The Man of the Crowd

I read this in 2010, gave it three stars, and I have no idea why, because I can't remember a damn thing about it. Let's see if Wiki can cast some light on it..."The Man of the Crowd" is...about a nameless narrator following a man through a crowded London...After an unnamed illness, the unnamed narrator sits in an unnamed coffee shop...he considers how isolated people think they are, despite "the very denseness of the...

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The Masque of the Red Death

However you try to escape it, horror is always thereWhile outside the abbey's armoured walls the common poor are ravaged by a grisly pestilence, within Prince Prospero hosts lavish entertainments. But the 'Red Death' will not respect the modest comfort of the Prince and his guests...In 'The Masque of the Red Death'and other tales of Gothic horror, Edgar Allan Poe writes as no one else ever has of creeping,...

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Der Goldkäfer

The Gold Bug tells the adventure of Mr. William Legrand, a recluse and entomologist, who finds a gold bug which eventually leads him to a buried treasure of pirates. He had hunted down and secured, with Jupiter's assistance, a scarabaeus which he believed to be totally new, but in respect to which he wished...

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Nevermore

I picked this book up randomly on my travels yesterday - after all I cannot resist scouring a few book shops. The book is basically a series of personal interpretations of some of the more famous (and a couple less famous) short stories from Edgar Allan Poe 10 in total. Each story has been presented in a different style and manner making the collection quite eclectic. In some circumstances I would have seen this as a negative as that alone...

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Ten Great Mysteries

The Pit and the Pendulum...The Purloined Letter...The Tell-Tale Heart...A Descent into Maelstrom...and six other choice chillers by the acknowledged master of mystery, fantasy, and horror. These ten absorbing stories, selected by a famed anthologist of science-fiction and the supernatural, prove that even after a century Poe's imagination still works it macabre magic.210 pages

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Raven

We remember Poe as the tormented man in black, the godfather of Goth. He was also a West Point dropout, an adoring husband, and a world-famous chronicler of the uncanny. Before dying at 40, Poe invented the murder mystery, modernized science fiction, and created a dozen classics of decay and despair: dreams within dreams that haunt us still.His reports from the shadow side inspire the 2012 film The Raven, based on Poe's bizarre last...

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Lost Tales

Here are treasures! This is no ordinary anthology of Poe items but a unique collection of tales that in most cases have not appeared in print for well over a century and that will be completely new to all but a few Poe specialists. Then there's a group of tales that Poe acknowledged reading, and that clearly influenced him: tales of premature burial, of a man trapped beneath a great clanging bell, of a doomed girl reborn and doomed again. To...

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Great Short Works

This book has done nothing for me.I repeat that this book has done nothing for me. Nothing but confirm my absolute respect for the brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe. Where in previous anthologies of the works of Poe I had read only gothic or adventure tales, here I found that his flair extended to a greater diversity of genres. I found that Poe was not only a master dramatist, poet, thriller writer and creator of haunting tales but also...

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Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Born in Boston in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe struggled for most of his life to earn his living entirely through his writings. His most famous poem, “The Raven,” earned him only $9 when it was published in 1845. His wife, Virginia, died two years after its publication, which seems to have sent Poe into a downward spiral of alcohol abuse and erratic behavior. Poe himself died only two years after Virginia, in 1849, at the age of 40.This...

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The Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe

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:...

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Cuentos, 1

Esta edición en dos volúmenes ofrece la recopilación de los 67 relatos publicados a lo largo de su vida por Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), quien señaló que «al escribir esos Cuentos uno por uno, a largos intervalos, mantuve, sin embargo, la unidad de un libro». El primer volumen reúne las narraciones dominadas por el terror, la presencia de lo sobrenatural, la preocupación metafísica y el gusto por el...

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Great Tales and Poems

Born to an unfortunate heritage, orphaned, unsympathetically raised, and then abandoned, Edgar Allan Poe struggled for greatness in an adverse social and economic climate -- a setting not improved by his fiery temperament and caustic criticism of others. Poe's melancholy brilliance, his passionate lyricism, and his tormented soul would make him one of the most widely read and original writers in American literature. Here, in one volume, are his...

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The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe (Modern Library Giant, 40.1)

No longer need the Edgar Allen Poe enthusiast search through scattered volumes in order to enjoy his tales and poetry. The Modern Library Giant series provides the ideal solution for the problem of gathering every story and poem written by Poe between the covers of a single book. Seventy-Three stories and fifty-three poems are included, as well as the famous essays, The Poetic Principle and The Rationale of Verse. Hervey Allen, author of Anthony...

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The Raven

Korpen är en av Poes mest kända och framgångsrika poem.Den här översättningen är gjord av Viktor Rydberg och läst av Torsten Wahlund. I denna ljudboksutgåva ligger också ett urval av Rydbergs egna dikter med.EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809 1849) är skräcklitteraturens ursprung. Han är en av de mest inflytelserika författarna på skräck och spänning genom tiderna.VIKTOR...

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Nouvelles Histoires extraordinaires

"L'homme est lui-même et ce qu'il se cache. Ce secret hanta Edgar Poe. Le descendant de la maison Usher qui croit sa sœur morte, l'assassin du chat noir et William Wilson sont victimes de leur double, le cousin Bérénice l'est de sa névrose, le peintre du portrait ovale, de son art.Dans ces nouvelles fantastiques, prolongement des « Histoires extraordinaires », les cadavres se promènent, une sourire...

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The Tell-Tale Heart

Do your students enjoy a good laugh? Do they like to be scared? Or do they just like a book with a happy ending? No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answer.We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has been designed with today's young reader in mind. As the words come to...

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The Gold Bug

The Gold Bug tells the adventure of Mr. William Legrand, a recluse and entomologist, who finds a gold bug which eventually leads him to a buried treasure of pirates. He had hunted down and secured, with Jupiter's assistance, a scarabaeus which he believed to be totally new, but in respect to which he wished...

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The Essential Tales and Poems

The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, by Edgar Allan Poe, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:New introductions...

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The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

A good collection of Poe's short stories.This book is worth seeking out, if only for Allen's brilliant introduction where he closes with "behind his arcana of eternity, through all the man's work, looms the black outline of the forest of oblivion, where the night birds of death chatter triumphantly, where the snail of time crawls slowly over the coffins of humanity, leaving only a faintly phosphorescent trail".

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Entire Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

"Entire Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Photographic & Annotated Edition" brings Poe to life as never before. It contains a great foreword by Andrew Barger and includes his annotations, word definitions, foreign language translations, and background information about Poe's stories and poems that provide insight into their underlying meaning. Photographs of Poe's many loves and the literary figures he satired in his stories are...

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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Related Tales

Edgar Allan Poe's only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is a pivotal work in which Poe calls attention to the act of writing and to the problem of representing the truth. It is an archetypal American story of escape from domesticity tracing a young man's rite of passage through a series of terrible brushes with death during a fateful sea voyage. Included are eight related tales which further illuminate Pym by their...

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The Complete Poetry

I should be grading papers right now, but I decided first to write a review of The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allen Poe. In "A Dream within a Dream" Poe writes: "And I hold within my hand/Grains of the golden sand -- How few! yet how they creep/Through my fingers to the deep,/While I weep -- while I weep! O God! can I not grasp/Them with a tighter clasp?"). As the hours of our lives dwindle away, I find writing a review of Poe -- whose writings...

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The Complete Poetry

I should be grading papers right now, but I decided first to write a review of The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allen Poe. In "A Dream within a Dream" Poe writes: "And I hold within my hand/Grains of the golden sand -- How few! yet how they creep/Through my fingers to the deep,/While I weep -- while I weep! O God! can I not grasp/Them with a tighter clasp?"). As the hours of our lives dwindle away, I find writing a review of Poe -- whose writings...

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The Poe Reader

This grand tour of Edgar Allan Poe's greatest works provides ample evidence for the assertion that Poe is the undisputed father of horror, mystery, and science fiction. His astonishing, often profoundly macabre stories of deduction, fantasy and satire portray a world of uncompromising poetic and spiritual intensity in American letters. Includes the Fall of the House of Usher, The Black Cat, The Murders in the Rue Morgue and the Tell-Tale Heart,...

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Edition Table Of Contents And Index Of The Five Volumes

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...

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The Fall of the House of Usher

Dive into this classic from the singular mind of Edgar Allan Poe, who is widely regarded as the master of short horror fiction. "The Fall of the House of Usher" recounts the terrible events that befall the last remaining members of the once-illustrious Usher clan before it is -- quite literally -- rent asunder. With amazing economy, Poe plunges the reader into a state of deliciously agonizing suspense. It's a must-read for fans of the golden era...

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Phantastische Geschichten

Erzählungen: - Metzengerstein - Eine Geschichte aus Jerusalem - Stelldichein - Berenice - Morella - König Pest - Eine nicht unallegorische Geschichte - Ligeia - Das System des Doktor Teer und Professor Feder - Eleonora - Das ovale Portrait - Die Maske des roten Todes - Die Augengläser - Du bist der Mann - Die Sphinx - Hopp-Frosch - Von Kempelens Erfindung...

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Mord À La Carte

- Der Butler von Roald Dahl gelesen von Matthias Habich- Eine Sache der Perspektive von Wulf Dorn gelesen von Hanns-Jörg Krumpholz- Selbstgemachter Wein von Unni Lindell gelesen von Birgitta Assheuer- Das Faß Amontillado von Edgar Allan Poe gelesen von Felix von Manteuffel- Guten Appetit, Liebling! von Niklaus Schmid gelesen von Andrea Wolf- Gratin Letal von Sybille Schrödter gelesen von Axel Gottschick

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Short Poetry Collection 002 (Librivox Short Poetry, #2)

Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 002: a collection of 22 public-domain poems.(Summary by Annie Coleman)Containing:Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Jim CadwellA Child's Nightmare by Robert Graves, read by Joy ChanThe Dawn Patrol by Paul Bewsher, read by ChipDora by Thomas Edward Brown, read by Kayvan SylvanFrom Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth, read by William...

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Le avventure di Gordon Pym

Unico romanzo di Poe, scritto nel 1837 sull’onda dell’interesse suscitato dalle grandi spedizioni antartiche, la storia di Gordon Pym unisce le suggestioni classiche dell’avventura della grande tradizione letteraria marinaresca ai deliri inquieti di una fantasia “decadente”. In una prosa che pagina dopo pagina si fa più febbricitante, i motivi classici del genere – ammutinamenti, tempeste, naufragi, isole misteriose – vengono contaminati da...

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Some Words With a Mummy

The narrator is invited to take part in the unwrapping and autopsy of a mummy. The scientists find the body in a surprisingly good condition. As the title suggests, the mummy is very much alive, due to his special genes and the unusual way he was embalmed. But it is not a horror story! Actually,...

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Terrifying Tales

The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism, and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this collection. Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, including stories such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Pit and the Pendulum, to name...

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The Sphinx

The Sphinx is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe about a man who decides to visit a relative living near the Hudson River north of New York City for two weeks during a cholera epidemic that occurred during the summer of 1832. One day during this visit, the man is reading a book near the window revealing a scenic view of the Hudson River. His attention is focused upon the cholera epidemic nevertheless, and when he glances up...

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