Complete Tales & Poems

Paperback | September 12, 1975

byEdgar Allan Poe

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One of the most original American writers, Edgar Allen Poe shaped the development of both the detectvie 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 mmacabre 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-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.

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One of the most original American writers, Edgar Allen Poe shaped the development of both the detectvie 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 mmacabre still thrill readers of all ages. Here are familiar favo...

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All of the tales by the master of the detective and the macabre story. 53 of his best-known poems plus essays and criticisms.

Edgar Allan Poe was a poet, short-story writer, editor and literary critic. He was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. Born Edgar Poe in Boston in 1809, he was raised in Virginia by foster parents named Allan who gave him his middle name. Poe died ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1040 pages, 7.98 × 5.16 × 1.78 inPublished:September 12, 1975Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0394716787

ISBN - 13:9780394716787

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the stories I'm not big on his poetry, but I love his fiction. Essential reading for short story lovers
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stories, not Poems I love EAP's stories, but am not a big fan of the poetry - its a bit overwritten for my taste. This is a good collection.
Date published: 2016-12-05