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The Fall Of The House Of Usher And Other Writings

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9780141907260
Genre : Literary Collections
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This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In the Tell Tale Heart, a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum and the Cask of Amontillado explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate.
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The Fall Of The House Of Usher And Other Stories

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9781409059882
Genre : Fiction
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Edgar Allan Poe was a writer of uncommon talent; in The Murders in the Rue Morgue he created the genre of detective fiction while his genius for finding the strangeness lurking within us all has been an influence on everyone from Freud to Hollywood. This complete collection of all his short stories and novellas contains well-known tales 'The Pit and the Pendulum' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart' alongside hidden gems that both unsettle and enthrall the reader.
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The Raven And Other Writings

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9781439113868
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Acknowledged as one of the most brilliant American writers, Edgar Allan Poe crafted a fantastic world filled with mystery and horror that has thrilled readers for generations. This edition includes Poe's most famous tales and poems, including "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Purloined Letter," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Raven," "Lenore," and "Annabel Lee."
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Literary Comparison Of Edgar Allan Poe S The Black Cat And The Tell Tale Heart

Author : Selina Schuster
ISBN : 3656497540
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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Paderborn (Institut fur Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Proseminar American Gothic, language: English, comment: Sprachliche und inhaltliche Analyse der Kurzgeschichten 'The Black Cat' und 'The Tell-Tale Heart' von Edgar Allan Poe mit anschliessender Gegenuberstellung und Vergleich., abstract: "And much of Madness and more of Sin And Horror the Soul to the Plot." This line taken from Edgar Allan Poe's poem 'The Conquerer Worm' perfectly describes the essential elements featured in many of Poe's poems and stories, on which I am about to write in particular. Madness and horror, sins and the 'Imp of the Perverse' - The Evil, which lies within all of us - are popular and frequently recurring motives in Poe's literary works and thereby create a mood and atmosphere quite dark and nightmarish. The reader is offered a deep glance into the abyss of the human mind and psyche. In this term paper I'm going to draw a comparison between two of Poe's short stories, which both deal with the above mentioned concepts and images and therefore, are counted to the Gothic Genre - 'The Black Cat' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart.' The main focus of my work will lie on the similarities of the storytelling structures and the speech Poe uses to convey this certain feeling of suspense, horror and thrill. I will examine which further motives and images Poe uses in this two stories and which function they fulfil. I'm going to carry out my researches primarily with the help of the books: 'Poe' by Walter Lenning, 'Poe - A Biography' by Frank T. Zumbach, 'The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction' by Jerrod Hogle and 'The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings' by Edgar Allan Poe

The Selected Writings Of Edgar Allan Poe

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 0393972852
Genre : Fiction
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Presents an annotated selection of writing by Edgar Allan Poe, including poems, stories, essays, and a novel, and includes documents related to Poe's life and career, as well as reviews and critical essays.
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The Unknown Poe

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 0872861104
Genre : Fiction
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"An anthology of fugitive writings by Edgar Allan Poe, with appreciations by Charles Baudelaire, Stephane Mallarme, Paul Valery, J.K. Huysmans.
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The Last Of The Mohicans

Author : James Fenimore Cooper
ISBN : 9781101657713
Genre : Fiction
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Illus. in black-and-white. This action-packed edition of James Fenimore Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French and Indian War to vivid life.
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The Cambridge Companion To Edgar Allan Poe

Author : Kevin J. Hayes
ISBN : 0521797276
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This collection of specially-commissioned essays by experts in the field explores key dimensions of Edgar Allan Poe s work and life. Contributions provide a series of new perspectives on one of the most enigmatic and controversial American writers. The essays, specially tailored to the needs of undergraduates, examine all of Poe s major writings, his poetry, short stories and criticism, and place his work in a variety of literary, cultural and political contexts. They situate his imaginative writings in relation to different modes of writing: humor, Gothicism, anti-slavery tracts, science fiction, the detective story, and sentimental fiction. Three chapters examine specific works: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, The Fall of the House of Usher , The Raven , and Ulalume . The volume features a detailed chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading, and will be of interest to students and scholars alike.
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The Tell Tale Heart

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9780141397276
Genre : Fiction
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'Presently I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was a groan of mortal terror ... the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul.' Stories about murder, mystery and madness, portraying the author's feverish imagination at its creative height. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Poe's works available in Penguin Classics are The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Portable Edgar Allan Poe and The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe.
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