Essential Tales and Poems (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)

Essential Tales and Poems (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)

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Essential Tales and Poems (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions) by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Essential Tales and Poems" is a large, yet thorough, collection of the poems and stories written by horror master Edgar Allen Poe. Admirers will be happy to see Poe's most famous works present in the collection: "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Cask of Amontillado." These works have struck fear in audiences for generations, solidifying Poe's place in the American literature canon. Fans of Poe will not be disappointed with the additional selection of works present in "The Essential Tales and Poems;" "Fairy Land," "The Raven," and "Annabel Lee" are just three of the seventeen poems, accompanied by thirty-three short stories. The anthology even includes Poe's novel "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym" to round out the selection. Poe's works frequent the topics of death, mourning, and dark romanticism, all of which made him unpopular with the Romantic poets and writers of his time. They claimed that his works lacked elegance and propriety. Poe himself was wary of the work that was overly transcendental and romantic, and he thoroughly enjoyed writing Gothic horror. Poe's stories were wildly popular with audiences, and his tales and poems remained consistently popular throughout the next 150 years. Now, Poe's stylish prose and poetry is adored and emulated by readers of all genres. Readers who want to enjoy the best of his talent will find great pleasure in "The Essential Tales and Poems."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435141094
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Series: Barnes & Noble Signature Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 487,723
File size: 5 MB

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.

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Essential Tales and Poems (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Fitzi More than 1 year ago
A fine example of his works. I needed a poem for a special occasion and his Valley of Unrest was just right. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to red a collection of his best known works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How do you know im hurting. If you cannot see my pain? To wear it on my body tells what words cannot explain
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Life was pain. Pain is regret. The things i want most i cant get. The memories dont seem to fade. I pierce your heart right from the grave. Time. it passes all too late. All i want is to be safe. I have tried to be thst brave soldier. But i i need is a loving shoulder. Rescue me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U walk away not telling You take my heart like a sheep You dont care Your not by my side Stand right here and show your eyes U dont love me You dont care Stand by my side and ill be there Do u really love me You dont Stay away under my pain Dont come near my secert wall U dont love me And u know its true Stay away You dont under stand my pain THE END THE END THE END
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have suffered from pain and loss. He acted like my boss. Hate and pain. So much loss but little gain. Unsteady from the start, all because he broke my heart. Leaving a scar when he seemed very sweet. He is a guy i have wished not to meet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R u reciting from a book? Ive never read poetry so i have no idea... but i want to try poetry and see if i like it