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Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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ISBN-10: 1593080646

ISBN-13: 9781593080648

Edition: N/A

Authors: Benjamin F. Fisher, Edgar Allen Poe, Edgar Allan Poe

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Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected—and surprisingly modern—flashes of dark humor and irony. This anthology offers an exceptionally generous selection of Poe’s short stories. It includes his famed masterpieces, such as "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter," featuring Poe’s great detective, Dupin; his insightful studies of madness "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-Tale Heart"; "The Gold-Bug," his delightful exercise in…    
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Publisher: Barnes & Noble, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
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,…    

The World of Edgar Allan Poe
Introduction
Poems
Tales
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
Endnotes
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's Tales and Poems
Comments & Questions
For Further Reading