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Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 1 (Dod

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ISBN-10: 1406501190

ISBN-13: 9781406501193

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edgar Allan Poe

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Large Format for easy reading. Volume one of his complete works in five volumes from one of the leaders of the American Romantics, best known for his poems and his tales of the macabre.
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List price: $18.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286
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,…