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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
Annabel Lee

" It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
by the name of ANNABEL LEE.
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love -
With a love that a winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.
And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
David's Book Reviews
Never would I ever have thought that a poetry book could have such a profound effect on me. Poe is a tortured romantic soul. His poems ooze death, loose, love and greaf. It's true that I didn't fully understand what I was reading but I came to realise that it's all about the emotions that these poems have on you, rather than the plot itself. I would highly recommend this to both horror fan and people trying to get into poetry, or want to read something abit different. ...more
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
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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
Meredith is a hot mess
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
Vlad Kovsky
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, favorites
My favorite poem of Poe has changed over the years.
At first it was the obligatory "Raven", then the lyrical and tragic "Annabel Lee". Later I was fascinated by "The Bells" and their gradual descent into darkness. Finally, it is "Ulalume" - supremely musical and atmospheric. Here I suggest a reading of it by Jeff Buckley set to an appropriately chosen film.
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: poetry, childhood
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. ...more
(i don’t rate poetry) yeah i am not a poe fan ... i really like the raven and to helen but that’s it sorryyy
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. ...more
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful read for a gloomy day, when you've had a bit too much wine and your cousin is starting to look real sexy. ...more
Justin Wiggins
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very amazing poet but also a very tortured soul. I was incredibly moved by this book of Edgar Allen Poe's poems. My favorite from the book is "A Dream Within A Dream." Poe's short horror stories are good, but I certainly prefer his poetry.
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see
Theres a reason these poems are still so highly regarded as of today. Edgar Allan Poe excels at both romance and horror, which you can see across all his works, but specifically in his poetry. I can’t see these poems ever losing their status in the world of classics.
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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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
Sep 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"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
From ev'ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still -
From the torrent, or the fountain -
From the red cliff of the mountain -
From the sun that round me roll
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry

Where do I even begin?

So the collection is written in reverse chronological- yeah that's right I actually read the introduction to something. I found this particularly interesting because I feel like we often start in the beginning and naturally work our way through their work. I was interested to see if I would lean closer to earlier poems or later poems since sometimes there can be a significant difference in a poets writing style compared to when they began and ended. Turns ou
Oct 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

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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
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
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
Helen Power
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read a different version of the complete poetical works that I couldn't find on Goodreads (It's really old--and it originally cost only 35 cents, according to the cover!). The Raven, The Bells, Annabel Lee, A Dream within a Dream, and The Sleeper are my favourites. Of course, the two poems entitled "To Helen" also hold a place in my heart <3

The Raven is very much like a short story--with a series of events of the poem, followed by an emotional climax towards the end. It's a must read for any

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