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Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Poems, Tales, Criticism (Perennial Classics)

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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."

About the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) reigned unrivaled in his mastery of mystery. Born in Boston, he was orphaned at age three, expelled from West Point for gambling and became an alcoholic. In 1836 he secretly wed his thirteen-year-old cousin. The Raven, published in 1845, made Poe famous. He died in 1849 under what remain suspicious circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060727857
Editor:
Thompson, G. R.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Editor:
Thompson, G. R.
Author:
Poe, Edgar Allan
Author:
by Edgar Allan Poe
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.96x5.50x1.00 in. 1.06 lbs.

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