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Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe : Poems, Tales, Criticism - Edgar Allan Poe

Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Poems, Tales, Criticism

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The classic poems and spine-tingling stories of a Gothic American master collected in one volume.

Of all the American masters, Edgar Allan Poe staked out perhaps the most unique and vivid reputation, as a master of the macabre. Even today, in the age of horror movies and high-tech haunted houses, Poe is the first choice of entertainment for many who want a spine-chilling thrill.

Born in Boston in 1809, and dead at the age of 40, Poe wrote across several fields during his life, noted for his poetry and short stories as well as his criticism. The best of each of these is collected here, including the classic poem The Raven, and timeless stories like The Tell-Tale Heart. In his introduction to this volume, G. R. Thompson argues that Poe was a great satirist and comedic craftsman, as well as a formidable Gothic writer. "All of Poe's fiction," Thompson writes, "and the poems as well, can be seen as one coherent piece as the work of one of the greatest ironists of world literature."

Sources and Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. 1
Poems
Dreams (1827, 1828)p. 49
Spirits of the Dead (1827, 1839)p. 50
Evening Star (1827)p. 51
A Dream Within a Dream (1827-1849)p. 52
Stanzas: "In Youth Have I Known" (1827)p. 52
A Dream (1827)p. 54
"The Happiest Day-The Happiest Hour" (1827)p. 54
The Lake-To- (1827, 1845)p. 55
Sonnet-To Science (1829, 1845)p. 56
To-: "The Bowers Whereat, In Dreams I See" (1829, 1845)p. 56
Fairy-Land (1829, 1845)p. 57
Introduction (1829-1831)p. 58
Alone (1829)p. 60
To Helen (1831, 1845)p. 61
Israfel (1831-1845)p. 62
The City in the Sea (1831-1845)p. 63
The Sleeper (1831, 1849)p. 65
The Valley of Unrest (1831-1845)p. 67
Lenore (1831-1843)p. 68
To One in Paradise (1833-1849)p. 148
The Coliseum (1833, 1850)p. 69
The Haunted Palace (1838-1848)p. 226
Sonnet-Silence (1839-1845)p. 71
The Conqueror Worm (1842-1849)p. 182
Dream-Land (1844-1849)p. 71
The Raven (1845-1849)p. 73
Ulalume-A Ballad (1847-1849)p. 78
The Bells (1849)p. 81
Eldorado (1849)p. 84
For Annie (1849)p. 85
Annabel Lee (1849)p. 88
Tales
Metzengerstein. A Tale in Imitation of the German (1832, 1836)p. 93
Loss of Breath. A Tale A La Blackwood (1832, 1835)p. 104
MS. Found in a Bottle (1833, 1845)p. 125
The Assignation [The Visionary] (1834, 1845)p. 138
Berenice (1835, 1845)p. 152
Some Passages from the Life of a Lion [Lionizing] (1832, 1845)p. 162
Shadow-A Parable (1835, 1845)p. 168
Silence-A Fable (1837, 1845)p. 171
Ligeia (1838, 1845)p. 175
How to Write a Blackwood Article. A Predicament (1838, 1845)p. 193
The Fall of the House of Usher (1839, 1845)p. 216
William Wilson (1839, 1845)p. 238
The Man of the Crowd (1840, 1845)p. 262
The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841, 1845)p. 272
A Descent Into the Maelstrom (1841, 1845)p. 313
The Colloquy of Monos and Una (1841, 1845)p. 333
Never Bet the Devil Your Head. A Tale with a Moral (1841, 1845)p. 344
The Oval Portrait (1842, 1845)p. 355
The Masque of the Red Death (1842, 1845)p. 359
The Pit and the Pendulum (1842, 1845)p. 366
The Tell-Tale Heart (1843, 1845)p. 384
The Black Cat (1843, 1845)p. 390
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (1844, 1845)p. 401
The Premature Burial (1844, 1845)p. 413
The Purloined Letter (1844, 1845)p. 430
Some Words with a Mummy (1845)p. 452
The Imp of the Perverse (1845, 1846)p. 472
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845)p. 479
The Sphinx (1846)p. 490
The Cask of Amontillado (1846)p. 496
Hop-Frog: or, The Eight Chained Ourang-Outangs (1849)p. 504
Criticism
Review of "Twice-Told Tales. By Nathaniel Hawthorne" (1842)p. 519
The Philosophy of Composition (1846)p. 528
Excerpts from The Poetic Principle (1848-1850)p. 542
Bibliographyp. 553
Chronologyp. 559
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ISBN: 9780060727857
ISBN-10: 0060727853
Series: Perennial Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 10th December 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.46