Selected Tales

Selected Tales

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Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe's Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction, and as the inventor of the modern mystery, Poe created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new selection of twenty-four tales places the most popular--"The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and "The Purloined Letter"--alongside less well-known travel narratives, metaphysical essays, and political satires.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199535774
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/15/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 277,604
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Van Leer is Professor of English and American Literature at the University of California, Davis.

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