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Literary Theory and Criticism (Books on Literature & Drama)

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This essential anthology of Poe's critical works features items from the Southern Literary Messenger, Graham's Magazine, and other periodicals, reviewing works by Dickens, Hawthorne, Cooper, and many others. The Theory of Poetry — consisting of "The Philosophy of Composition," "The Rationale of Verse," and "The Poetic Principle" — appears as well. Introduction.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 2nd 2011 by Dover Publications (first published February 6th 1998)
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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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