The Complete Stories and Poems

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  • Title: The Complete Stories and Poems
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 9780385074070
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover

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The Complete Stories and Poems

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  1. The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.For information, please see enpedia wiki Edgar_al

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  1. I ve been reading this book for almost three years and it feels so good to finally have finished it I was surprised by what I found in here Poe was slightly different to what I thought He is very much shrouded in shadow and the macabre, at least, his successful stories and poems were But there were also some very basic stories in here, some that felt like they weren t even written by the same person For every great piece of literature, there were two mediocre ones I disliked the crime stories i [...]

  2. How could I not love this book Shortly after reading Poe s complete works as a teenager, my family was transferred to Fort Monroe in southern Virginia While waiting for permanent housing, I ended up staying in the house and the very bedroom that Poe had been in while he served on the base Pulling out this book and reading it in the very space where Poe had suffered through depression and anxiety was exhilarating While I realized the morbid nature of my glee, it somehow seemed appropriate as I la [...]

  3. I m going for a 3.5 stars I must be the only person in the known world that hasn t 5 starred Poe I figured I would be a 5 star Either way, I m just going to list the stories and poems I did enjoy Although, I can t read my handwriting so now I have to go through the book Well, I guess I could just look at the Contents at the front Duh, if I can still read my handwriting I don t know why I wrote it on freaking post its Stories1 The Murders In The Rue Morgue2 The Mystery of Marie Roget3 Ligeia4 The [...]

  4. This is one of the only books I have left that belonged to my grandfather and it s one of the best It contains stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe Sections include Tales of Mystery and Horror, Humor and Satire, Flights and Fantasies, The Narrative of A Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and many poems including Annabel Lee, Alone, and my favorite, A Dream Within a Dream 5

  5. I ve reviewed the tales I read by their individual titles, and I won t repeat my reviews here Let me just say that Poe is an under appreciated master Not just under appreciated by many readers today, for whom he s synonymous with being a sort of proto schlock horror writer, but under appreciated by readers and even famous writers of his day Henry James infamously said that a n enthusiasm for Poe is the mark of a decidedly primitive stage of reflection Granted, James was young at the time, but st [...]

  6. Reading The Complete Stories and Poems will be a hell of a time consuming project, but as I can feel honored to call Edgar Allan Poe one of my favorite authors, the only option to give his writing abilities justice is to read his stories and poems in their entirety My intention is to update this review with my thoughts on all the stories and poems Poe has ever written constantly until I ve completed my way through however, I ll probably not always add it to my update feed in order to not spam ot [...]

  7. Exercises in Genre and StyleI was never exposed to Poe in my schooldays, but I later became aware of his reputation.I didn t know anything about his writing, except that I expected it to be a kind of guilty pleasure.Apparently, I decided to address my ignorance in 1983, when I bought a second hand hardback copy of his complete tales for a bargain price of 1 Unfortunately, I didn t take the step of reading it until now, when I chose it as one of three books that I planned to read on an overseas f [...]

  8. The Master himselfIt was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea,That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of ANNABEL LEEAnd this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me.I was a child and she was a child, In this kingdom by the sea But we loved with a love that was than love I and my ANNABEL LEE With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me.And this was the reason that, long ago, In this kingdom by the sea,A wind blew out [...]

  9. I m not sure how screwed up Mr Poe really was as I have read that a lot of the criticisms of him were exaggerated But screwed up or not the man could write Fears and tears all are here for the reader.I love Poe s writing He s a voice that edges at times on madness The Fall of the House of Usher and sometimes IS the voice of madness The Tell Tail Heart Unlike the madness we find in H.P.Lovecraft Poe writes the actual man s madness The madness of revenge for what may be a real or imagined slight T [...]

  10. Am fost n Ungaria medieval Metzengerstein , pe lun Hans Phaall , n Londra Regele cium , Paris Crimele din Rue Morgue , Norvegia O pogor re n Maelstrom , Italia Portretul oval i n fine ntr un ospiciu Sistemul doctorului Catran i al profesorului P n Am r s, am r mas buim cit, am tr it al turi de personaje cu respira ia luctuoas Am trecut n fine prin zeci i zeci de st ri 1 METZENGERSTEIN, 8 10.O lugubr povestioar ce nf i eaz metempsihoza pe un fundal al Ungariei medievaleOAZA i FATALITATEA au st p [...]

  11. Not many people outside of literary study or detective fiction fandom realize that the character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Poe s Dupin Dupin was the brilliant and insightful idle noble who occasionally aided the authorities in particularly difficult cases However, unlike Holmes, Dupin took it up merely as a hobby, mimicking Holmes brother Mycroft.I m not fond of Poe s poetry Emerson s leveling of Jingle Man is appropriate Poe puts sounds together, but usually says very little with them [...]

  12. Poe has an impressive, comfortable grasp of vocabulary and sentence structure, but like King, one sentence often equates to one paragraph The first story to catch my interest was 100 pages in The Gold Bug, a brief tale of treasure hunting This was soon followed by Marie Roget For those of you who find this tale of interest, check out The Beautiful Cigar Girl, a nonfiction account of Mary Rogers death and investigation, as well as An American Tragedy, a fictional rendering of a crime based on a s [...]

  13. If I felt any emotion at all, it was a kind of chuckling satisfaction at the cleverness I was about to display in extricating myself from this dilemma and I never, for a moment, looked upon my ultimate safety as a question susceptible of doubt He finally made me a low bow and departed, wishing me, in the language of the archbishop in Gil Bias, beaucoup de bonheur et un peu plus de bon sens My favorite quotes about Edgar Allan Poe there are a lot, but I found them very interesting, written in tha [...]

  14. I wish I had loved every page of this collection, but I didn t Anyway for every boring atory there was a great one and some of them are absolutely incredible Poe definitely a tormented mind, but a clever one too.

  15. Ever since I became a slight reader, I had heard people talk of the Great and Horrid tales of a mad man at a typewriter I always was told that I couldn t grasp the severity of the dark stories of this man But, here I am I have changed a lot since the times that I read books just to fill book reports I feel bad about all of the times that I skimmed paragraphs of detail just to get to the dripping dialog But here I am I know I sound like a drama queen in the paragraph above, but I feel like it is [...]

  16. While I haven t read the entire book, I have ventured through most of his works I think Poe makes it safe to say that the usage of opium is sure to create some interesting situations.

  17. An influence on an array of artists from Jean Cocteau and Baudelaire to William Burroughs, Federico Fellini and the recently departed Lou Reed, Edgar Allan Poe was a writer of great import to not only America but the world Yesterday, after spending all of the earlier part of this month immersed in the poetry and tales of Poe, I finally made by way to Poe s The Imp of the Perverse, one of a handful of his stories that I had a previous acquaintance with, having read it many years ago after seeing [...]

  18. Edgar Allan Poe is a writer whose reputation rests solely upon a handful of short stories and a poem there are very few writers in the Western canon, or anywhere really, where this is the case There s usually a novel that they re famous for and while Poe wrote a novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym , it isn t particularly good and doesn t hold up to the short stories.But what stories they are They re all filled with madmen, murder, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, magic, death, hatred, ghosts, h [...]

  19. Having read all the well known stories and poems, I dug into this tome with anticipation, expecting many of his obscure works to be fully as good But I was vastly disappointed.As we all know, his horror stories are real gems There s a reason he s called a master of the genre And I much enjoyed re reading them.But the rest of this volume is filled with some of the dullest writings imaginable Meandering, pointless, filled with useless tangents Stories which skillfully build up suspense, only to e [...]

  20. I must admit to having a soft spot for Edgar Allan Poe He was the boon companion of my adolescence Whilst others of my generation were developing the herd mentality and lavishing their time on football, chopper bikes and the Bay City Rollers, I was poring over The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Masque of the Red Death Call me underdeveloped, call me what the hell you like, but to my mind I was developing a taste for quality literature And Poe is, whatever you may ha [...]

  21. Oh man, this was a ride The number of stories in here means there s some distance between me and my initial impression by now, but the common impressions people have of Poe, from his assigned reading stuff to his general cultural portrayal, is a surprisingly small reductive piece of what Poe really was First off, I can t talk about Poe without talking about Borges It s not to hard to make the connection between them with just cursory understandings of each, but I hadn t realized just how large a [...]

  22. It is interesting to see the power that Poe s writings hold over readers today when other writers with long narratives and little dialogue, such as Lovecraft, are considered difficult to read Upon closer examination, though, it is easy to see the distinction Many of the narrative writers were in love with writing forms and the richness of the English language Poe inserted himself into his tales and poems and communicated the experience to us.The richness of emotion that the writer touches is tru [...]

  23. An excellent compilation of all of Poe s works short stories, novella, and poetry His stunning prose and emphasis on creative, clear imagery has set him aside as a master to be remembered Although the writing style is rather old fashioned and high formal, it is mesmerizing how well he played with words to create masterpieces His poetry remains my favorite of the pieces, he had a knack for conveying powerful imagery in little words.His detective stories were not really my style, but his horror an [...]

  24. Que puedo decir de Edgar Allan Poe que no se haya sido ya Es incre ble y fascinante, llena de matices y de sorpresas Una obra magn fica que te estremece y te convierte en parte de un humo literario misterioso en medio de sus obras Altamente recomendable.

  25. This was a birthday gift to me from a college friend because he knew I had enjoyed Edgar Allan Poe in high school I ve sat at my desk or in my writing chair many times, pondering weak and weary over some deadline coming up Although we write in different genres, E.A Poe and I have much in common While not knowing the environment in which he wrote, I like to think it was a solitary place.The mix of poetry and short stories gave me the chance to sweep through the book I didn t have to cover to cove [...]

  26. I have only gotten through a handful of the poems and stories and will finish the others as soon as I get a chance But as much as I have read, I absolutely love Poe If you can come to grasp his crude writing style and place it into his life and the events within, you will most likely find his style of writing as wonderful and beautiful as I do His life was very tragic in many respects, losing both of his parents and being adopted by a family where he felt his father never really, truly loved him [...]

  27. Some Words With a Mummy is the one that does it for me Everything else is just exceptional or pretty good Can t go wrong with Poe bb

  28. , , , The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe , Self destructive, melancholic, and usually dressed in black, Edgar Allan Poe 1809 1849 was the rock star of American literature in the 1830s and 1840s , , , , The Tell Tale Heart , , why will you say I am mad The disease had sharpened my senses not destroyed not dulled them Above all was the sense of hearing acute I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth I heard many things in hell How, then, am I mad Schizophrenia , , Whenever i [...]

  29. I ve read some of these stories I haven t actually read them in THIS edition I ve generally read them in a multi volume edition published in the 19th century They certainly printed durable volumes then The pages had twilight blue borders Among the stories I ve read are The Murders In The Rue Morgue The Tell Tale Heart The Black Cat The Cask of Amontillado The Masque of the Red Death Poe is entertaining On top of this, he was an innovator He not only, essentially, invented the detective story Mur [...]

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