The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Volume 6

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2009 - Poetry - 384 pages
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American poet, fiction writer, and literary critic EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849) pioneered the short story, popularized romantic Gothic fiction in the United States in the 19th century, and almost single-handedly invented the genre of detective fiction. Appreciating Poe's work is essential to any understanding of American literature. Here, in 10 volumes, is the complete oeuvre of this American original. Available again in Cosimo's beautiful replica of the 1902 edition, finely illustrated by Canadian artist FREDERICK SIMPSON COBURN (1871-1960), and edited and with a critical introduction by American literary historian and journalist CHARLES F. RICHARDSON (1851-1913), this is a collection readers will treasure. Volume VI: Tales features: [ "Some Words with a Mummy" [ "The Purloined Letter" [ "The Angel of the Odd" [ "The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade" [ "The Imp of the Perverse" [ "The Cask of Amontillado" [ "The Domain of Arnheim" [ "Von Kempelen and His Discovery" [ "The Sphinx" [ and more.
 

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Contents

I
1
II
25
III
57
IV
84
V
114
VI
130
VII
157
VIII
164
XI
220
XII
231
XIII
256
XIV
272
XV
295
XVI
307
XVII
327
XVIII
338

IX
174
X
204

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About the author (2009)

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. In 1827, he enlisted in the United States Army and his first collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems, was published. In 1835, he became the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger. Over the next ten years, Poe would edit a number of literary journals including the Burton's Gentleman's Magazine and Graham's Magazine in Philadelphia and the Broadway Journal in New York City. It was during these years that he established himself as a poet, a short story writer, and an editor. His works include The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Raven. He struggle with depression and alcoholism his entire life and died on October 7, 1849 at the age of 40.

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