Tales of Mystery and Imagination

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Collector's Library, 2003 - 456 страници
This collection of Poe's work contains some of the most exciting and haunting stories ever written. They range from the poetic to the mysterious to the darkly comic, yet all possess the genius for the grotesque that defines Poe's writing. They are peopled with neurotics and social outcasts, obsessed with unknown terrors or preoccupied with seemingly insoluble mysteries. The Tell-Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher are key works in the horror canon, while in The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Mystery of Marie Roget we find the origins of modern detective fiction. Collectively, these tales represent the best of Edgar Allan Poe's prose work before his premature death in 1849. The world's greatest works of literature are now avaialble in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.
 

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Harry Clarke's vivid and disturbing illustrations, reminiscent of the work of Aubrey Beardsley, bring hideous life to Poe's stories, and I find myself returning to both the stories and the ... Прочетете пълната рецензия

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Edgar Allan Poe has long been my favourite writer. I love his gloomy descriptions of old houses and sinister people, his weird macabre stories, his literary landscapes and the bizarre world he ... Прочетете пълната рецензия

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The Gold Bug
3
The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar
46
MS Found in a Bottle
57
A Descent into the Maelstrom
72
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
94
The Mystery of Marie Roget
139
The Purloined Letter
206
The Fall of the House of Usher
231
The Oval Portrait
326
The Oblong Box
331
The TellTale Heart
347
Ligeia
354
Loss of Breath
375
Shadow A Parable
392
Silence A Fable
396
The Man of the Crowd
401

The Pit and the Pendulum
256
The Premature Burial
276
The Black Cat
295
The Masque of the Red Death
308
The Cask of Amontillado
317
Some Words with a Mummy
413
Afterword
435
Biography
442
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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. His parents, both touring actors, died before he was three. He was raised by John Allan, a prosperous Virginian merchant. Poe published his first volume of poetry while still a teenager. He worked as an editor for magazines in Philadelphia, Richmond and New York, and achieved respect as a literary critic. In 1836, he married his thirteen year-old cousin. It was only with the publication of The Raven and other Poems in 1845 that he achieved national fame as a writer. Poe died in mysterious circumstances in 1849.

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