The Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe

The Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe Under appreciated in his own time Poe s unique genius for exploring the darker corridors of the human imagination raised nightmares to the level of art This collection includes poetry and prose incl

  • Title: The Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 9780894712333
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Under appreciated in his own time, Poe s unique genius for exploring the darker corridors of the human imagination raised nightmares to the level of art This collection includes poetry and prose, including The Conqueror Worm , The Fall of the House of Usher , The Murders in the Rue Morgue , and The Pit and the Pendulum 1,186 pp.

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    1. Edgar Allan Poe

      The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.For information, please see enpedia wiki Edgar_al


    1. Poe. Poe. Poe.I think maybe for the reader, the average reader who thinks of herself as A Reader, there’s really no reason to not read some Complete-ish edition of Poe’s work. You’ll cheat yourself if you are satisfied with a Best Of Poe. Because there is definitely Poe’s Best (however they may be counted) and there is secondary Poe. And his Complete Works, unlike that of, say, a Melville, is a mere 1178 pages. Scarcely a novel’s length. This particular edition I had on hand, this unab [...]

    2. My five-star rating only applies to Poe's fiction, which was the part of the book I read ten years ago; when I decided recently to review the book, I resolved to read the poetry as well, but a couple of sessions caused me to abandon that idea! I do appreciate "The Raven," and some of Poe's other shorter, mature poems; but I'm not a big fan of Romantic poetry, and in the main, Poe's work in that form has all the besetting faults of its school: opacity, overblown verbosity and sentimentality for i [...]

    3. I came out of this thick door-stopper, toe-crushing tome a fan of Poe. What would Vincent Price have done without him? What would Stephen King have done without him? "The Black Cat, " "The Cask of Amontillado," The Fall of the House of Usher," "Ligeia" "The Masque of the Red Death", "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Premature Burial" and "The Tell-Tale Heart. Spooky, creepy, and so so memorable. For that matter, not just the horror field but the mystery story owes a great debt to him. "The Murder [...]

    4. My dad originally gave me his copy of this book, which was from his college days at Cornell University, so that I could complete an audition. The audition went poorly, and the book ended up placed on a shelf for an extended period of time. It had to sit. When I picked it back up, I became entranced by the poetry, and how each word was written and formed, which words were chosen for his prose. Edgar Allan Poe, at least to me, was the first person to have perfected the 'whodunnit', not Sir Arthur [...]

    5. I was reading Poe when my schoolmates were reading Dr. Seuss.My copy of this book is so well used that 7 layers of masking tape have replaced its spine!

    6. I first read the unabridged Poe when I was fourteen and it was, for better or worse, a major influence on my young mind. I came back to it this year for my main Halloween reading, vaguely expecting Poe to seem adolescent and silly in hindsight. I found the opposite. Poe is an even better writer than I remembered. He is a master of expression, a terrific storyteller, and sometimes profound. Although he’s known for his spooky and macabre stories and poems (The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fal [...]

    7. Poe is certainly the undisputed master of turning creepiness into a fine art. He created the genre of detective/mystery fiction, and while some credit him with being one of the first horror writers, his works technically do not fall into that genre. He is perhaps one of the most well known, yet at the same time, woefully under-read authors. Which is a shame, as there are layers of complexity to his writing simply not found in most macabre or gothic fiction. This particular volume, so far as I am [...]

    8. The eight corpses swung in their chains, a fetid, blackened, hideous, and indistinguishable mass.With just that sentence I have gotten many people to read Poe, most have only read the standard stories and poems, never looking into any of his other works. Many claim to hate Poe too and think his works are boring, I believe this is because they haven't read anything else and they don't understand the language of the time.

    9. Reading 15 of these stories en masse was quite revealing. I had only ever experienced Poe before in short bursts. Read in one sitting, his early stories of the macabre were quite disturbing, and certainly suggested a level of madness in the author. However, other stories revealed a biting wit (reminiscent at times of Mark Twain) and the hand of an intelligent craftsman. An overall enjoyable experience.

    10. I love Edgar Allan Poe's work, and all I needed to read were just a few of his short stories and poems to confirm that I love his work. My personal favorite of his stories was The Cask of Amontillado, and I memorized The Raven by heart long before I read it. his work is complex, creepy, and full of emotions that I can't help but feel when I read his work. I haven't read all of it, but someday, I will.

    11. This is ongoing, and I can honestly say that it will stay in my currently reading list. Edgar Allen Poe is one of the most incredible writers I have ever had the pleasure of reading. His poetry is riveting and his stories are intense. I can read and re-read his work over and over again. So, in essence this book should be listed as "read", but since I love to read his work over and over again, I will keep it in my currently reading list.

    12. I've had this book for more than half my life and have been reading it a story at a time over the years. Finally, I'm done! What can I say, it's Poe! My favorite story is "Hop-Frog." Besides such famous stories as "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Telltale Heart" and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" I also love "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" and "The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether." This is a must for anyone who loves to read, though you can skip "The Philosophy of Furniture"

    13. Edgar Allen Poe was a brilliant writer, nothing more need be said. If you like his more famous work that you had to read in school then you will probably enjoy the most of the rest of his work as well. This volume is everything he ever wrote and I'd be lying if I said it was all brilliant, but enough of it is to warrant a five star rating.

    14. I'm going to give it a try to read it, at least most of it. I like a lot of Edgar Allan Poe's stories, but I'm not into poems and the old English language is hard for me. I'll probably read this between other books.

    15. A giant in horrific literature. A must read for any horror/mystery buff. However, it doesn't take a horror buff to appreciate his insistent cadence, his clever wordplay, or his morbid insight into human nature.

    16. I have been a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe for as long as I can remember. I find all of his work brilliant and having many of his works together in one book is extraordinary. This book definitely captures his versatility.

    17. Since Poe is easily my favourite poet, having this collection on my shelf simply thrills me. It has everything, from familiar titles like The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, and of course The Raven, to the most obscure works that many have never even heard of.

    18. This used to be available as a single volume paperback. It's the first edition of each of his stories and poems. Poe revised things a lot, and I find his first edition was the best. If you haven't read his best stuff yet, I envy you. You are in for a wild ride.

    19. Most of this was a skim because I am so familiar with his works I'd read most this repeatedly. This is an awesome collection.

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