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Great Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

Born in Boston in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was the possessor of one of the most original imaginations the world has ever known. The inventor of the modern detective story, a master of the tale of horror, a poet of haunting melody, Poe has gripped the intellect, the emotions, and the esthetic impulses of the world's readers for over a century.



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Published May 21st 1993 by Pocket Books (first published September 1st 1981)
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Vishal
Books are best enjoyed - and best remembered - when you feel them.

I just came across the very same edition on here that I first owned when I was 14, maybe 15 years old...and I remember a disbelieving, cynical (I believe they call them haters nowadays) uncle was trying to challenge my degree of understanding of the book. Apparently he couldn't believe that someone so young could enjoy something so profound. Ha.

It was then that I realised that even intellectuals can try too hard and one-up others
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Narzain
It was actually difficult to star-rate this book. The well-known stories are five-star reviews, but several of the others brought down the average, at least for me. Not that they were bad, but I just couldn't get into some of them. So, there it is.
Crystal O'Leary-Davidson
He is still the master of horror, florid prose and all, but also Poe surprises with his humor and how he sometimes undercuts his horror with the rational.
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Jan 29, 2008 kristen marked it as to-read
i took a course called horror in film and story back in college. i read this book but don't remember anything about it. time to re-read.
Jackie
Jan 21, 2008 Jackie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Casuall Poe readers
Great book for casual Poe fans. Includes some of his most famous and best works.
William
One can never read enough Poe. :)
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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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