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

It is hard to think of a more influential American writer than Edgar Allan Poe. He brought to the short story genre a new literary polish, writing scores of tales that came to epitomize the form. H invented detective fiction, and the gothic aspect of his work continues to inspire young writers. Poe also changed the direction of American poetry, insisting that-rather than deliver a message-a poem's first obligation is to create beauty through rhythm, rhyme, and visual imagery.
 Among the twenty-two eloquently eerie stories collected in Essential Tales and Poems are “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Cast of Amontillado,” “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” and perhaps the most terrifying of all, “The Tell-Tale Heart.” These stories penetrate a reader's subconscious and draw into the light its deepest fears. Poe's sensuous poetry is also on display, inviting readers into a world of grief, delirium, and pulsing rhythms. These qualities reach their peak in Poe's best-known poems, “The Bells,” “The Raven,” “Ulalume,” and “Annabel Lee.”
 The book also includes Poe's only complete d novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, and three of his best short works of nonfiction-most saliently, his groundbreaking essays on aesthetics, “The Philosophy of Compositions.”

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: 840,537
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