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Selected Tales : World's Classics - Edgar Allan Poe

Selected Tales

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 1st June 2008
ISBN: 9780199535774
Number Of Pages: 368

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Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. Yet, as well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration. Abandoning the criteria of characterization and plotting in favour of blurred

boundaries between self and other, will and morality, identity and memory, Poe uses the Gothic to question the integrity of human existence. Indeed, Poe is less interested in solving puzzles or in moral

retribution than in exposing the misconceptions that make things seem 'mysterious' in the first place. Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new critical edition selects twenty-four tales and places the most popular - The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Purloined Letter - alongside less well-known travel narratives, metaphysical essays and political satires.

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The Man That Was Used Up
The Fall of the House of Usher
William Wilson
The Man of the Crowd
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Masque of the Red Death
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Mystery of Marie Rog
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Gold-Bug
The Black Cat
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains
The Purloined Letter
The Systems of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
The Imp of the Perverse
The Cask of Amontillado
The Domain of Arnheim
Von Kempelen and his Discovery

ISBN: 9780199535774
ISBN-10: 0199535779
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st June 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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