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Seventeen of Poe's short stories. Included are: The Oblong Box, King Pest, Three Sundays in a Week, The Devil in the Belfry, etc. Printed in Spain.
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Published January 28th 2005 by YBA Si-ca (first published January 1st 1985)
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maddie
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read these in English so the reason I'm so behind on books is because of these, so therefore I am counting them. I enjoyed reading these! Poe is such an interesting author because his work is so dark, but finding the comparisons to things is cool. :)
Sha
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read The Fall of the House of Usher, William Wilson, and Hop Frog. All very interesting stories. I believe Edgar Allan Poe's purpose in writing these stories was to portray a strange array of madness brought through strange similarities. In The Fall of the House of Usher the narrator realizes when they are burying Madeline that she and Roderick are twins. They have that strange connection that makes Roderick realize his sister is not dead and that she is coming for him before everything crumbl ...more
Noufa Kisaki
Que puis-je dire du génie d'Edgar Allan Poe? Ce "démon de la perversité", avec sa "coquetterie noire, inquiète et discrète"... Père du roman policier, détective et père de la science-fiction.

Valéry l'a rangé dans la section des auteurs fantastiques "étranges". Étrange il l'est, mais pas moins bizarre! Toutefois, pas autant que ses personnages qui crée "ce sentiment freudien d’inquiétante étrangeté"...

Un ouvrage à lire qui pousse ses lecteurs à méditer sur la pourriture du monde postmoderne entr
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Saeed
May 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
خیلی با هاش حال کردم البته باید بگم من اول ادامه ای رو که ژول ورن برای این کتاب با اسم ابولهول یخ ها نوشته خواندم بعد خود این کتاب را
Sarah Mina
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poe is always great. My students are now big fans (he's great for teaching)
Rebecca
I love the pit and the pendulum. Great story about a period of time toledo and gaining an insigh into the mind of a man who has been sentenced to death
Sandi
Dec 20, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: bn-classics
Liked the Tell Tale Heart, Black Cat, & Fall of the House of Usher. Progressive author for his lifetime.
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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
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