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Selected Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Poems and Tales/Deluxe --

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For more than a century-and-a-half, Edgar Allan Poe's poems and tales have thrilled readers with chilling accounts of matters mysterious and macabre. Their somber poetry and rich moods of menace and melancholy have conjured some of the most haunting images in American literature: the accusing echo of the
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Rao Javed
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ficion-books
The only book of Poe that I own...its highly enlightening and influenceal for me. Will keep this book with me through out my life.
Cambree Finlinson
It is often hard to find a good book that has mystery, joy, and fright all in one, but this book has it all. The book is Selected Poems and Tales by Edgar Allen Poe. Each of the 224 pages has a different tone, whether it be scary, happy, sad, and many more. "Ah, broken is the golden bowl! the spirit flown forever! Let the bell toll!-a saintly soul floats on...." One thing that I think is crucial to have in a good book are the details. I think that Poe did a great job creating the settings with h ...more
Jill
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The illustrations for this volume are worth the price you may pay. Mark Summers has some striking pieces occupying full pages; my husband and I first encountered these illustrations when they were featured in a museum exhibit focusing on various artists' renditions of Poe stories and poetry. (By the way, Neil Gaiman wrote the introduction to the anthology as well!)
Mehwish
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love poe's work..
Kylie
Feb 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kylie Brooks
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Pages: 224

Selected Tales and Poems
Edgar Allan Poe

This book has more than just one story. Plus, there are poems and tales, not just one story.
Edgars theme in his book, was mostly about fantasy. He tried to be as creative, and as entertaining as possible. There isn’t just one main character, there are multiple characters in each story. Same goes with the theme, the theme is different, but in a way that the rest of the stories are still the same theme. All the poems
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Dane Cobain
Poe’s writing is hit and miss, and this book is a great example of that – it just wasn’t much fun to read it, and even if I gave it my full concentration I often found that I’d read an entire story without really understanding or appreciating what was going on.

That said, there are a couple of great stories contained here, including The Tell-Tale Heart, which is arguably his most notorious piece of fiction and the work that he’s most well-known for after The Raven, the poem with its immortal refr
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Danyal Effendi
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Edgar Allan Poe is known as a famous poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, literary critic and publisher. He played a major role in the romantic American literature history. Although he is mostly known for his gruesome and obscure stories, he was one of the pioneer of the short story and also regarded as the inventor of the new detective-fiction genre. Poe was the first renowned writer who made his living through his writings only due to which there were many financial difficulties thr ...more
Laureen Peltier
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I grew up with my father telling me Edgar Allen Poe stories at the foot of my bed. I bought this book years ago. When I read it, it reminds me of my childhood.

Poe is in a class all by himself. His tales and poems make you think and feel, which has become something of a lost art in modern writing.

Don't discount this book for teens. The darkness will appeal to them and the tales, as always, have a sense of redemption.
Sophie Reid mcglinn
I'm not a poe afficionado but wanted to read some of his writing- I found it hard to read these at first just getting into his style but he really grew on me. probably easier to take it slowly unless you're already a poe fan, but some real gems in here and he is truly fantastic at setting a scene in a very few pages.
Asa
May 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
The way I feel about Poe's writing is that he has good ideas, but they way he tells his stories doesn't really work for me and most of his poetry is a bit too much. There's too many words to tell one thing, too much exposition and not enough happening, and too much telling and not enough showing.
Breanne
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some creepy, some weird, some absolutely brilliant.
Angela
Jan 13, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the poems, but not the stories. I enjoyed the creepy poems though.
Linda D.
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love Poe and I love reading his works during the fall. I always recommend reading his stories.
Amora
May 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He told the tales that were too scary for everyone else. I love it!
Saba
Mar 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Poe, ladies and gentlemen, the Master of Macabre.
Heather Carter
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poe. <3
Ima
May 31, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not this particular version, and not every tale yet, but close.
Kimberly
Apr 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great!!
Danielle
Feb 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My mom gave me this book when I was in high school with the quotion on the inside: "for when you're feeling down..."


i love this book!
Heather Domin
I've got to get my own volume of Poe. This one's lovely to read, but it's so old I'm afraid of damaging the pages.
Stacy
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classics, poe
My father bought this book when he was in high school and handed it down to me. It was my first book of Poe and my most cherished of his work.
Birgitta Gustafson
This is a beautiful edition with wonderful illustrations.
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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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