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Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
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E.A. Poe is for me, personally, one of the best writers of all times.
I love all of his work, it's perfect to me.

While this collection does of course not have all of his work, it features the most well known stories and is a good start for everyone who wants to get to know Poe's haunting tales.

But honestly:
If you love dark and morbid stories, get everything by him!


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message 1: by Tristram (new)

Tristram Yepp, and you may well add that Poe's poems are on a par with his stories, especially something like The Conqueror Worm.


message 2: by Tristram (new)

Tristram Which brings me on to a recommandation: If you liked Poe, you might also fancy Bierce's horror stories, although Bierce is not by half as romantic and gothic-like as Poe. However, Bierce's bitter sarcasm never fails to appeal to me.


Anna-Kathrin Oh, thanks for the recommendation! I have never read anything by Bierce, but I'll definitely check his work out if I get the chance. I like sarcasm, so his books should appeal to me. :)


message 4: by Tristram (new)

Tristram Anna-Kathrin wrote: "Oh, thanks for the recommendation! I have never read anything by Bierce, but I'll definitely check his work out if I get the chance. I like sarcasm, so his books should appeal to me. :)"

Bierce's sarcasm is best illustrated in his "Devil's Dictionary", which has been one of the books on my bedside table for years. If you want to get a good taste of Bierce, I'd recommend you a story like "The Boarded Window". It's quite different in tone from Poe, though.


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