The Science Fiction Of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

The Science Fiction Of Edgar Allan Poe

byEdgar Allan PoeEditorHarold Beaver

Paperback | December 9, 1976

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One of the greatest of all horror writers, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) also composed pioneering tales that seized upon the scientific developments of an era marked by staggering change. In this collection of sixteen stories, he explores such wide-ranging contemporary themes as galvanism, time travel and resurrection of the dead. 'The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfall' relates a man's balloon journey to the moon with a combination of scientific precision and astonishing fantasy. Elsewhere, the boundaries between horror and science are elegantly blurred in stories such as 'The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar', while the great essay 'Eureka' outlines Poe's own interpretation of the universe. Powerfully influential on later authors including Jules Verne, these works are essential reading for anyone wishing to trace the genealogy of science fiction, or to understand the complexity of Poe's own creative vision.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, USA, in 1809. A short story writer, editor and critic, he is best known for his macabre tales and as the progenitor of the detective story. He died in 1849, in mysterious circumstances, at the age of forty.
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Title:The Science Fiction Of Edgar Allan PoeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.78 × 5.1 × 1.08 inPublished:December 9, 1976Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140431063

ISBN - 13:9780140431063

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Edgar Allan Poe wanted to be the far-reaching theorist and prophet of an age dominated by electro-magnetism, burgeoning mechanical inventions and various forms of transcendentalism. The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe features 16 daring speculative stories including the famous “Eureka.” Apocalyptic and pioneering, his breathtaking tales cover a wide imaginative scope including issues like galvanism, mesmerism, time travel, resurrection and demonic possession. Harold Beaver provides a general introduction and select chronology of post-Newtonian science in the century before “Eureka,” as well as individual critiques and full annotations for each tale in this Penguin Classic edition.