi" appearing at the end of one line and "ve" appearing at the beginning of the next line. I kept reading and when I hit the end, I noticed that the title of the next story ("Bernice") was at the bottom of the last page of the current story rather than a new page. I realize these things don't make the book impossible to read by any means, but they are somewhat disappointing. Keep in mind this is a brand new Nook (just got it on Christmas) and that this book was my first purchase, so I would guess that the problem wasn't on my end, although that's certainly possible. I really hope there aren't more problems like this in the book and that these kinds of issues aren't widespread. Still for $1 it's hard to complain.
Do all compliations of this sort not have a working index? 1,000 pages, and I can't get to the Stories using the link provided, which I think is somewhere around page 300-600, but I don't remember. Every time I click the link, it takes me back to my B&N Library. Very poor execution. Either that, or it's just me. Once I can figure out where the short stories start, I guess I can bookmark it. What a waste of $.99 Mind you, I love Poe, and did manage to read "Some Words With a Mummy" before the whole thing went south. I started reading his work as a youth, and have enjoyed him for decades, literally.
I'm currently reading this on my nook color with NO ISSUES. Full navigation of all items, no random characters, and none of the issues reported in previous reviews. If you had a "faulty" version, I suggest archiving then unarchiving the title to get the most recent version of this.
I'm not sure why people are having problems with this e-book download. I've always been able to get to all his works, which include his poems and stories, using the links in the beginning. This e-book mirrors my "Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe" hardcover real book. Within this goldmine of fantastic writing, I suggest reading "The Gold Bug" which has become my new-favorite Poe Short Story.
Poe was an amazing writer and I LOVE his stories (and everything else) so much. I couldn't resist the price and when I got it, I immediately tried the links, since a person left a review saying they didn't work. The links have worked perfectly for me, and I have tried quite a few.
The Cask of Amontilado story had the word cask changed throughout the story and it was rewritten in such a way as the humor was totally lost. Other stories had different wording than the original. A lot of his works were not included. Very dissapointing.
Index does not work properly. Only index contains four links, and the "Stories" link does not work. Sure, it's only $0.99, but it's free from Project Gutenberg (as a collection of five volumes) and has better indices. Also has DRM.
I can't make heads or tails of the mess of text in this.
this book is worth the 99 cents. it has all of the stuff he has written you can not beat this
There is no table of contents like the description indicates and this appears to be one of a set of books. There are also a SIGNIFICANT number of random characters mixed in with the text so it's a mess. Even for free, it's not worth the download.
This is a google book and while i appreciate the archive project very much, it doesn't mean these are easy to read or navigate. There are a LOT of characters that the ocr software obviously missed which makes this hard to read. There are no links in the table of contents. Also the title should tell you that this is volume 8 of 10 (criticisms) - this makes it impossible to tell which of your same title books is the one you want. None of the pay versions i've looked at are any better which is why i will stay with a print version for now.
Love Poe, this nook book has a horrible toc and crashes my nook when it feels like it.
Should have been proof-read a little better.
Sucks cant read it
Do not buy this book!! It is suh a waste of space! All the letters are so jacked up i cant even read it!
Look, when I got it, it was free, so I ignored the previous reviews. Something went horribly wrong and everything looks like gibberish though. If it costs something, trust me, its not worth it.
What's in this volume is fine, but it is only ONE VOLUME of a TEN VOLUME SET. You cannot tell from the description of the selection which volume you are getting. When I saw "COMPLETE" Works of Edgar Allen Poe, I assumed it would be the COMPLETE works. There is nothing in the Overview to tell you that it is only one volume in the set you'll be downloading or which of the 10 volumes you might be obtaining. VERY DISAPPOINTING!
I love EAP! But this particular book is coming across as complete jibberish
Not worth reading
Not worth fighting through the gibberish.
Unless you want to spend all your time thumbing to find a particular story this book was a waste of $1.05! There are 4 sections containing his essays, novels, poems, and short stories. But you have over a 1000 pages to find them. Do not buy!!!!