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Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

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ISBN-10: 1420927035

ISBN-13: 9781420927030

Edition: 2005

Authors: Edgar Allen Poe

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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 116
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.28" tall
Weight: 0.396

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,…