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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories - Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories
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‘The most original genius that America has produced’ Alfred, Lord Tennyson Edgar Allan Poe was a writer of uncommon talent; in The Murders in the Rue Morgue he created the genre of detective fiction while his genius for finding the strangeness lurking within us all has been an influence on... show more
‘The most original genius that America has produced’ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Edgar Allan Poe was a writer of uncommon talent; in The Murders in the Rue Morgue he created the genre of detective fiction while his genius for finding the strangeness lurking within us all has been an influence on everyone from Freud to Hollywood. This complete collection of all his short stories and novellas contains well-known tales ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’ and ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ alongside hidden gems that both unsettle and enthrall the reader.  
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780099540830
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 955
Edition language: English
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Florencia
Florencia rated it
I don't like these kind of genres, that much. But Poe is a beautiful exception. He's brilliant at creating weird atmospheres, although sometimes it seems those descriptions are too long, with women dying all over the place. However, it's not difficult to get into the stories and feel real emotion.I ...
ayanami
ayanami rated it
Kind of a hit or miss collection. There were a few stories that I found really dull to read, but I really enjoyed the title story, "The Fall of the House of Usher", along with "The Black Cat", and all the classic Poe tales, "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Masque of the Red Death", etc. Poe is a master a...
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings: Poems, Tales, Essays and Reviews (Penguin Classics)
ChronologyIntroductionFurther ReadingA Note on the TextPoems--Stanzas--Sonnet - To Science--Al Aaraaf--Romance--To Helen--Israfel--The City in the Sea--The Sleeper--Lenore--The Valley of Unrest--The Raven--Ulalume--For Annie--A Valentine--Annabel Lee--The Bells--EldoradoTales--MS. Found in a Bottle-...
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings: Poems, Tales, Essays and Reviews (Penguin Classics)
ChronologyIntroductionFurther ReadingA Note on the TextPoems--Stanzas--Sonnet - To Science--Al Aaraaf--Romance--To Helen--Israfel--The City in the Sea--The Sleeper--Lenore--The Valley of Unrest--The Raven--Ulalume--For Annie--A Valentine--Annabel Lee--The Bells--EldoradoTales--MS. Found in a Bottle-...
Reading Through the Nyte
Reading Through the Nyte rated it
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Poe is, to my taste, the MASTER of the eerie setting and creepy story. Yes, he gets graphic on the gore, sometimes overtly to the point of overkill, but he manages to raise the hair on the back of your neck when you read his work and sometimes you need that frisson of terror to tickle across your se...
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