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The Gold-Bug and Other Tales

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  838 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Nine gripping tales of psychological terror and the supernatural, by the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story: *Ligeia
*The Fall of the House of Usher
*The Murders in the Rue Morgue
*The Masque of the Red Death
*The Pit and the Pendulum
*The Tell-Tale Heart
*The Gold-Bug
*The Black Cat
*The Cask of Amontillado
Paperback, 121 pages
Published June 1st 1991 by Dover Publications
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Jeni
I fell in love with Poe as a teen, and still find him utterly perfect in his genre.
Libby
There's suspense but it's not too scary, perfect for a scaredy cat like me, old school psychological terror and the supernatural.
Ale Rivero
Mi edición es un poco distinta a esta, posee cuatro relatos: El escarabajo de oro, El gato negro, Los crímenes de la calle Morgue, La verdad sobre el caso del señor Valdemar y el poema El cuervo.
Todos los tenía ya leídos, menos El Cuervo, y compré el libro exclusivamente por eso. Poe es uno de mis autores favoritos y sus relatos siempre me han encantado, y esta recopilación no ha sido la diferencia. Muy recomendable
Matthew
I haven't read any Poe since high school (where we studied him heavily) so I am glancing back at him in this season.

Poe tends to be painfully florid, often ponderous, and possesses a comical obsession with brittle women, as well as an apparent fetish for entombing people in walls.

All of this I already knew, but I did not fully appreciate his gruesome humor, undoubtedly his greatest attribute.

'The Black Cat' is a hilarious, perfect story, especially for those of us who have admired and subsequent
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Rubi
Magistral.
De por sí me parece dificilísimo escribir un "buen" relato corto. Dar los detalles suficientes, ni más ni menos, que no se haga "corto" ni largo... En "El escarabajo de oro", destacar la fantástica imaginación de Poe y sobre todo, que al no ser lineal, la historia gana muchísimo. Primero se descubren las cosas, después te explica el porqué y te deja con la boca abierta y una sonrisa en los labios (a pesar de todo lo macabro del asunto).

La historia "El gato negro" ha conseguido dejarte
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Quentito
L'ensemble des nouvelles de ce volume est intimement lié au développement de l'auteur à propos de "l'analyse" dans Double Assassinat dans la Rue Morgue. Il veut juste montrer que tout phénomène est explicable rationnellement, il suffit juste de penser ainsi, au lieu de se remettre à des interprétations superstitieuses ou du moins infondées. Il dresse ainsi l'apologie de l'analyse par le biais de nouvelles très courtes et très variées. Elles vous feront passer du genre policier au fantastique, en ...more
Simon
It's been rather strange that I have had an interest in horror fiction for at least a decade, yet until a week ago I could count the Edgar Allan Poe stories I had read on one hand. That's my main motivation for reading this anthology, and the most amazing thing about it? Once the reader gets over the antiquated linguistics, not to mention certain cultural and social norms having changed radically over the last 200 years, the stories found within feel every bit as exciting and vivid as they must ...more
La Revistería Comics
¡Otra genial reedición de un clásico para leer, releer y recontraleer por los siglos de los siglos!
Daniela
-El escarabajo de oro: 2/5
-La carta robada: 1/5
-Los crímenes de la rue Morgue: 2/5
-Promedio: 1.66 = 2/5 estrellas.

Mi primer libro de Poe, esperaba más. Quedé decepcionada y pasé la mayor parte del tiempo luchando por no quedarme dormida, pero no lo conseguí. No me rendiré aquí, le daré otra oportunidad a Poe pero no en un futuro cercano.

Creo que merece 1 pero el promedio dictó la verdadera sentencia, así que 2 estrellas infelizmente aburridas y decepcionadas.

2015 reading-challenge #12. A book
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Alexander
The stories of Poe are really interesting, with nice plots and it has the only story that in my life has provoked a nightmare. However, just like Wilde did, the use of a romantic writing style (full of complicated descriptions) and the use of XIX century vocabulary make of this book a difficult read for somebody whose native language is not english.

It is a don't miss, but if your native language is not english I will definitively (and for the first time I will) suggest to get a translation to yo
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Travis
Nice collection of Poe stories, including a few I hadn't read before.
THe 'Red Masque' is wonderfully atmospheric and creepy.
'Murders in the Rue Morgue' is one of the very first detective stories as well as being one of the best and most bizarre.

The title story, 'The Gold bug' is ironically, the weakest story in this collection. The build up is strong, but then resolves too suddenly and the explanation feels tacked on. The story is interesting, but put together in the wrong order.
Linda
I liked Edgar Allan Poe's short stories in grade school (at a 4-star level). I'm not as fond of them, now - probably 1/2 to 1 star less. A friend of my sister's constantly tried to add blood/gore and sex to horror/suspense stories, and that lessened my enjoyment of a good suspense story.
Brent McCulley
Edgar Allan Poe was a literary genius - although his contemporaries certainly didn't think so! His short stories are ominous and gothic, and are certainly hit or miss. A great collection with Poe at his finest.

Brent McCulley (11/13/2013)
Pnyxis
Una serie de cuentos cortos escritos por el genial Edgar Allan Poe. Si has leído a Sherlock Holmes te va a gustar, pues las historias del libro, protagonizadas por Dupin, inspiraron a Conan Doyle.
Sepi
This was the first EAP book I ever read & it made me fall in love with him. I was 11 yrs old & remember that night so well - all cozy in my bed discovering a great story.
Lula
Mar 05, 2012 Lula rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Magali
Shelves: mystery, clasic
I don't know how it comes I never read this book twice when it's one of the best mystery books I'd ever read. I think I should go do it now (highly recommendable to EVERYBODY)
Aline
Nov 02, 2014 Aline marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Tonya
Really enjoyed this collection of short stories. My favorites were The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Gold-Bug and The Cask of Amontillado.
Sheila
Another book for an English class. We read The Fall of Usher House, The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart.
María del Sol Vera
Una historia mágica. Aún pasados los años recuerdo esa imagen mental tan vívida que me quedó de este cuento.
Deadwish
Personalmente prefiero sus cuentos de terror a los detectivescos, pero no dejan de ser muy buenos.
Sara
Does it get any better than Poe? Creepy, weird, and wonderful, as always.
José Manuel
Edagard Allan Poe is one of the masters of horror and macabre.
Mike
I really like twisted stories. He set the stage foray who followed.
Elaine
A bunch of good short stories by the horror master.
Luci
Decepcionante... Esperaba mucho más de Poe.
Rick
5 stars! It's Edgar Allan Poe! A favorite author!
Iván
En especial El corazón acusador.
Shannon
Great collection of Poe's works.
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