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The Portable Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
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Read in October, 2009, read count: 1

I read The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Purloined Letter for my book club. I also opted to read The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado and some of the poems I remembered from high school - The Raven, To Helen, Annabel Lee, and The Bells. I would give this 3 1/2 stars. The stories were good, although it took some getting used to the language. I enjoyed The Purloined Letter best - the others, while good, were pretty morbid. I actually enjoyed the poems better than the short stories - the rhyming and rhythm along with word choice were very carefully selected. Poe's works are something that Americans can be at least familiar with.
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