The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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One of the most original American writers, Edgar Allan Poe shaped the development of both the detective story and the science-fiction story. Some of his poems--"The Raven," "The Bells," "Annabel Lee"--remain among the most popular in American literature. Poe's tales of the macabre still thrill readers of all ages. Here are familiar favorites like "The Purloined Letter." "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," together with less well-known masterpieces like "The Imp of the Perverse," "The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym" and "Ligeia," which is now recognised as one of the first science-fiction stories, a total of seventy-three tales in all, plus fifty-three poems and a generous sampling of Poe's essays, criticism and journalistic writings.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1975
ISBN: 9780307808530
030780853X
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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" Yet in fact---in the fact of the world's view--how little was there to remember! The morning's awakening, the nightly summons to bed; the recitations; the periodical half-holidays, and perambulations; the play-ground, with its broils, its pastimes, its intrigues;----these, by a mental sorcery long forgotten, were made to involve a wilderness of sensation, a world of rich incident, an universe of varied emotion, of excitement the most passionate and spirit-stirring. ' Oh, le bon temps, que ce siècle de fer!'" " It was Wilson; but he spoke no longer in a whisper, and I could have fancied that I myself was speaking while he said: ' YOU HAVE CONQUERED, AND I YIELD. YET HENCEFORTH ART THOU ALSO DEAD----DEAD TO THE WORLD, TO HEAVEN, AND TO HOPE! IN ME DIDST THOU EXIST---AND, IN MY DEATH, SEE BY THIS IMAGE, WHICH IS THINE OWN, HOW UTTERLY THOU HAST MURDERED THYSELF.' " actually, his teaching may have been adequate, but his fealty to hi papa is what destroys his own mind. he's insecure about the quality of that, and rightly so, but he just doesn't have enough true faith or time in the day to confront his false self--co-ed and supported by the conniving others he so loves--they see no reason to change themselves, so why should he? they love their crooked little set-up, with him as a part, so they let him pretend he's a first-class intellect. daddy cracks the whip when necessary....my brother is in his latter 50s, it's embarassing. i mentioned previously how he handles the task of euthanising family pets: well. my dad hated each family cat quickly. the seattle cat, a tabby, ended up smashed flat in front of the house, a tragedy which he recently blamed on the next door neighbor, a whopper of a lie he told while watching my face to see it going over. the truth is , he ran over the cat, because in his germanic archetypal self, the cat was too self-indulgent, and he did not like his kids loving her. similar to my brother, he took the indirect route. similar to the story of Poe's, WILLIAM WILSON, Dosteovskii wrote one called THE DOUBLE. For those interested in the doppelganger theme, it,too, is recommended, by me. Golyadkin lives!!

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sammicat
Jul 06, 2012

It's weird- i've read a lot of poets in school and such, but
I always come back to Poe! His work his so dark, but if you study the words, there's almost a lightness to them. It stunns me how he can take simply ordinary things (Like a raven) and twist them into complete oppisites and unknowns. Poe has helped me grow up, and if you have the chance to read his works, do it! I even still have Eldorado memorized from a class recitation.

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beadingbritt
Jul 06, 2012

This book is FANTASTIC! I love Poe, and having all his works in a book (even if it IS over 1000 pages long!) to go through all at once is amazing!

Poe takes horror to a whole new level- subtle things, not always gore. He's also romantic, as demonstrated in "Annabel Lee" (my favorite poem).
If you haven't yet- read this!

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