Synopses & Reviews
Horror stories, science fiction, detective stories and satirical sketches –the variety of Poe will chill and delight
Locked doors, sealed cavities, bricked-up alcoves and premature burial close in on Poe's narrators as they , like their victims, are cut off from light, air and human society. Partly, Poe's stories resonate as the disordered chambers' of the narrators' minds but also they suggest archetypal, if extreme psychological states.
yet Poe was an incurable hoaxer, and in telling some wonderful short stories he also told some excessively tall tales.
The most comprehensive paperback edition available, introduction, selected criticism chronology of Poe's life and times.
Forty-six stories highlighting Poe's remarkable imagination and ingenuity.
Spiral down dimly lit streets liined with madmen and their black deeds, through cold twists of catacombs, and across a sea that strikes with tight, angry fists. From the tortured mind of Edgar Allan Poe, three tales--"The Cask of Amontillado", "The Black Cat", and "The Fall of the House of Usher"--speak to the hidden places within us all. 20 full-color illustrations.
About the Author
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, poet, and critic. Best known for his macabre prose work, including the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” his writing has influenced literature in the United States and around the world. Visit him online at madcreator.com
Table of Contents
William Wilson; A Tale of the Ragged Mountains; The Domain of Arnheim; Landor's Cottage; The Elk; The Island of the Fay; The Sphinx; The Gold Bug; The Man of the Crowd; Shadow; Silence: The Colloquy of Monos and Una; The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion; The Fall of the House of Usher; The Assignation; Ligeia; Eleonora; Berenice; Morella; The Oval Portrait; King Pest; The Masque of the Red Death; The Cask of Amontillado; Metzengerstein; The Pit and the Pendulum; Hop-Frog; A Descent into the Maelstr÷m; MS Found in a Bottle; The Premature Burial; The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar; The Tell-Tale Heart; Mellonta Tauta; The Thousand-and-second Tale of Scheherazade; The Oblong Box; The Spectacles; Z-ing a Paragrab; The Imp of the Perverse; The Balloon Hoax; The Murders in the Rue Morgue; The Mystery of Marie Roget; The Purloined Letter; 'Thou Art the Man'; Loss of Breath; Bon-Bon; The Devil in the Belfry; The Black Cat.