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Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe Poems Tales Criticism

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ISBN-10: 0060727853

ISBN-13: 9780060727857

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edgar Allen Poe

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The classic poems and spine-tingling stories of a Gothic American master collected in one volume. Of all the American masters, Edgar Allan Poe staked out perhaps the most unique and vivid reputation, as a master of the macabre. Even today, in the age of horror movies and high-tech haunted houses, Poe is the first choice of entertainment for many who want a spine-chilling thrill. Born in Boston in 1809, and dead at the age of 40, Poe wrote across several fields during his life, noted for his poetry and short stories as well as his criticism. The best of each of these is collected here, including the classic poem The Raven , and timeless stories like The Tell-Tale Heart . In his…    
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List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

There has never been any doubt about Poe's enormous literary significance, but, with regard to his ultimate artistic merit, there has been considerable disagreement. To some he is little more than a successful charlatan, whose literary performances are only a virtuoso's display of stunning, but finally shallow, effects. Others, however, are struck by Poe's profound probing of the human psyche, his philosophical sophistication, and his revolutionary attitude toward literary language. No doubt both sides of this argument are in part true in their assessments. Poe's work is very uneven, sometimes reaching great literary heights, at other times striking the honest reader as meaningless,…    

Sources and Acknowledgments
Dreams (1827, 1828)
Spirits of the Dead (1827, 1839)
Evening Star (1827)
A Dream Within a Dream (1827-1849)
Stanzas: "In Youth Have I Known" (1827)
A Dream (1827)
"The Happiest Day-The Happiest Hour" (1827)
The Lake-To- (1827, 1845)
Sonnet-To Science (1829, 1845)
To-: "The Bowers Whereat, In Dreams I See" (1829, 1845)
Fairy-Land (1829, 1845)
Introduction (1829-1831)
Alone (1829)
To Helen (1831, 1845)
Israfel (1831-1845)
The City in the Sea (1831-1845)
The Sleeper (1831, 1849)
The Valley of Unrest (1831-1845)
Lenore (1831-1843)
To One in Paradise (1833-1849)
The Coliseum (1833, 1850)
The Haunted Palace (1838-1848)
Sonnet-Silence (1839-1845)
The Conqueror Worm (1842-1849)
Dream-Land (1844-1849)
The Raven (1845-1849)
Ulalume-A Ballad (1847-1849)
The Bells (1849)
Eldorado (1849)
For Annie (1849)
Annabel Lee (1849)
Metzengerstein. A Tale in Imitation of the German (1832, 1836)
Loss of Breath. A Tale A La Blackwood (1832, 1835)
MS. Found in a Bottle (1833, 1845)
The Assignation [The Visionary] (1834, 1845)
Berenice (1835, 1845)
Some Passages from the Life of a Lion [Lionizing] (1832, 1845)
Shadow-A Parable (1835, 1845)
Silence-A Fable (1837, 1845)
Ligeia (1838, 1845)
How to Write a Blackwood Article. A Predicament (1838, 1845)
The Fall of the House of Usher (1839, 1845)
William Wilson (1839, 1845)
The Man of the Crowd (1840, 1845)
The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841, 1845)
A Descent Into the Maelstrom (1841, 1845)
The Colloquy of Monos and Una (1841, 1845)
Never Bet the Devil Your Head. A Tale with a Moral (1841, 1845)
The Oval Portrait (1842, 1845)
The Masque of the Red Death (1842, 1845)
The Pit and the Pendulum (1842, 1845)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1843, 1845)
The Black Cat (1843, 1845)
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (1844, 1845)
The Premature Burial (1844, 1845)
The Purloined Letter (1844, 1845)
Some Words with a Mummy (1845)
The Imp of the Perverse (1845, 1846)
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845)
The Sphinx (1846)
The Cask of Amontillado (1846)
Hop-Frog: or, The Eight Chained Ourang-Outangs (1849)
Review of "Twice-Told Tales. By Nathaniel Hawthorne" (1842)
The Philosophy of Composition (1846)
Excerpts from The Poetic Principle (1848-1850)