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Edgar Allan Poe was more popular in Europe than in the US, in large part because of Charles Baudelaire. Baudelaire was enamored with Poe's writing and lovingly translated it into French. Many other translations were taken from Baudelaire's translation instead of the original. This book gives some of the background information and then lays out the stories with English and French on facing pages. I have to say that I often prefer the French.
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...moreMore about Edgar Allan Poe...