"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:
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Black Cat
The Cask of Amontillado
The Pit and the Pendulum
Young Goodman Brown
The Minister's Black Veil
Roger Malvin's Burial
The Darken'd Veil
Forms of Heroes
Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street
The Maldive Shark
The Berg (A Dream)
Look-Out Mountain (The Night Fight)
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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.