The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most original writers in the history of American letters, a genius who was tragically misunderstood in his lifetime. He was a seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, and exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Arthur Conan... show more
Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most original writers in the history of American letters, a genius who was tragically misunderstood in his lifetime. He was a seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, and exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, and Charles Baudelaire, who championed him long before Poe was appreciated in his own country. Baudelaire's enthusiasm brought Poe a wide audience in Europe, and his writing came to have enormous importance for modern French literature. This edition includes his most well-known works--"The Raven," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "Annabel Lee," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"--as well as less-familiar stories, poems, and essays.
Publish date: September 5th 1992
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 1040
Edition language: English
(Original Review, 1992-12-16)Can a reader in this and age fully appreciate Poe? Maybe the age of the reader is significant - I first encountered Poe over forty decades ago - in the sense that time on the planet, life lived, experiences felt and understood, are part of the maturing process essential ...
Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his dark and psychological poems and short stories that have had an influence not only American literature throughout the world not only in literature but television and film. Yet while a number of Poe’s work has stood the test of time and made a large impression, ...
Man. This was a struggle. The last several hundred pages (400) were just hard. I think at one point I was ready to call for a DNF, but since this is on my horror list read I wanted to finish it. Now I just feel stabby. So Poe did write some great works (The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of ...
For the classic horror square I chose to read the master, Edgar Allan Poe. Since all of his work consists of short stories and poetry, I chose a variety of titles and my thoughts on each are below: From his poetry I read: Annabelle Lee This is a re-read for me and one of my favourites from Poe....
Zbiór bardzo nierówny. Niektóre opowiadania mroziły mi krew w żyłach, powodowały pojawienie się uczucia lęku i zaszczucia, inne nużyły przydługimi opisami. Jednak mi cały zbiór jak najbardziej się podobał, jest w nim coś magicznego, pewien rodzaj grozy, jakiego nigdy dotąd nie miałem okazji doświadc...