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Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  11,690 ratings  ·  327 reviews
'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 1876)
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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 of s
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MischaS_
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english, books-i-own
I'm a way too big 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 unchan
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Teresa
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: g-poesia, n-eua, l-100bb, 5e
"Em visões do breu nocturno e incerto
Sonhei com o prazer de outrora...
Mas um sonho desperto, pela aurora,
Deixou-me o coração deserto.

Que faz senão sonhar sempre acordado
Aquele que olha de soslaio
As coisas em redor, e com um raio
Apontado para o passado?

Aquele sonho santo... visionário,
Enquanto o mundo escarnecia,
Me acalentou, tal chama que irradia
Guiando uma alma solitária.

E embora aquela luz, na tempestade
E breu, tremesse lá distante...
Que mais podia haver de tão brilhante
No astro claro da
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Steven
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 mad man 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 cr ...more
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.
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!!

Fav's:

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



Least Favorites

Song
A Dream
Sonnet- To Science
Al Aaraaf
To Helen
Sonnet-Silence



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
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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.
Mike
Probably best when read drunk and listening to Lustmord.
Özlem Güzelharcan

Kapak tasarımı (sert kapak, çarpıcı font ve renkler): Şahane
Kağıt: (Saman, sayfalar büyük, okuması zevkli): Şahane
İçerik: Hikayelerini daha çok sevsem de şiirlerini de seviyorum, Poe sonuçta!: Güzel.

Çeviri: Kötü. Maalesef.

Şiir çevirmek başka bir şey işte, içine ruh katmadan olmuyor bu iş, metin çevirmeye benzemiyor. Yani bir dili bilmek o dile ait şiirleri çevirmek için yeterli değil. Kelimelerle oynamak, farklı söylenişlerini bulmak, Türkçe'nin içine güzelce serpiştirmek gerekiyor bazen. Ben O
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Elizabeth
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
Ann-Marie
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.
Büşra
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Araf ve Annabel Lee çok güzeldi 💚 Geç dönem şiirlerinin çoğunuda beğenerek okudum 🤗
Stephanie Grosse
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Ben
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!!
Sarah Harakeh
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.

“Alone”
BY EDGAR ALLAN POE
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—
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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
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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
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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
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♠️ Tabi ♠️
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
Osman
Nov 30, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yapılabilecek en kötü çevirilerden biri yapılmış. Daha önce MEB kitaplarında okuduğum Annabel Lee'nin çevirisi bile daha iyiydi. Birebir çevirmek yerine, çevirmen kendi uygun gördüğü sözcükleri seçmiş. Bu benim çevirilerde pek de hoşlanmadğım bir şey. Bazı kelimeler, ikilemeler atlanmış bile! O yüzden de eleştirilerim çevirmen ve yayınevi ile alakalı. Poe'nin şiirleri elbette malum...
İthaki Yayınevi'ne ben pek yakıştıramadım. Süslü cildine, sert kapağına kanıp aldık.
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
Israfel
The Raven
A Valentine
The Conqueror Worm
The Coliseum
Lenore
Sonnet to Science
Illiterate
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.
Layla
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*4.5*
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
Tasniem Sami
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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أؤمن ان الشعر هو تحكم في السياق ، ذلك ما يعطيه هذه القدرة علي " العنف علي الكلام" العادي للبشر ، يُشبِّه ادجار الان بو أثر القصيدة كأثر "الدمغ بالشمع" مما يعني ان للقصيدة أثرين - أحدهما قريب والآخر بعيد لا أقصد في الفاصل الزمني .هناك قصيدة لشيللي يشبه تأثيرها هذا " الدمغ بالشمع " - القصيدة دافئة ، خيالها رقيق وأثيري ، لكن تشعر دائماً انه ليس بالعمق الذي شعر به الشاعر هذا الذي أستيقظ ليلاً من أحلام حُلوة عن محبوبته ليسبح في النسيم المُعطر لليلة صيفيه
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Apolo
Oct 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm decidedly quite underwhelmed by Poe's poetic persona, in all honesty.

Leaving aside his tour de force- The Raven (which doubtless has a well-deserved fame, albeit, in spite of its spell-binding cadence not devoid of weaknesses either, that is to say sporadic losses of momentum), and a couple of other poems, which are in one way or another intriguing or curious and stand out from the rest of the tedious bunch (Alone, Ulalume, Annabel Lee, The Bells etc.), Poe's poetry is, making no bones abou
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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 hundreds of ...more
“Twas noontide of summer,
And mid-time of night;
And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, thro' the light
Of the brighter, cold moon,
'Mid planets her slaves,
Herself in the Heavens,
Her beam on the waves.
I gazed awhile
On her cold smile;
Too cold–too cold for me-
There pass'd, as a shroud,
A fleecy cloud,
And I turned away to thee,
Proud Evening Star,
In thy glory afar,
And dearer thy beam shall be;
For joy to my heart
Is the proud part
Thou bearest in Heaven at night,
And more I admire
Thy distant fire,
Than that colder, lowly light.”
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“We grew in age - and love - together
Roaming the forest, and the wild;
My breast her shield in wintry weather -
And, when the friendly sunshine smil'd,
And she would mark the opening skies,
I saw no Heaven - but in her eyes.”
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