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The Raven: Tales and Poems (Penguin Horror)

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A new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro

 

Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toros favorites, from Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and Ray Russells short story “Sardonicus,” considered by Stephen King to be “perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jacksons The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.

The Raven

The Raven: Tales and Poems is a landmark new anthology of Poes work, which defied convention, shocked readers, and confounded critics. This selection of Poes writings demonstrates the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. “The Fall of the House of Usher” describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In “The Tell Tale Heart,” a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Cask of Amontillado” explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate. The title narrative poem, maybe Poes most famous work, follows a mans terrifying descent into madness after the loss of a lover.

Synopsis:

This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. "The Fall of the House of Usher" describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In "The Tell Tale Heart", a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Cask of Amontillado" explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate.

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A fully revised collection of Poe's work

The first new edition of this landmark anthology since 1945 presents a more complicated, perverse, and culturally engaged Poe. Along with the author's familiar masterworks in poetry and fiction, this new Portable Poe includes satirical tales that reflect his critique of American culture.

About the Author

J. Gerald Kennedy is William A. Read Professor of English at Louisiana State University.

J. Gerald Kennedy is William A. Read Professor of English at Louisiana State University.

Table of Contents

The Portable Edgar Allan Poe Introduction by J. Gerald Kennedy

Chronology

A Note on Texts

Tales

Predicaments

MS. Found in a Bottle (1832)

A Descent into the Maelstrom (1841)

The Masque of the Red Death (1842)

The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)

The Premature Burial (1844)

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845)

Bereavements

The Assignation (1834)

Berenice (1835)

Morella (1835)

Ligeia (1838)

The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)

Eleonora (1841)

The Oval Portrait (1842)

Antagonisms

Metzengerstein (1832)

William Wilson (1839)

The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)

The Black Cat (1843)

The Imp of the Perverse (1845)

The Cask of Amontillado (1846)

Hop-Frog (1849)

Mysteries

The Man of the Crowd (1840)

The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)

The Gold-Bug (1843)

The Oblong Box (1844)

A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (1844)

The Purloined Letter (1844)

Grotesqueries

The Man That Was Used Up (1839)

The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (1845)

Some Words with a Mummy (1845)

Poems

The Lake—To—(1827)

Sonnet—To Science (1829)

Fairy-Land (1829)

Introduction (1831)

"Alone" (1875)

To Helen (1831)

The Sleeper (1831)

Israfel (1831)

The Valley of Unrest (1831)

The City in the Sea (1831)

Lenore (1843)

Sonnet—Silence (1840)

Dream-Land (1844)

The Raven (1845)

Ulalume—A Ballad (1847)

The Bells (1849)

A Dream within a Dream (1849)

For Annie (1849)

Eldorado (1849)

To My Mother (1849)

Annabel Lee (1849)

Letters

To John Allan, March 19, 1827

To John Allan, December 22, 1828

To John Allan, January 3, 1831

To John Allan, April 12, 1833

To Thomas W. White, April 30, 1835

To Maria and Virginia Clemm, August 29, 1835

To Philip P. Cooke, September 21, 1839

To William E. Burton, June 1, 1840

To Joseph Evans Snodgrass, April 1, 1841

To Frederick W. Thomas, June 26, 1841

To Frederick W. Thomas, February 3, 1842

To T. H. Chivers, September 27, 1842

To Frederick W. Thomas and Jesse E. Dow, March 16, 1843

To James Russell Lowell, March 30, 1844

To Maria Clemm, April 7, 1844

To James Russell Lowell, July 2, 1844

To Evert A. Duyckinck, November 13, 1845

To Virginia Poe, June 12, 1846

To Philip P. Cooke, August 9, 1846

To N. P. Willis, December 30, 1846

To Marie L. Shew, January 29, 1847

To George W. Eveleth, January 4, 1848

To George W. Eveleth, February 29, 1848

To Sarah Helen Whitman, October 1, 1848

To Annie L. Richmond, November 16, 1848

To Frederick W. Thomas, February 14, 1849

To Maria Clemm, July 7, 1849

To Maria Clemm, September 18, 1849

Critical Principles

On Unity of Effect

On Plot in Narrative

On the Prose Tale

On the Design of Fiction

The Object of Poetry (from "Letter to B—")

"The Philosophy of Composition"

The Effect of Rhyme

"The Poetic Principle" (excerpts)

American Criticism

Observations

Literary Nationalism

"Some Secrets of the Magazine Prison-House"

American Literary Independence

The Soul and the Self

Imagination and Insight

Poetical Irritability

Genius and Proportionate Intellect

Reason and Government

Adaptation and the Plots of God

Works of Genius

National Literature and Imitation

Language and Thought

Magazine Literature in America

The Name of the Nation

The Unwritable Book

Imagination

Art and the Soul

Superiority and Suffering

Matter, Spirit, and Divine Will

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143122364
Author:
Poe, Edgar Allan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Galloway, David
Author:
Del Toro, Guillermo
Author:
Toro, Guillermo del
Author:
Kennedy, J. Gerald
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Horror
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. "The Fall of the House of Usher" describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In "The Tell Tale Heart", a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Cask of Amontillado" explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate.
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A fully revised collection of Poe's work

The first new edition of this landmark anthology since 1945 presents a more complicated, perverse, and culturally engaged Poe. Along with the author's familiar masterworks in poetry and fiction, this new Portable Poe includes satirical tales that reflect his critique of American culture.

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