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The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe: A Complete Collection of Poems and Tales
 
 

The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe: A Complete Collection of Poems and Tales [Kindle Edition]

Edgar Allan Poe , Giorgio Mantovani
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This edition includes all the Poe's Works of Poetry & Fiction that are included in the Poe Canon:
- Poems (Alone, The Raven, etc.)
- Tales (The Fall of The House of Usher, etc.)

You can move quickly back and forth among Poems and Tales by simply clicking a link in the Table of Contents.
The Logical TOC (NCX) allows you to jump back and forth between topics with a simple press of the Kindle 5-way toggle.

All the prose and all the verses are correctly indented, spaced and formatted.

INTRODUCTION
EDGAR ALLAN POE AN APPRECIATION
EDGAR ALLAN POE By James Russell Lowell
DEATH OF EDGAR A. POE By N. P. Willis

ESSAYS
MAELZEL'S CHESS-PLAYER
OLD ENGLISH POETRY
PHILOSOPHY OF FURNITURE.
MORNING ON THE WISSAHICCON
THE POETIC PRINCIPLE

POEMS

POEMS OF LATER LIFE
A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM
A VALENTINE.
AN ENIGMA
ANNABEL LEE.
BRIDAL BALLAD
ELDORADO.
EULALIE
FOR ANNIE
THE BELLS.
THE CITY IN THE SEA.
THE RAVEN.
THE SLEEPER.
TO F - - .
TO FRANCES S. OSGOOD
TO HELEN
TO MARIE LOUISE
TO MARIE LOUISE
TO MY MOTHER
ULALUME

POEMS OF MANHOOD
DREAM-LAND
HYMN
LENORE
SCENES FROM "POLITIAN"
SILENCE
THE COLISEUM.
THE CONQUEROR WORM.
THE HAUNTED PALACE.
TO ONE IN PARADISE.
TO ZANTE

POEMS OF YOUTH
A DREAM
A PÆAN.
AL AARAAF
AL AARAAF
DREAMS
EVENING STAR
Elizabeth
FAIRY-LAND
HYMN TO ARISTOGEITON AND HARMODIUS
IMITATION
IN YOUTH I HAVE KNOWN ONE
ISRAFEL
LETTER TO MR. B - .
ROMANCE
SERENADE
SONG
SONNET - TO SCIENCE
SPIRITS OF THE DEAD
TAMERLANE
THE HAPPIEST DAY.
THE LAKE - - TO - -
THE VALLEY OF UNREST
TO - -
TO - -
TO HELEN
TO MARGARET
TO THE RIVER - -

DOUBTFUL POEMS
ALONE
TO ISADORE
THE VILLAGE STREET
THE FOREST REVERIE

TALES
A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTRÖM.
A PREDICAMENT
A TALE OF JERUSALEM
A TALE OF THE RAGGED MOUNTAINS
BERENICE
BON-BON.
DIDDLING CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE EXACT SCIENCES.
ELEONORA
FOUR BEASTS IN ONE - THE HOMO-CAMELEOPARD
HOP-FROG
HOW TO WRITE A BLACKWOOD ARTICLE.
KING PEST
LANDOR'S COTTAGE
LIGEIA
LIONIZING
LOSS OF BREATH
MELLONTA TAUTA
MESMERIC REVELATION
METZENGERSTEIN
MORELLA
MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE
MYSTIFICATION
NARRATIVE OF A. GORDON PYM
NEVER BET THE DEVIL YOUR HEAD
SHADOW - A PARABLE
SILENCE - A FABLE
SOME WORDS WITH A MUMMY.
THE ANGEL OF THE ODD AN EXTRAVAGANZA.
THE ASSIGNATION
THE BALLOON-HOAX
THE BLACK CAT.
THE BUSINESS MAN
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO.
THE COLLOQUY OF MONOS AND UNA
THE CONVERSATION OF EIROS AND CHARMION
THE DEVIL IN THE BELFRY
THE DOMAIN OF ARNHEIM
THE DUC DE L'OMELETTE.
THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
THE GOLD-BUG
THE IMP OF THE PERVERSE
THE ISLAND OF THE FAY
THE JOURNAL OF JULIUS RODMAN.
THE LANDSCAPE GARDEN
THE LIGHTHOUSE
THE LITERARY LIFE OF THINGUM BOB, ESQ.
THE MAN OF THE CROWD.
THE MAN THAT WAS USED UP.
THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH.
THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET.
THE OBLONG BOX.
THE OVAL PORTRAIT
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM
THE POWER OF WORDS
THE PREMATURE BURIAL
THE PURLOINED LETTER
THE SPECTACLES
THE SPHINX
THE SYSTEM OF DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER
THE TELL-TALE HEART.
THE THOUSAND-AND-SECOND TALE OF SCHEHERAZADE
THE UNPARALLELED ADVENTURES OF ONE HANS PFAAL
THOU ART THE MAN
THREE SUNDAYS IN A WEEK
VON KEMPELEN AND HIS DISCOVERY
WHY THE LITTLE FRENCHMAN WEARS HIS HAND IN A SLING
WILLIAM WILSON
X-ING A PARAGRAPH

Synopsis

Brings together seventy-three stories and fifty-three poems by the master of the macabre.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 842 pages
  • Publisher: mantovani.org (16 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00515M23M
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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809, the son of itinerant actors who left him an orphan in 1811. He became a ward of Richmond merchant John Allan and from 1815 to 1820 lived with the family in London. Upon his return, Poe received schooling in Richmond before attending the University of Virginia for a year. In 1827, he clashed with Allan and left for Boston, where he joined the army and published a slender volume, Tamerlane and Other Poems. He later attended the US Military Academy until his dismissal in 1831. The poet moved to Baltimore and began writing for magazines in 1832: three years later he secured a position with the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond and married his cousin, Virginia Clemm. Relocating in New York, Poe endured great hardship but in 1838 published his only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. In October 1849, he collapsed in Baltimore and died in hospital.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
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, haunted mansions, talking dead, hypnotists, and jesters - all the elements that went on to make up the horror genre that exists today. Poe is the grandfather of horror whose imagery still captures peoples' imaginations today.

The creepy old man with the one large eye in "Tell-tale Heart" whose still-beating dead heart drives his murderer insane; crazy Roderick Usher who sits in his crumbling mansion haunted by his dead sister's ghost; the figure of death who intrudes upon a prince's party in a locked up castle while all among the countryside reigns the Red Death; the nightmarish swinging pendulum; the living death of "M. Valdemar"; the sweet revenge of "Cask of Amontillado"; the immolated bullies of "Hop-Frog"; the murderous doppelganger of "William Wilson"; and the early template for the detective stories of later years in "Murders in the Rue Morgue", "Mystery of Marie Roget" and "Purloined Letter" - these are all first class stories that hold up superbly today.

The appeal of these captivating stories goes hand in hand with knowledge of Poe's own tortured life that contained numerous instances of heart-ache, loneliness, and loss, tinged with addiction to alcohol and drugs, and a mysterious death that remains unexplained to this day.
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96 of 103 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A reasonably concise compilation of Poe's works. 15 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Despite the title, this volume is not a complete collection of Poe's tales or poems, although *most* of them are present. His essays, reviews and miscellania are almost completely absent. There is no introduction, no notes and nothing in the way of commentary. The absence of this latter can make reading difficult, as Poe made frequent use of French, Latin, Greek and Hebrew quotations, and also employed obscure and unfamiliar words and mythological allusions. However, the stories and poems are presented in a logical order, those with similar themes being clustered together.
There are other compilations of Poe available (with lower prices) which contain basically the same material. This book is not of exceptional quality; the print used (at least in my copy) smudges, and the text contains a number of printing errors.
On the quality of Poe's fiction itself (rather than this particular volume) he cannot be faulted. A true master of every literary style to which he turned his hand, Poe elevated the short story to an artform and even created the detective fiction genre. Many writers since owe him a huge debt.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read for dedicated fans 11 Aug 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Until the purchase of this collection, I had a very limited knowledge of Poe's varied works. Like most people, I knew well the poem: 'The Raven', and the short stories: 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'The Black Cat', and 'The Fall Of The House Of Usher.' But in acquiring this book, I realize that Poe's interests extended far beyond horror, although that is the area in which he excels.
I was pleasantly surprised by the clear similarities between the 3 excellent Dupin murder-mysteries and Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. I had no idea Conan Doyle had taken his inspiration from anyone but a former real-life associate. But Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Purloined Letter' is the obvious predecessor of 'A Scandal In Bohemia.' In my opinion, the Dupin mysteries have to rate among the best of Poe's works. I'm just rather taken aback that I've never come across them before.
The book itself is very well produced, the leather binding fitting well with my small collection of old books. It's pleasing that there are still some publishers that take the time and trouble to go beyond the world of mass paperback and create a good-looking book.
My reason for the 4 stars is only a matter of personal taste in Poe's writings. As I have already mentioned, his works are varied and not all the stories appeal to me; it seems our taste in the comic tends to differ.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grade A book pron 30 Dec 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I'll admit it, I'm a bibliophile. More often than not, the binding of a book is as important to me as the content, which is why I ordered this particular Poe anthology over a cheaper paperback version.

I had to wait a short while for it to be dispatched, but patience is a virtue as they say. When it DID arrive, I was astounded. The image on Amazon doesn't do it justice! The text is a pale silver/bone shade, set against a raven black leather embossed with patterns in crimson gore. The pages are edged in a softly reflective, pearlescent silver, which feels silky and altogether too sensual beneath the fingers.

Content is, of course, unparallelled - all Poes works, beautifully presented with footnotes and appendices, and a few illustrations in a style contemporaneous with the time of Poes writing.

So if you want some Poe, and you derive guilty plesure from stroking books, holding them, sniffing them, then devouring the words withing, get this tome. Paperback versions? Nevermore!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every " Poe" admirer should have this edition
Stunning book lovely edition and would look great on any bookshelf...has mostly everything I wanted in the one book delighted
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I love the Barnes and noble leather bound collection. The book is quality made and as described, it has silver gilt edging and the print is very readable. Read more
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This leatherbound volume of the complete tales and poems of Edgar Allan Poe is just gorgeous. Handsomely illustrated, a nice clear typeface and suitably macabre endpapers make this... Read more
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Published 7 months ago by S. Fraser
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Poe Collection
Adore EAP's works and this has them all, the poetry, the stories and it comes in a stunning looking leather look binding.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Edgar Allan poe collected works
Excellent read, many tales not read for over 40 years. Together as chilling, master of horror. Recommend to those who enjoy being spooked!
Published 8 months ago by HELEN REGLAR
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Fantastic value
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A simple menu
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With plenty here to scare you
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
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