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Tales of Edgar Allan Poe: With an Introduction by Hervey Allen and Wood Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg

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Hardcover, 562 pages
Published 1944 by Random House
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Johnny
Mar 02, 2010 Johnny rated it it was amazing
When I picked up this book, it was intended to be a reread. But I realized very quickly that there were a number of stories in this collection I had never read.

What can one say about Poe? Each time I approach his work, I walk away with something else. While not associated with humorous writing, I found many of these stories to be very funny. Dark in theme, but farcical as well.

The Eichenberg illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. If you have a chance to find this edition in a bookstore, take a
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J. Bryce
May 27, 2016 J. Bryce rated it it was amazing
Nice 1944 edition of this classic collection, includes 27 "tales," and wonderful engraved illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg.
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First time reading any Poe, and I think he is just brilliant. Definitely dark and little deranged, but nonetheless brilliant. My favorites so far are 'The Black Cat' and 'The Pit and the Pendulum'.
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Oct 27, 2008 Martin Bihl rated it really liked it
Perhaps not the greatest anthology of Poe, but worth reading because it features many lesser known stories, giving you a fascinating overview of this remarkably imaginative, if uneven, writer.
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