Selected Short Stories and Poems of American Romantics (Illustrated)

Selected Short Stories and Poems of American Romantics (Illustrated)

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Overview

This collection features classic short stories and poems by the nineteenth century literary giants, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Their masterpieces of mystery, terror and the supernatural abound with irony and symbolism and have been eulogized by world-renowned authors:

"Poe's verses illustrate an intense faculty for technical and abstract beauty, with the rhyming art to excess, an incorrigible propensity toward nocturnal themes, a demonic undertone behind every page – and, by final judgement, probably belong among the electric lights of imaginative literature, brilliant and dazzling..."
Walt Whitman, "Edgar Poe's Significance," The Critic, II, 1882

"The story of the Lady Ligeia is not merely one of the wonders of literature: it is unparalleled and unapproached."
George Bernard Shaw, "Edgar Allan Poe," Nation, 1909

"... in the field of letters, Hawthorne is the most valuable example of the American genius."
Henry James, Hawthorne, 1879

"Melville at his best invariably wrote from a sort of dreamself, so that events which he relates as actual fact have indeed a far deeper reference to his own soul, his own inner life. Melville was, at the core, a mystic and an idealist"
D. H. Lawrence, Studies in Classic American Literature, 1923

The book includes 10 unique illustrations and the following works:
Ligeia
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Black Cat
The Cask of Amontillado
The Pit and the Pendulum
Dream-Land
The Raven
Ulalume
The Birthmark
Young Goodman Brown
The Minister's Black Veil
Rappaccini's Daughter
Roger Malvin's Burial
The Darken'd Veil
Forms of Heroes
Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street
The Martyr
The Maldive Shark
The Berg (A Dream)
Look-Out Mountain (The Night Fight)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157788742
Publisher: ELL Reading, LLC
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 206
File size: 1 MB

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.

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