Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems

by Edgar Allan Poe


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The life of American writer Edgar Allan Poe was characterized by a dramatic series of successes and failures, breakdowns and recoveries, personal gains and hopes dashed through, despite which he created some of the finest literature the world has ever known. Over time his works have influenced such major creative forces as the French poets Charles Baudelaire and Andre Gide, filmmaker D.W. Griffith and modern literary legend Allen Ginsberg. Best known for his poems and short fiction, Poe perfected the psychological thriller, invented the detective story, and rarely missed transporting the reader to his own supernal realm. He has also been hailed posthumously as one of the finest literary critics of the nineteenth century. In Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems fans may indulge in all of Poe's most imaginative short-stories, including The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in Rue Morgue, The Tell-Tale Heart, Ligeia and Ms. In A Bottle. His complete early and miscellaneous poetic masterpieces are also here, including The Raven, Ulalume, Annabel Lee, Tamerlane, as well as select reviews and narratives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435144583
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 09/13/2012
Series: Amazing Values Series
Pages: 1040
Sales rank: 298
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

Table of Contents

The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall1
The Balloon-Hoax31
Mesmeric Revelation41
Ms. Found in a Bottle49
A Descent into the Maelstrom57
Von Kempelen and his Discovery69
The Gold-bug75
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar99
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade107
The Murders in the Rue Morgue117
The Mystery of Marie Roget141
The Fall of the House of Usher171
The Purloined Letter185
The Tell-tale Heart199
The Black Cat203
The Imp of the Perverse211
The Premature Burial217
The Island of the Fay227
The Cask of Amontillado231
The Pit and the Pendulum237
The Oval Portrait247
The Masque of the Red Death251
The Assignation257
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether267
How to Write a Blackwood Article285
A Predicament293
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.301
X-ing a Paragrab323
The Angel of the Odd329
Loss of Breath337
The Business Man347
Mellonta Tauta355
The Man that was Used Up365
Maelzel's Chess-player373
The Power of Words389
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion393
The Colloquy of Monos and Una399
Silence--A Fable405
Shadow--A Parable409
A Tale of Jerusalem411
Philosophy of Furniture415
The Sphinx421
The Man of the Crowd425
"Thou Art the Man"431
Never Bet the Devil Your Head449
Four Beasts in One457
Why the Little Frenchman Wears his Hand in a Sling463
Some Words with a Mummy467
Magazine-Writing--Peter Snook491
Review of Stephens' "Arabia Petraee"499
The Quacks of Helicon--A Satire511
The Domain of Arnheim537
Landor's Cottage547
William Wilson555
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains601
The Oblong Box609
The Duc de L'Omelette617
The Spectacles621
King Pest637
Three Sundays in a Week645
The Devil in the Belfry651
Narrative of a Gordon Pym661
Preface to the Poems771
Miscellaneous Poems773
The Raven
A Valentine
The Coliseum
To Helen
An Enigma
Annabel Lee
To One in Paradise
The Bells
To My Mother
The Haunted Palace
The Conqueror Worm
To F--SS. O--D
The Valley of Unrest
The City in the Sea
The Sleeper
A Dream Within a Dream
To Zante
Bridal Ballad
To F--
For Annie
Scenes from "Politian"
Poems Written in Youth817
Sonnet--To Science
Al Aaraaf
To The River--
A Dream
The Lake To--
To M.L.S.--
Spirits of the Dead
To Helen
Evening Star
A Paean
"In Youth I Have Known One"

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Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales and Poems 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poe has a beautiful way with words, even if they are grim or morbid. Of all the stories and authors i was forced to read in english poe was by far my favorite, his words and stories flowed like a stream of blood from the heart to the brain. Most people are familiar with The Raven, but it was his story of The Black Cat that peeked my interest. This is a fine collection that i encourage everyone to read.
Jordan_Hal More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome collection to have in one's own library. Everyone should own Poe works, along with Ohio Blue Tips by Jeanne E. Clark, The Photos In The Closet by Daniel E. Lopez, and works by Alison Townsend.
TwoJPs More than 1 year ago
His writing is classic and so pure that it is difficult for many to truly grasp and comprehend. It is deep and very emotional. Amazing. I gave one as a gift to a Junior High girl and she screamed with joy when she saw it. The significance of his writing cannot be overstated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poe is one of the all time best. Extremely cynical and dark stuff. Sometimes hard to read, but worth the effort.
Juls69 More than 1 year ago
I love the Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe. It is a beautifully bound book and very affordable. It is a treat!!
otashimi More than 1 year ago
For anyone who even marginally likes Poe's work, this is a great book. You can nibble away at it when time allows, and get a storehouse of great emotions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found egdar allen poe i started reading his poems in class and ever since(one month ago) i coulden stop + i am only in 5 grade
Guest More than 1 year ago
The complete tales and poems are wonderful...Edgers' beautiful words flowing through the poems and mysterious short stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know it's none of my business but im so confused about whats going on... And when it comes to this book, its awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It auctualy is over 100 poems and short stories. These are really great poems and stories i think everyone should read them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unorginizide you must skip like lOO pages to get to the poems and when you do get to the poems like it said raven was on one page but it was mixed up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
#1 Skeleton girl <br> <br> #2 Coldest summer <br> <br> #3 Dreamer <br> <br> #4 The sadness within <br> <br> No fifth vote <br> <br> ~Nyx
rybeewoods on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Poe is intruiging. He reminds me of Hitchcock in many ways (it should be the other way around right?). Mostly the resemblence has to do with thier M. Night Shamalongadingdong style twists and suspence. I find that we are so acustomed to that type of reading these days that Poe comes across pretty routine. Too bad.
LostFrog on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Poe's overrated. But still good. I read this a while ago, I remember liking a story about a maelstrom, mainly because I just like that word.
caerulius on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Poe. He's brilliant.So you may wonder why I gave this 4 stars, instead of 5?It's the book's fault, really. There is an enormous number of stories, articles and poems in this volume, and yet there is no header to the pages, telling you which story you are passing, which is frustrating when you are trying to find something. The print is absolutely tiny, which is difficult. Granted, it is a very large book, so the print issue may have been unavoidable, but the heading thing is a far bigger issue than I would have anticipated.This review assumes that you are familiar with the chilling, marvelous beauty of Poe's writing, because you will note I am not critiquing the content. Poe is well-ensconced in the pantheon of writers. Hands-down.
JBD1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Classics from Poe, all worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, but 2900 pages long. But only buy if you have the time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a Poe lover so don't take my advice, also if you don't like Poe get out of looking into this book. For the Poe lovers, I'm sure this book has all his tales, and poems like The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Oval Portrait, etc. Also, this book holds essays a narritve of a guy named Gordon A. Pym. PLUS MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This book was 99 cemts amd come with alot of stortys i love(:
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Everyone shoupd read Poe's work! I started reading Poe about two months ago and now i can't stop!