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Title:
Edgar Allan Poe : sixty-seven tales and The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, the raven and other poems.
Author:
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Uniform Title:
Works. Selections. 1990
Publication Information:
New York : Gramercy Books ; Avenel, N.J. : Distributed by Outlet Book Co., 1990.

©1985
Physical Description:
xii, 753 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Previously published as: Works of Edgar Allan Poe. 1985.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780517092903

9780517053584
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

67 tales from a master of the short story. Includes the incomparableThe Fall of the House of Usher, The Cask of Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the PendulumandThe Tell-Tale Heart as well as "The Raven"andThe Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. 769 pages.


Author Notes

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. In 1827, he enlisted in the United States Army and his first collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems, was published. In 1835, he became the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger. Over the next ten years, Poe would edit a number of literary journals including the Burton's Gentleman's Magazine and Graham's Magazine in Philadelphia and the Broadway Journal in New York City. It was during these years that he established himself as a poet, a short story writer, and an editor. His works include The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Raven. He struggle with depression and alcoholism his entire life and died on October 7, 1849 at the age of 40.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Introductory comments and appropriately atmospheric paintings enhance this handsomely packaged collection of five of Poe's unsettling short stories--The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Oval Portrait. A biographical essay discussing Poe's pervasive themes and his significant influence on both sf and mystery writing opens the way to the tales, each of which is prefaced by a summary and questions for readers to ponder. As Poe's language is difficult even for practiced modern readers, the editor also provides glosses for unusual words and literary references within the narratives. The illustrations, featuring indistinct, thickly brushed figures placed against shadowed backgrounds, add effective notes of eeriness, terror, and dejection to this introduction to a great and troubled writer. Another well-appointed volume in the ongoing Stories for Young People series. --John Peters Copyright 2006 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-Poe's writing is as effectively horrific today as it was in the mid-1800s, and this volume features five relentless favorites: "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Oval Portrait." The book offers a succinct analysis at the beginning of each story, making students' literary comprehension and emotional apprehension complete. Definitions or synonyms are provided for Poe's challenging vocabulary at the bottom of the pages of the tales; instructional use for vocabulary building is a natural. DuBois' paintings reflect a teetering place between the real and the nightmare-his technique combines folk art and Postimpressionism. "The Masque of the Red Death" is the story to revisit with today's teens. The brazen audacity of a prince who thinks that he can escape the insidious claim of infectious disease and plague is a creepy precursor to the mysteries of today's fight against these invisible attacks. This book is ripe with opportunities to discuss literature, art, science, and psychology.-Alison Follos, North Country School, Lake Placid, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.