Tales of Terror and Detection
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Tales of Terror and Detection

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These five stories engagingly reveal Poe's virtuoso gifts for both crime detection and the macabre. Two of his most famous tales, "The Mystery of Marie Roget" and "The Purloined Letter" introduce C. Auguste Dupin, the first fictional detective. "William Wilson" is a chilling tale of crime and evil. Also included: two tales of terror: "MS. Found in a Bottle" and "The Oblong...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 4th 1995 by Dover Publications
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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
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
Aria Anggana
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...more
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
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
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...
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.
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.
not so much. His writing is okay, but his stories are just bizarre and not all that interesting.
Not interesting to me much. I like Poe's scary stories better.
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