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Black Cat and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 140587662X

ISBN-13: 9781405876629

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Edgar Allen Poe

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List price: $11.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 8/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 56
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.154
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,…