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Selected Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Poems and Tales/Deluxe --

For more than a century-and-a-half, Edgar Allan Poe's poems and tales have thrilled readers with chilling accounts of matters mysterious and macabre. Their somber poetry and rich moods of menace and melancholy have conjured some of the most haunting images in American literature: the accusing echo of the
Published (first published 1943)
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Poe’s writing is hit and miss, and this book is a great example of that – it just wasn’t much fun to read it, and even if I gave it my full concentration I often found that I’d read an entire story without really understanding or appreciating what was going on.

That said, there are a couple of great stories contained here, including The Tell-Tale Heart, which is arguably his most notorious piece of fiction and the work that he’s most well-known for after The Raven, the poem with its immortal refr
The illustrations for this volume are worth the price you may pay. Mark Summers has some striking pieces occupying full pages; my husband and I first encountered these illustrations when they were featured in a museum exhibit focusing on various artists' renditions of Poe stories and poetry. (By the way, Neil Gaiman wrote the introduction to the anthology as well!)
Love poe's work..
Danyal Effendi
Edgar Allan Poe is known as a famous poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, literary critic and publisher. He played a major role in the romantic American literature history. Although he is mostly known for his gruesome and obscure stories, he was one of the pioneer of the short story and also regarded as the inventor of the new detective-fiction genre. Poe was the first renowned writer who made his living through his writings only due to which there were many financial difficulties thr ...more
Laureen Peltier
I grew up with my father telling me Edgar Allen Poe stories at the foot of my bed. I bought this book years ago. When I read it, it reminds me of my childhood.

Poe is in a class all by himself. His tales and poems make you think and feel, which has become something of a lost art in modern writing.

Don't discount this book for teens. The darkness will appeal to them and the tales, as always, have a sense of redemption.
Some creepy, some weird, some absolutely brilliant.
Poe, ladies and gentlemen, the Master of Macabre.
The way I feel about Poe's writing is that he has good ideas, but they way he tells his stories doesn't really work for me and most of his poetry is a bit too much. There's too many words to tell one thing, too much exposition and not enough happening, and too much telling and not enough showing.
My mom gave me this book when I was in high school with the quotion on the inside: "for when you're feeling down..."

i love this book!
Heather Domin
I've got to get my own volume of Poe. This one's lovely to read, but it's so old I'm afraid of damaging the pages.
I read the poems, but not the stories. I enjoyed the creepy poems though.
He told the tales that were too scary for everyone else. I love it!
Not this particular version, and not every tale yet, but close.
Birgitta Gustafson
This is a beautiful edition with wonderful illustrations.
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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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