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Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
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Mar 20, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, horror, short-stories, poetry

I read this for "The Big Read" book discussion. I loved Poe when I was a teen and enjoyed our study of his work in school, so I was surprised to find his stories and poems did not have the same effect on me as an adult. The horror stories seem mild compared to current writing. Poe expressed depression and madness, his dark side, in his writing, and this book is valuable as a study of the author, but from a leisure reader's perspective his work seems dated and not all that interesting.
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