The life of American writer Edgar Allan Poe was characterized by a dramatic series of successes and failures, breakdowns and recoveries, personal gains and hopes dashed through, despite which he created some of the finest literature the world has ever known. Over time his works have influenced such major creative forces as the French poets Charles Baudelaire and Andre Gide, filmmaker D.W. Griffith and modern literary legend Allen Ginsberg. Best known for his poems and short fiction, Poe perfected the psychological thriller, invented the detective story, and rarely missed transporting the reader to his own supernal realm. He has also been hailed posthumously as one of the finest literary critics of the nineteenth century. In Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems fans may indulge in all of Poe's most imaginative short-stories, including The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in Rue Morgue, The Tell-Tale Heart, Ligeia and Ms. In A Bottle. His complete early and miscellaneous poetic masterpieces are also here, including The Raven, Ulalume, Annabel Lee, Tamerlane, as well as select reviews and narratives.
About the Author
Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.
Table of Contents
|The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall||1|
|Ms. Found in a Bottle||49|
|A Descent into the Maelstrom||57|
|Von Kempelen and his Discovery||69|
|The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar||99|
|The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade||107|
|The Murders in the Rue Morgue||117|
|The Mystery of Marie Roget||141|
|The Fall of the House of Usher||171|
|The Purloined Letter||185|
|The Tell-tale Heart||199|
|The Black Cat||203|
|The Imp of the Perverse||211|
|The Premature Burial||217|
|The Island of the Fay||227|
|The Cask of Amontillado||231|
|The Pit and the Pendulum||237|
|The Oval Portrait||247|
|The Masque of the Red Death||251|
|The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether||267|
|How to Write a Blackwood Article||285|
|The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.||301|
|X-ing a Paragrab||323|
|The Angel of the Odd||329|
|Loss of Breath||337|
|The Business Man||347|
|The Man that was Used Up||365|
|The Power of Words||389|
|The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion||393|
|The Colloquy of Monos and Una||399|
|A Tale of Jerusalem||411|
|Philosophy of Furniture||415|
|The Man of the Crowd||425|
|"Thou Art the Man"||431|
|Never Bet the Devil Your Head||449|
|Four Beasts in One||457|
|Why the Little Frenchman Wears his Hand in a Sling||463|
|Some Words with a Mummy||467|
|Review of Stephens' "Arabia Petraee"||499|
|The Quacks of Helicon--A Satire||511|
|The Domain of Arnheim||537|
|A Tale of the Ragged Mountains||601|
|The Oblong Box||609|
|The Duc de L'Omelette||617|
|Three Sundays in a Week||645|
|The Devil in the Belfry||651|
|Narrative of a Gordon Pym||661|
|Preface to the Poems||771|
|To One in Paradise|
|To My Mother|
|The Haunted Palace|
|The Conqueror Worm|
|To F--SS. O--D|
|The Valley of Unrest|
|The City in the Sea|
|A Dream Within a Dream|
|Scenes from "Politian"|
|Poems Written in Youth||817|
|To The River--|
|The Lake To--|
|Spirits of the Dead|
|"In Youth I Have Known One"|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Poe has a beautiful way with words, even if they are grim or morbid. Of all the stories and authors i was forced to read in english poe was by far my favorite, his words and stories flowed like a stream of blood from the heart to the brain. Most people are familiar with The Raven, but it was his story of The Black Cat that peeked my interest. This is a fine collection that i encourage everyone to read.
This is an awesome collection to have in one's own library. Everyone should own Poe works, along with Ohio Blue Tips by Jeanne E. Clark, The Photos In The Closet by Daniel E. Lopez, and works by Alison Townsend.
His writing is classic and so pure that it is difficult for many to truly grasp and comprehend. It is deep and very emotional. Amazing. I gave one as a gift to a Junior High girl and she screamed with joy when she saw it. The significance of his writing cannot be overstated.
Poe is one of the all time best. Extremely cynical and dark stuff. Sometimes hard to read, but worth the effort.
I love the Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe. It is a beautifully bound book and very affordable. It is a treat!!
For anyone who even marginally likes Poe's work, this is a great book. You can nibble away at it when time allows, and get a storehouse of great emotions.
I found egdar allen poe i started reading his poems in class and ever since(one month ago) i coulden stop + i am only in 5 grade
The complete tales and poems are wonderful...Edgers' beautiful words flowing through the poems and mysterious short stories.
I know it's none of my business but im so confused about whats going on... And when it comes to this book, its awesome!
It auctualy is over 100 poems and short stories. These are really great poems and stories i think everyone should read them.
Unorginizide you must skip like lOO pages to get to the poems and when you do get to the poems like it said raven was on one page but it was mixed up
Great book, but 2900 pages long. But only buy if you have the time
I'm a Poe lover so don't take my advice, also if you don't like Poe get out of looking into this book. For the Poe lovers, I'm sure this book has all his tales, and poems like The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Oval Portrait, etc. Also, this book holds essays a narritve of a guy named Gordon A. Pym. PLUS MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!
This book was 99 cemts amd come with alot of stortys i love(:
Everyone shoupd read Poe's work! I started reading Poe about two months ago and now i can't stop!