The Edgar Allan Poe Collection

The Edgar Allan Poe Collection
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publsiher: Graphic Arts Books
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2021-02-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781513274188

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The Edgar Allan Poe Collection (2020) compiles several iconic works of short fiction and poetry by an icon of American literature. Recognized as a foundational figure of nineteenth century fiction, Poe has inspired generations of readers and writers with his craftsmanship and taste for tragedy and terror. His brief but meteoric career shaped the trajectory of American literature forever, forming a legacy without which science fiction, horror, and detective writing would surely be shells of themselves. In “The Fall of the House of Usher,” a man receives a distressing letter from an old friend requesting his presence at his family estate. There, Roderick Usher and his twin sister Madeline are found suffering from an unknown illness, and the narrator struggles to comfort them as signs of paranormal activity lead him to believe that the house itself is a living entity. “The Masque of the Red Death” is a timely work of Gothic fiction set in the abbey of a powerful prince. As the world outside suffers from a deadly plague, the prince decides to hold a masquerade for his wealthy friends and fellow nobles, unwittingly bringing death to his own fortunate doorstep. In “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” a French detective summons the powers of analytical reasoning to investigate the deaths of two young women. Included in this collection are some of Poe’s most iconic poems, including “A Dream Within a Dream,” “The Raven,” and “Ulalume,” all of which remain indelible classics of Romantic verse, masterpieces of mystery, beauty, and slow-burning fear. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Edgar Allan Poe Collection is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

The Raven

The Raven
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1898
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: NYPL:33433069354276

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The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2015-06-17
Genre: Short stories, American
ISBN: 1420951505

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A collection of Edgar Allan Poe's horror and mystery stories.

The Best of Poe

The Best of Poe
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publsiher: Prestwick House Inc
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2006
Genre: Detective and mystery stories, American
ISBN: 9781580493871

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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader contend with Poe's allusions and complicated vocabulary.Edgar Allan Poe'his name conjures up thoughts of hearts beating long after their owners are dead, of disease and plague amid wealth, of love that extends beyond the grave, and of black ravens who utter only one word. The richness of Poe's writing, however, includes much more than horror, loss, and death.Alive with hypnotic sounds and mesmerizing rhythms, his poetry captures both the splendor and devastation of love, life, and death. His stories teem with irony and black humor, in addition to plot twists and surprise endings. Living by their own rules and charged with passion, Poe's characters are instantly recognizable'even though we may be appalled by their actions, we understand their motivations.The thirty-three selections in The Best of Poe highlight his unique qualities. Discover for yourself the mysterious allure and genius of Edgar Allan Poe, who remains one of America's most popular and important authors, even more than 150 years after his death.

Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307781406

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A new selection for the NEA’s Big Read program A compact selection of Poe’s greatest stories and poems, chosen by the National Endowment for the Arts for their Big Read program. This selection of eleven stories and seven poems contains such famously chilling masterpieces of the storyteller’s art as “The Tell-tale Heart,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and such unforgettable poems as “The Raven,” “The Bells,” and “Annabel Lee.” Poe is widely credited with pioneering the detective story, represented here by “The Purloined Letter,” “The Mystery of Marie Roget,” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.” Also included is his essay “The Philosophy of Composition,” in which he lays out his theory of how good writers write, describing how he constructed “The Raven” as an example.

The Portable Edgar Allan Poe

The Portable Edgar Allan Poe
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2006-10-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781440627248

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The Portable Edgar Allan Poe compiles Poe's greatest writings: tales of fantasy, terror, death, revenge, murder, and mystery, including "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Masque of the Red Death," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," the world's first detective story. In addition, this volume offers letters, articles, criticism, visionary poetry, and a selection of random "opinions" on fancy and the imagination, music and poetry, intuition and sundry other topics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe
Author: Arthur Hobson Quinn
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 864
Release: 1997-11-25
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0801857309

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Renowned as the creator of the detective story and a master of horror, the author of "The Red Mask of Death," "The Black Cat," and "The Murders of the Rue Morgue," Edgar Allan Poe seems to have derived his success from suffering and to have suffered from his success. "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" have been read as signs of his personal obsessions, and "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Descent into the Maelstrom" as symptoms of his own mental collapse. Biographers have seldom resisted the opportunities to confuse the pathologies in the stories with the events in Poe's life. Against this tide of fancy, guesses, and amateur psychologizing, Arthur Hobson Quinn's biography devotes itself meticulously to facts. Based on exhaustive research in the Poe family archive, Quinn extracts the life from the legend, and describes how they both were distorted by prior biographies. "

Edgar Allan Poe and the Masses

Edgar Allan Poe and the Masses
Author: Terence Whalen
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-09-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781400823017

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Edgar Allan Poe has long been viewed as an artist who was hopelessly out of step with his time. But as Terence Whalen shows, America's most celebrated romantic outcast was in many ways the nation's most representative commercial writer. Whalen explores the antebellum literary environment in which Poe worked, an environment marked by economic conflict, political strife, and widespread foreboding over the rise of a mass audience. The book shows that the publishing industry, far from being a passive backdrop to writing, threatened to dominate all aspects of literary creation. Faced with financial hardship, Poe desperately sought to escape what he called "the magazine prison-house" and "the horrid laws of political economy." By placing Poe firmly in economic context, Whalen unfolds a new account of the relationship between literature and capitalism in an age of momentous social change. The book combines pathbreaking historical research with innovative literary theory. It includes the first fully-documented account of Poe's response to American slavery and the first exposé of his plot to falsify circulation figures. Whalen also provides a new explanation of Poe's ambivalence toward nationalism and exploration, a detailed inquiry into the conflict between cryptography and common knowledge, and a general theory of Poe's experiments with new literary forms such as the detective story. Finally, Whalen shows how these experiments are directly linked to the dawn of the information age. This book redefines Poe's place in American literature and casts new light on the emergence of a national culture before the Civil War.

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Author: James Russell Lowell,Edgar Allan Poe,Richard Henry Stoddard
Publsiher: Sagwan Press
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2018-02-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 1376693410

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18 Best Stories

18 Best Stories
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publsiher: Dell Publishing Company
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1965
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780440322276

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The terror and horror that typify Poe's fiction are evidenced in such tales as The Fall of the House of Usher and The Pit and the Pendulum

Edgar Allan Poe The Ultimate Collection

Edgar Allan Poe  The Ultimate Collection
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2016-12-14
Genre: Horror tales, American
ISBN: 9781365611223

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Edgar Allan Poe: The Ultimate Collection includes every major work written by the master of the macabre, including The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Purloined Letter, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven and many more.

The Reason for the Darkness of the Night

The Reason for the Darkness of the Night
Author: John Tresch
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-06-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780374717445

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A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize An innovative biography of Edgar Allan Poe—highlighting his fascination and feuds with science. Decade after decade, Edgar Allan Poe remains one of the most popular American writers. He is beloved around the world for his pioneering detective fiction, tales of horror, and haunting, atmospheric verse. But what if there was another side to the man who wrote “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher”? In The Reason for the Darkness of the Night, John Tresch offers a bold new biography of a writer whose short, tortured life continues to fascinate. Shining a spotlight on an era when the lines separating entertainment, speculation, and scientific inquiry were blurred, Tresch reveals Poe’s obsession with science and lifelong ambition to advance and question human knowledge. Even as he composed dazzling works of fiction, he remained an avid and often combative commentator on new discoveries, publishing and hustling in literary scenes that also hosted the era’s most prominent scientists, semi-scientists, and pseudo-intellectual rogues. As one newspaper put it, “Mr. Poe is not merely a man of science—not merely a poet—not merely a man of letters. He is all combined; and perhaps he is something more.” Taking us through his early training in mathematics and engineering at West Point and the tumultuous years that followed, Tresch shows that Poe lived, thought, and suffered surrounded by science—and that many of his most renowned and imaginative works can best be understood in its company. He cast doubt on perceived certainties even as he hungered for knowledge, and at the end of his life delivered a mind-bending lecture on the origins of the universe that would win the admiration of twentieth-century physicists. Pursuing extraordinary conjectures and a unique aesthetic vision, he remained a figure of explosive contradiction: he gleefully exposed the hoaxes of the era’s scientific fraudsters even as he perpetrated hoaxes himself. Tracing Poe’s hard and brilliant journey, The Reason for the Darkness of the Night is an essential new portrait of a writer whose life is synonymous with mystery and imagination—and an entertaining, erudite tour of the world of American science just as it was beginning to come into its own.

Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe

Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Edgar Allan Poe in Context

Edgar Allan Poe in Context
Author: Kevin J. Hayes
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2013
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781107009974

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These accessible essays provide the most detailed picture of the historical, cultural and literary contexts surrounding Poe's life and times.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 101-01-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Follows the story of Arthur Gordon Pym, who stows away on the whaling ship, Grampus. Unfortunately for him he finds himself stuck in an adventure that includes mutiny, butchery, and cannibalism, premature burial, a ghost ship, gigantic polar bears, and uncharted islands peopled by barbarian hordes. That'll teach him not to try and get a free ride in the future. If he has one.