Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 576 pages
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The classic poems and spine-tingling stories of a Gothic American master collected in one volume.

Of all the American masters, Edgar Allan Poe staked out perhaps the most unique and vivid reputation, as a master of the macabre. Even today, in the age of horror movies and high-tech haunted houses, Poe is the first choice of entertainment for many who want a spine-chilling thrill.

Born in Boston in 1809, and dead at the age of 40, Poe wrote across several fields during his life, noted for his poetry and short stories as well as his criticism. The best of each of these is collected here, including the classic poem The Raven, and timeless stories like The Tell-Tale Heart. In his introduction to this volume, G. R. Thompson argues that Poe was a great satirist and comedic craftsman, as well as a formidable Gothic writer. "All of Poe's fiction," Thompson writes, "and the poems as well, can be seen as one coherent piece—as the work of one of the greatest ironists of world literature."

 

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Dear, Mrs. Duong My URL to my book report is on the great short works of Edgar Allen Poe. This book is based on how Edgar Allen Poe wrote poems and tales. There were a lot of poems that he wrote in ... Read full review

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Recurring theme: being buried alive. Of the stories, I liked the Dupin mysteries the best, then some of the most grotesque, I guess you could call it - The Masque of the Red Death, Hop-Frog, &c. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Dreams 1827 1828
49
The LakeTo 1827 1845
55
To Helen 1831 1845
61
The Valley of Unrest 18311845
67
Taik
93
Uonizing 1832 1845
162
The Fall of the House of Usher 1839
216
Never Bet the Devil Your Head A Tale
344
SonnetSUence 18391845 71
421
1845
479
The Mayflower for MDCCCXLVI Boston 1846 The
504
Review of TwiceTold Tales By Nathaniel
519
The Philosophy of Composition 1846
528
Excerpts from The Poetic Principle 1848
542
Bibliography
552

The Haunted Palace 18381848
226
The Colloquy of Monos and Una 1841
333
Thanks are due to Gayle Conrad Judy Osowsld
557
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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) reigned unrivaled in his mastery of mystery. Born in Boston, he was orphaned at age three, expelled from West Point for gambling and became an alcoholic. In 1836 he secretly wed his thirteen-year-old cousin. The Raven, published in 1845, made Poe famous. He died in 1849 under what remain suspicious circumstances.

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