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The Complete Stories

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Edgar Allan Poe’s gift for the macabre–his genius in finding the strangeness lurking at the heart of things–was so extraordinary that he exerted a major influence on Baudelaire and French symbolism, on Freudian analysis, and also on the detective novel and the Hollywood movie. His psychologically profound stories of encounters with the marvelous, the uncanny, and the dread
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Hardcover, Everyman's Library, 955 pages
Published January 11th 1993 by Alfred A. Knopf (first published 1849)
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Fernando
Mar 12, 2016 Fernando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Todos los cuentos que uno quiera leer de Edgar Allan Poe están en este libro imprescindible, que además, cuenta con la traducción que hizo Julio Cortázar en 1953 y por la que la Universidad de Puerto Rico le pagó... ¡2500 dólares! La traducción le llevó más de una año y contaba don Julio que cuando tuvo que enviar todo a Puerto Rico por barco (recordemos que no se había inventado el fax aún), tuvo que sufrir, rezándole a Dios que no se mojara ni se lo comieran las ratas. Por suerte, todo salió b ...more
Ezgi
Dec 14, 2015 Ezgi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kitabın sonuna geldiğimde kitabın başında beğendiğim öykülerin hangileri olduğunu unuttum.
Vaktiyle not almamak kötü oldu. İlk beş yüz sayfadan sonra da ara vermem, unutmamı kesinleştirdi.
Ancak iz bırakma anlamında baktığımızda, bin sayfadan sonra elde kalan şey pek fazla değil.
Okurken keyif alınsa da bittiğinde bir sihirbaz gösterisi izlemiş gibi oluyor insan. Gerçeği kaçırma hissi.
Huzeyfe
Mar 05, 2015 Huzeyfe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Geniş bir zamana yayılarak okunması gereken bir kitap. İlk olarak ne söylenirse o akılda kalırmış ya ben de incelememe ilk olarak onu yazayım da buradan gören eden olursa dikkate alsın :) Benim için en fazla 10 (yazıyla on) gün sürmesi gereken bir kitabı 20 (yazıyla yirmi) günde bitiremedim ve hala bunun sebebini çözmeye çalışıyorum. İşin içinden çıkmama yarayacak tek ipucu Poe’nun laneti. Başka açıklaması yok. Şaka bir yana gerçekten inat etmesem yanında bir iki kitap ile birlikte götürsem daha ...more
Ümit
Sonunda bu külliyatı bitirmiş olmak güzel tabii, bir hayli zamanımı -yaklaşık 4 sene- almış olsa da. Oturup burada size Poe övecek değilim, adam Poe sonuçta. Okuyun bana ne.
Helena
Não podia deixar de dedicar algumas palavras a um dos livros que mais tempo levei a ler (cerca de 10 meses!!), mais do que Guerra e Paz ou Moby Dick que possuem, igualmente, um volume avantajado e um número de páginas considerável.

Antes de mais, posso justificar esta demora com o facto de o livro possuir 69 contos compilados num único volume, o que torna o livro difícil de transportar dentro da mala, como costumo fazer com os de menor volume. Além disso, ler contos de enfiada não me parece muito
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Laila
Apr 04, 2015 Laila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Başlarken korkutan, Poe'nun yazım stiline alışana kadar "bitiremeyecek miyim acaba?" diye düşündürten ve kapılınca nasıl bittiğini fark edemediğim kitap...

Poe, erken yaşta yitirdiğimizi düşündüğüm yazarlardan biri, bu bağlamda yaşasaydı daha ne eserler okurduk kim bilir...

Hikayeler içinde öğretici unsurlar barındırdığı için genel olarak çok keyifliydi. Poe hikayelerinin çoğunda önce konuya dair teknik-analitik açıklamalar yapıldığını gözlemledim. Bazılarında bu öyle yoğundu ki anlatılan teknik
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Andrés
May 02, 2016 Andrés rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Llegar a conocer la obra de Poe es como descubrir un cáliz sagrado, y aquel que se atreve a cruzar ese caudal desmesurado de genialidad no sale indemne. Famoso por sus cuentos de terror, Allan Poe, sabe llevar al lector por las distintas emociones; desde la hiel del terror hasta el humor sarcástico siempre salpicado por esa naturaleza imperfecta del ser humano. Su intelectualidad desborda cada línea de sus relatos llevando el genero del "cuento" a otro nivel donde pocos han podido llegar. Es y s ...more
Mustafa Şahin
Ağzımı açıp da edecek tek laf bulamıyorum Edgar Allan Poe için. O kadar geniş bir hayal dünyası ve o kadar sağlam bir kalemi var ki okurken dumurdan dumura uğratıyor insanı. Belki de gerçekten yaşadığımız her şey sadece bir düşün içinde bir düşten ibarettir, kim bilir?
Nanu
Apr 01, 2015 Nanu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cuentos
¡Me encanta Poe! Ahora que estoy haciendo un curso de literatura fantástica tuve que releer varios de sus cuentos, pero debería leer la colección completa.
Praiz Sophyronja
This guy. THIS guy.
Martin Hernandez
Sin duda, la mejor edición de los cuentos completos de POE en español. La traducción de Julio CORTÁZAR es una obra maestra, aplaudida y celebrada como la mejor de todos los tiempos. Esta edición contiene además sendos prólogos de Carlos FUENTES y Mario VARGAS LLOSA , y además, cada uno de los cuentos trae una introducción escrita por reconocidos escritores de habla hispana, entre los que destacan Jorge VOLPI y Fabio MORÁBITO ... ¿que más podemos pedir? Altamente Recomendable
Donna
May 25, 2016 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the entire book, it is clear why Edgar Allan Poe is still so widely read and respected today, even though all of his writing was done in the late 1800's. There are those stories everyone knows-The Pit and The Pendulum, The Telltale Heart, Ms in a bottle (his first published work), The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death. There are other, equally macabre as well, like The Oval Portrait, and Elenora, Berniece and Morella, that are pe ...more
Morgan Mcbride
The purpose for writing this book was to entertain readers. Since Edgar Allan Poe wrote during the Romanticism era he focused on the Gothic part. This means that he would speak about the known and the unknowns of the world. He also focused on the imagination of the Romantics. For example; he had a bird that talked, a heart beat only heard by one man, and a devil in disguise as an ordinary man. His use of Romanticism helped entertain people with its ominous, suspicious, and chimera writing.

Since
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Lau
Mar 18, 2016 Lau rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lau by: Carina
Los cuentos de Poe son tantos y tan diversos que creo que no les voy a poder a hacer justicia en una simple opinión. Estoy alucinada con la cantidad de historias que ha escrito, pero lo que más me sorprendió es la variedad de argumentos y la cantidad de géneros en los que se ha movido con total comodidad. Se lo conoce mundialmente como un maestro del terror, pero es necesario decir que ha escrito historias increibles de prácticamente todos los géneros existentes.

Sus más de 70 relatos abarcan tem
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Nathaly
Love you Poe ;)
Michael
Sep 28, 2013 Michael marked it as read-part
I wanted to expand my knowledge of Poe somewhat, and this volume was useful for that. I'm not going to read the whole thing right now (it's too long, and I have too many other things waiting), but I will talk a bit about the stories I did read.

I think what surprised me the most was how reminiscent Poe’s style in some of these was of Ambrose Bierce. Bierce was born just six years before Poe died, so obviously it was Poe that was influential on Bierce, and not the other way round, but I read Bierc
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Bartulos
Mar 29, 2016 Bartulos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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En este libro se puede disfrutar de lo que creo son todos los cuentos (67) de este genio del relato corto.
No solo hay cuentos de terror, que es quizás por lo que más se le conozca a Poe. También encontramos temas sobre el pasado y el futuro, sobre la metafísica o la presencia de lo sobrenatural. Los hay mejores y peores, como es natural, pero en general ninguno defrauda. Muy recomendable.
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Norma Christensen
Edgar Allan Poe is certainly an interesting character and I rather enjoying reading his macabre tales. I read The Telltale Heart, which seemed to be much scarier when I was young. I had also read The Murders in the Rue Morgue when I was young, but I had always thought the Rue Morgue was a morgue and didn't realize until now it was a place. Then I read The Fall of the House of Usher, which I liked okay and finished with The Black Cat, which was absolutely horrid and very scary. Great Halloween st ...more
DeAnna Knippling
An eye opener to read ALL the stories together, as an adult. You can cut Poe' s work in a number of directions, and make him a horror writer, or a mystery writer, etc. But reading everything together--even the eye willingly bad ones--gives a greater richness to all.
Rivka
Nov 07, 2010 Rivka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We're delving into the writings of Edgar Allan Poe for our October book club and I'm glad for the chance to clear the dust from this book. His writings are haunting and not thrillers and I love that!

We get to choose our own selections so I started with his poetry (not in this edition). For short stories I began with "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and then had to follow with the other Dupin stories, "The Murder of Marie Roget" and "The Purloined Letter". Logic and mystery make a captivating rea
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Soledad P
Aug 04, 2015 Soledad P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, misterio, crimen
Esta es una excelente recopilación de los cuentos de Poe, desde el primero publicado, hasta el último y sin terminar. Al ser un autor atrayente y al que uno clasifica dentro de cierto género, sorprende descubrir cuentos en donde hace gala de su ironía y surrealismo. En algunos hace fuertes críticas a la sociedad de su época, que perfectamente pueden ser aplicadas a la epoca actual; en otros se deja llevar casi por la incoherencia, dejando al lector muy descolocado al relatar hechos delirantes; e ...more
Titus
Sep 21, 2015 Titus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este é um livro difícil de descrever. E, consequentemente, difícil de julgar. Edgar Allan Poe era um autor brilhante que teve uma vida atribulada e que acabou por morrer louco. Ele próprio, em vários contos, chega a constatar que o génio e a loucura são muito próximos, e talvez até a mesma coisa. De facto, a natureza variável dos contos deste livro prova isso, pois apesar de estarem presentes contos extremamente bizarros, aterradores e até inacreditáveis, estão também presentes contos puramente ...more
Frank Terry
Jun 30, 2014 Frank Terry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This really was absolutely wonderful. Edgar Allan Poe is one of the only 19th century authors I've read, and I guess I haven't really read a ton of them, that doesn't seem antiquated at all.

His writing stands every bit as strong as anyone else contemporary I've read, and truthfully, these stories were absolutely wonderful to read.

The way he ends them, really, is masterful.

These are some of the best stories written by an American anytime ever.

The imagery is completely wonderful and beautiful and
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Jenifer
Oct 28, 2011 Jenifer rated it it was ok
I read; "The Fall of the House of Usher"

"The Murders in the Rue Morgue"

"The Mystery of Marie Roget"

"The Island of the Fay"
I read this one because it was one of the ones mentioned in "Your Heart Belongs to Me". More like a dream than anything else, it didn't really speak to me. I did find this helpful;
http://worldofpoe.blogspot.com/2010/12/i...

"The Tell-Tale Heart"

"A Tale of the Ragged Mountains"

"X-ing a Paragraph"

None of these were very compelling to me. At time they were boring, at times unbeli
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Breanna Thompson
Mar 06, 2013 Breanna Thompson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe" by Edgar Allan Poe, entices its readers with it's obscure and chilling poems and tales. This novel contains every tale/poem and short story Poe has ever published. The novel is ingeniously written. Poe's writings all bare a certain unique obscurity about them. Each tale contains a note of mystery.
This novel contains all of Poe's published writings (including poetry, tales/short stories.) Thus many diverse themes are conveyed throughout. Moreover, Poe's w
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Ethan Foote
Apr 29, 2016 Ethan Foote rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I havent read this book yet because i do not have it but I would want to because scary genre is my favorite and getting freaked out over something is really fun. Your adrenaline starts to run and you feel nervous to read the next line
Julio Cesar
Jun 03, 2015 Julio Cesar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
El genio narrativo de Edgar Allan Poe fue un vehículo para canalizar sus obsesiones, sus más profundos temores, fue una de las herramientas que lo ayudaron a mantenerse a flote a lo largo de su tortuosa existencia. Muerte, desesperación, crueldad, horror, maldad, son temas recurrentes en su obra: la muerte de una mujer joven y bella, la catalepsia, el engaño, lo sobrenatural. El deprimente entorno en el que se desarrolló así como su personalidad oscura, genial y autodestructiva se reflejan en su ...more
David
Dec 01, 2013 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Después de meses de comenzar el libro, por fin lo puedo terminar con un buen sabor literario; sin embargo, algunos cuentos son difíciles de leer y muchas veces Poe y Cortázar te dejan queriendo saber más. Sin embargo, es una excelente edición, además de muy informativa. Descubrí cuentos que no conocía y que han sido más que excelentes, de todos modos "El Gato Negro" se mantiene como el favorito.

Los Crímenes de la Calle Morgue y El Misterio de Marie Roget sin duda hacen que uno piense en el buen
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Christin Farow
I just love all of Poes Work that he did he is just an amazing writer.
Mandy Setterfield
I have read three stories.
The Murders in the Rue Morgue: largely ignoring the preamble about analysis, I sped straight on to the descriptions of the murders. Enjoyably mysterious, with a Sherlock-like detective, Dupin, but a totally ridiculous ending!
The Mystery of Marie Roget: the most tedious of the three. Lots of potential, but I didn't find it very satisfying.
The Purloined Letter: Where is the best place to hide a letter containing an important secret? In the letter rack. Amusing tale.

Can
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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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