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The collected tales of America’s foremost master of mystery and the macabre in one handsome volume - - 67 tales and 30 poems in all. You’ll find such classic tales as The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Masque of the Red Death, The Pit and the Pendulum and many, many more. What collection would be complete without the poetry of Edgar Allan Po...more
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Madison
Edgar Allan Poe's poems are dark, meaningful, usually depressing, and thought-provoking. You cannot read them without feeling as if you have just gotten a glimpse of his soul. Though some parts of his poetry were hard to understand, I was able to obtain enough understandable information from it and was I was still able to get the overall idea and feel of the poem. I really enjoyed his poems because each one told a story. All the poems that I have read just have a story behind them, and are craft...more
Ana Mardoll
Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe / 0-517-05358-6

Odds are, you already know whether you like Poe or not, and if you're considering purchasing this volume, you would most benefit from a table of contents. Here is the list of all the included stories and poems included in this collection, listed in order of inclusion:

MS. Found in a Bottle
Berenice
Morella
Some Passages in the Life of a Lion
The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaall
The Assignation
Bon-Bon
Shadow: A Parable
Loss of Breath: A Tale Neit...more
Annette
Who knew that Edgar Allen Poe wrote such delicious satire, as well as the thrillers and detective stories to which we are accustomed? Several of the stories in this collection run in the form of a good Mark Twain story, several are psychological studies (before psychology really took off), many are the dark thrillers, several are detective stories, and of course there is poetry. Such a great, multi-faceted writer.
Tim
I liked a lot of the short stories, but some of them were hard to get through. The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym was okay until the end, and some of the poetry was okay. If I were to rate my favorite short stories it would be a clear 5 stars, but overall the collection is a little weaker.
Melisa Blankenship
I've read most of his stories and only a few of his poems. His stories are classics combining suspense, a macabre sense of justice and poetic story twists. Can be overwhelming if not mixed in with more encouraging literature, though.
Stuart
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Marts  (Thinker)
Another great collection of some of Poe's tales
Bev
Always a good read.
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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 hundr...more
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