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Tales of Terror and Detection

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  134 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) holds a unique place in American literature. Famous as a poet, he also penned short stories that are masterpieces of terror and suspense, infused with the horror and dread he knew from his feverish dreams and persistent fears of death. Fortunately for lovers of mystery, Poe was attracted by logic and analysis as well as fantasy. Fascinated by th ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 4th 1995 by Dover Publications
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Dec 06, 2016 Mayra rated it it was ok
Shelves: abandoned
Too boring.
Maybe will try again later.
Linda Zunialvi
I haven't read much the book with this genre. It's classic, and two of the stories about detective which is involved Auguste Lupin in it. Things that bothered me so much is the translation. And of course the way the stories go. In Indonesia, we call it 'bertele-tele'. -_- Btw, ini kenapa jadi sok nginggris sih? *bingung sendiri* Apa mungkin bertele-tele memang khas klasik? Perasaan nggak juga.. Klasik memang kadang bertele-tele, tapi banyak buku genre klasik yang meskipun demikian masih enak dib ...more
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Feb 16, 2011 Fanda Kutubuku rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Buku ini benar-benar melelahkan untuk dibaca. Sebagian besar kurasa karena penterjemahannya yang membuat tiap kalimatnya sulit dimengerti. Memang, aku hanya membaca 2 kisah: Misteri Marie Roget dan Surat Yang Hilang karena keduanya menampilkan si detektif C. Auguste Dupin. Entah apakah karakter Dupin yang bikin kedua kisah ini jadi membosankan ya? Karena di keduanya, Poe menitik beratkan proses pemikiran Poe terhadap misterinya, yang mengandalkan banyak logika dan sangat berbelit-belit. Terutama ...more
Aria Anggana
Apr 10, 2013 Aria Anggana rated it liked it
Akhirnya aku menamatkan buku ini juga. Setelah berjuang dengan pikiran sendiri bahwa aku, paling tidak, harus menamatian buku ini untuk mengenal penulisnya.

Ya, ini kali pertama aku membaca Edgar Allan Poe. Buku ini pemberian dari seorang teman di dunia maya, beberapa waktu lalu ketika ia mampir ke Jakarta.

Dari sekian banyak buku yang temanku itu bawa, aku memilih buku inin Pasalnya, jauh sebelumnya ada seorang teman, yang kita katakan saja, memberiku Kisah-Kisah Tengah Malam -- buku Edgar Allan
Feb 23, 2014 Jaime rated it did not like it
This book had been on my shelf since college, purchased in a bookstore in Alexandria, Virginia, that featured a spinning turnstile of Dover Thrift Editions. I stacked them high and burned through the other selections, including Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground which remains high on my loved list. This one, though, I opened but never read. Unfortunately I was not missing much. These do feel like the early sketches of an artist, which I usually love, but here, not so much. Not scary enough ...more
Dominic Carlone
Oct 23, 2012 Dominic Carlone rated it it was ok
Not a complete snoozer, but certainly inferior to Dover's other Poe story compilation, The Gold-Bug and Other Tales, which is solid from start to finish. The two closing stories are the best in this collection by far: The Oblong Box and The Purloined Letter. The rest is pretty dry, humourless and overly cerebral stuff. While Poe's Dupin mysteries deserve credit for setting the template for Sherlock Holmes, the blandness of the Marie Roget story makes it clear why Holmes enjoys much greater popul ...more
Sep 10, 2012 Fafafa rated it it was ok
Shelves: detective, mystery
Poe has unique point of view. He focused on detail that people might used to be ignored, it makes his every story different. Unexpected ending, feels like told us -the readers- not to act like you know it all.
But i think my mind is just too simple to digest his complicated tales, i am dizzy of it! Haha...
Aug 30, 2015 Anneleen rated it it was amazing
This man is a GENIUS.
His understanding of the criminal mastermind, is absolutely brilliant.
Sometimes, it's hard to follow every single step, but I'm completely blown away by his clever writing!
Mar 26, 2011 Amy rated it liked it
Wow. It has been a long time since I have read Edgar Allan Poe. I remember I used to read everything of his. The very short book has his more cerebral writings and his more colloquial writings. The cerebral takes a bit more concentration to get through naturally, but it's still fun.
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Apr 08, 2008 Levi rated it it was ok
meh. i got tired of it and other books pushed this one out of the way before i could finish it. i felt there was barely any terror or detection.
Sep 01, 2010 Frederik rated it really liked it
A classic Poe; very entertaining...
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not so much. His writing is okay, but his stories are just bizarre and not all that interesting.
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The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher. This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of ...more
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