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Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works

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'Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works' is an elegant edition boasting the entire Poe catalog. It features works from the famous gothic American writer. His works span the years from 1827 to his death in 1849.
This treasure book collects all of Poe's poetry in a single volume, some of the most evocative poetry in the English language.
ebook, 240 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by SC Active Business Development Srl (first published 1831)
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Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a way too big of a fan of Edgar Allan Poe to rate it differently.

Out—out are the lights—out all!
And, over each quivering form,
The curtain, a funeral pall,
Comes down with the rush of a storm,
While the angels, all pallid and wan,
Uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy, “Man,”
And its hero, the Conqueror Worm.

But even I have to say that there are some of his poem that I do not particularly like, such as Al Aaraaf and The Bells.

However, my all-time favourite remains u
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wax-poetic
Let's face it. . . the only thing Edgar Allan Poe ever did that was scary was marry his 14-year-old cousin.

But, beyond that, Mr. Poe wasn't scary. . .

He was sad.

And, yes, he was an “I see dead people” person, but not because he was obsessed with the occult. He kept seeing actual dead people around him because everyone around him kept dropping dead.

Not surprisingly, his poetry is filled with a near obsession with death and talking to the dead, but, again, everyone around him. . . was dead.

But, b
Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
"All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream."

The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe will give you a fascinating glimpse into his tragic life. The majority of his poems are interpreted autobiographically: his achievements, his beloved wives, his losses, and ultimately, his unbecoming.

Reviewing a fictional collection of poems that were inspired by Mr. Poe's life was a bit of a daunting task--seriously, how does one successfully go about reviewing the deepest and darkest moments
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“Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest.”

★ This review is going to be very short as I don’t have much to say and as the book is short. You have to take this review with a grain of sale as honestly it is a case of me, not the book. I grabbed this because it was on a sale and I read a book or 2 of poetry every year. It looks like classics and this old writing is just nor for me.

★ The main problem is that I
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was younger I was under the impression Poe was just a sort of madman writer who seemed fixated on creepy imagery, death, shadows, fear, etc. either because he was some mad genius, had a mental disorder, or was unduly affected by his fondness for alcohol. In reading his poems one gets a less distorted and shallow sense of the man: he was, essentially, lonely. He craved companionship and love like most humans. However, it appears he felt that Fate, God, and the Universe were unspeakably cru ...more
Julia Sapphire
3.5 out of 5 stars

“I saw no heaven — but in her eyes.”

Let me just say that I adore Poe and his work. I find his stories and poems fascinating. I did not enjoy some of these poems though. The ones I loved I really did adore. This edition includes all 48 of his poems!!


The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour.
To Lake:
The City in the Sea
The One in Paradise
Bridal Ballad
The Raven
Annabel Lee
For Annie

Least Favorites

A Dream
Sonnet- To Science
Al Aaraaf
To Helen

Anoud Q
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
It took me awhile to finish this poetry book like 3 months?!! yes !! three months!!

Not because it's bad, nope!

I found myself drowned with work and the desire to read such a classic almost evaporated, but I was really patient and determined to resume reading these poems.

I found many poems beautifully done and yes I found one to be a favorite, too.

I struggled a bit with some poems, but I survived, at last.

I relish Edgar Allan Poe's writing and I can't contain myself of buying anything for him, so
Jelena Milenković
Perhaps the most appealing poems to be read out loud.
Some I like more than others.
Some I struggled to understand.
Some needed my concentration and devotion to be felt.

All in all, an enjoyable collection, if Poe can be ever called enjoyable.
Dec 12, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood, poetry
Probably best when read drunk and listening to Lustmord.
Brandon Forsyth
Just gonna say it - aside from "The Raven", and a couple other pieces that really speak to Poe's understanding of rhythm, I didn't see a whole lot here.
Sarah El Harake
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
No words can describe how much I love Poe's works. His poems can touch the heart and mind at the same time. His poem "Alone" will always be my favorite poem ever.

From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were—I have not seen
As others saw—I could not bring
My passions from a common spring—
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow—I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone—
And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone—
Then—in my childhood—in the dawn
Of a most stormy life—
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
"Annabel Lee" has always been one of my favorite poems. I loved the haunting beauty and tragedy of it and the theme of eternal love. This little book is a great collection for those who like the chilling touch of the macabre in their poetry or even just evocative lyrics. On a quick side note, I like "The Raven" and have to admit that whenever I think of it I think of that Simpsons episode that has James Earl Jones reciting it with the help of Homer and Bart. Classic.
Jan 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the book overall. I adored some poems but found others to be tedious and confusing. Some poems were difficult to understand, and many, particularly the poems written for specific people, might have been more enjoyable if the book had provided some kind of information or context. Some of these poems just don't work in a vacuum. These poems range from romance to horror to fantasy, and there is even a drama included at the end of the book. The poems are given in reverse chronological orde ...more
Tomek Piorkowski
I consider Edgar Allan Poe to be the greatest poet of the English language. His ability to make music from words amazed me the first time I read 'The Raven.' I personally think that 'Tamerlane' is the most amazing poem ever written - it is musical, powerful, emotional, wise and every time I read it I find something new to appreciate in it.

If you haven't read Poe, you haven't read poetry. Enough said.

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Tabi  (ᕗツ)ᕗ
How is it, that with my love the dark and beautiful stories, that I have never read Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry? I have no idea, but I’m glad I finally have! Some gave me shivers, some were gorgeous, and all had this undertone of longing in them. I loved them all, but have to say some favorites were ‘The Raven’ (that one line “Quoth the Raven – Nevermore!” is just so haunting and has so much meaning!) ‘Fairyland’ and ‘The Haunted Palace’. But they were all so good and such examples of older and yet ...more
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edgar Allan Poe, a name that became relevant after I understood his masterpiece "The Raven." I read it before but never really gave any thought whatsoever. Anyways after doing a school assignment of the same, I began to realize how dark,gritty and extraordinarily his poetry is and how it may have many alternative meanings. On the surface, we are made aware of the poem that he has written and maybe even get a glimpse of his colossal imagination but as we delve deeper, the actual meaning comes to ...more
Stephanie Grosse
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Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I should be grading papers right now, but I decided first to write a review of The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allen Poe. In "A Dream within a Dream" Poe writes: "And I hold within my hand/Grains of the golden sand -- How few! yet how they creep/Through my fingers to the deep,/While I weep -- while I weep! O God! can I not grasp/Them with a tighter clasp?"). As the hours of our lives dwindle away, I find writing a review of Poe -- whose writings cultivate the spirit and haunt the soul -- a better u ...more
Avishek Das
oh he is something else, everytime i read & get my a** whopped... this is multi logit model and open new layers everytime... Mr. Poe you are great!! ...more
Rao Javed
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poem
The feeling of incomplete is another thing, but accepting it with heart and soul for the rest of your life is the worst feeling in the world. There is that kind of incompleteness that we experience in Poe's poetry.

All of Poe's poem have an absorbing quality, but somehow the tale is always the same which might be the man's worst nightmare...feeling of being without a woman. Poe's poem reflect some of the pangs of his personal life, and the biggest grief for Poe was always the loss of his wife. Th
Miranda Rae
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works" was really good. Edgar Poe has always been one of my favorite poets. I love his dark style. I would have loved to have been able to meet and talk with him.
The book of poetry was divided into seven sections. These are: Poems of Later Life, Poems of Manhood, Scenes from 'Politian,' Poems of Youth, Doubtful Poems, Prose Poems, and Essays. The section titles explain themselves. My favorite poems were the doubtful poems. They seem very melancholy and make m
Andrea Salayová
“From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.”

God, how I love the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. It has some weird almost musical elements to it, rhytm, that cannot be found in most of modern poems... Also, It reeks of melancholy, which I love.

There is nothing like Edgar Allan Poe. I wish I could meet him. 5/5

Side note: Funny story, first time I have heard of the Raven was
Aug 11, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
The dark side of Poe leads a reader down the path of possibilities and self evaluation. Random thoughts become chances in reality that each one of face at one time or other in our lives. Read these poems with an imaginative embrace and see if you don't ask yourself just once am I capable of ?
Matthew Huff
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lyrical, startling, moving, beautiful - everything I expected from Poe.

Particular favorites:

Annabel Lee
The Raven
A Valentine
The Conqueror Worm
The Coliseum
Sonnet to Science
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Edgar Allan Poe's poetry read in completion paints a humanizing portrait of the man and adds depth to his character. I think it's easy to think of Edgar Allan Poe as a haunted man who was driven to the macabre and gothic by tragedy and isolation. While that side of him was present, his poetry revealed a man inspired by spirituality, beauty, and love. Much of his poetry was heartbreaking, such as these lines in Alone:

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others sa
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, books-i-own, poetry
wow this was so depressing and dark but i loved all the famous poems like annabel lee and the raven a lot! you could really feel poe’s pain
Feb 22, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Annabel Lee and Dream within a Dream are tender elegies. But most of Poe’s poems have all the appeal of his tales.
Chad  J Crase
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a brilliant collection of poetry and I would definitely recommend reading Edgar Allan Poe. I was keen to read 'the Raven' as I loved the Simpsons' rendition of this most famous work, but there's a lot here to enjoy. Although he is sometimes associated with gothic literature, I found his poetry to be more romantic than expected. Poe may not necessarily have been very popular with other poets or critics, but his writing became widely loved by the public for good reason. Many lines herein a ...more
Scott Knier
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Hearing Poe's name, most people think of poetry, however it’s very difficult to find someone who knows something other than The Raven. Most of Edgar’s greatest hits tend to be in the short story section, with The Tell-Tale Heart, The Premature Burial, or The Masque of the Red Death. However, some of his better, creepier, dreamier works are in his poetry. This book contains a very diverse amount of content from his first: Tamerlane in 1827, to his last and one of my all time favorite; The Be ...more
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edgar Allan Poe is America's most brilliant author of letters and most misunderstood. He is also one of America's most famous poets. In this book you will find background information for Edgar Allan Poe's poems, annotations, foreign word translations, illustrations, photographs of individuals Poe wrote about in his poems, and poetry to Poe from his many romantic interests. Here is a sampling of the poems included: Alone, Annabel Lee, The Bells, The Coliseum, The Conqueror Worm, The Haunted Pala ...more
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