The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141907266

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 560

View: 2019

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.

The Portable Edgar Allan Poe

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440627248

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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The Portable Poe compiles Poe's greatest writings: tales of fantasy, terror, death, revenge, murder, and mystery, including "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," the world's first detective story. In addition, this volume offers letters, articles, criticism, visionary poetry, and a selection of random "opinions" on fancy and the imagination, music and poetry, intuition and sundry other topics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

Poems, Tales, Essays and Reviews

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140432916

Category: Fiction

Page: 539

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Essays on literature accompany poems and stories about the strange forces that lead men to their doom.

The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe,Harold Beaver

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141922060

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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One of the greatest of all horror writers, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) also composed pioneering tales that seized upon the scientific developments of an era marked by staggering change. In this collection of sixteen stories, he explores such wide-ranging contemporary themes as galvanism, time travel and resurrection of the dead. 'The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfall' relates a man's balloon journey to the moon with a combination of scientific precision and astonishing fantasy. Elsewhere, the boundaries between horror and science are elegantly blurred in stories such as 'The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar', while the great essay 'Eureka' outlines Poe's own interpretation of the universe. Powerfully influential on later authors including Jules Verne, these works are essential reading for anyone wishing to trace the genealogy of science fiction, or to understand the complexity of Poe's own creative vision

Selected Tales

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141925434

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. As well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration. Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new selection places the most popular -- `The Fall of the House of Usher', `The Masque of the Red Death', `The Murders in the Rue Morgue; and `The Purloined Letter' -- alongside less well-known travel narratives, metaphysical essays and political satires.

The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe (Illustrated Edition)

The Raven, Ulalume, Annabel Lee, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, A Valentine, The Bells, Eldorado, Eulalie, A Dream Within a Dream, Lenore, To One in Paradise, Silence, Israfel, Alone, Elizabeth, Fairyland…

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027219213

Category: Poetry

Page: 562

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Po's complete poetical works. Table of contents: The Raven Poems of Later Life The Bells Ulalume To Helen Annabel Lee A Valentine An Enigma To My Mother For Annie To F— To Frances S. Osgood Eldorado Eulalie A Dream Within a Dream To Marie Louise (Shew) To Marie Louise The City in the Sea The Sleeper Bridal Ballad Poems of Manhood Lenore To One in Paradise The Coliseum The Haunted Palace The Conqueror Worm Silence Dreamland To Zante Hymn Scenes from Politian Poems of Youth To Science Al Aaraaf Tamerlane To Helen The Valley of Unrest Israfel To — ("I heed not that my earthly lot") To — ("The Bowers whereat, in dreams, I see") To the River Song Spirits of the Dead A Dream Romance Fairyland The Lake Evening Star Imitation The Happiest Day Hymn Dreams In Youth I have known one A Pæan Doubtful Poems Alone To Isadore The Village Street The Forest Reverie Other Poems An Acrostic Beloved Physician The Doomed City Deep in Earth The Divine Right of Kings Elizabeth Enigma Epigram for Wall Street Evangeline Fanny Impromptu – To Kate Carol Lines on Ale O, Tempora! O, Mores! Poetry Serenade Spiritual Song Stanzas Stanzas – to F. S. Osgood Tamerlane (early version) To — To Isaac Lea To Margaret To Miss Louise Olivia Hunter To Octavia The Valley Nis Visit of the Dead Prose Poems The Island of the Fay The Power of Words The Colloquy of Monos and Una The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion Shadow—a Parable Silence—a Fable Essays The Philosophy of Composition The Rationale of Verse The Poetic Principle Old English Poetry Biography The Dreamer by Mary Newton Stanard Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole.

Spirits of the Dead

Tales and Poems

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141925450

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A unique one volume collection of all Poe's best tales and poems. Full of variety, entries include The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, The Purloined Letter - three classic detective stories - plus The Raven, one of his greatest poems. A wonderful selection of tales and poems that are representative of every genre written by Poe, from the macabre and horrifying to the humorous and purely descriptive.

18 Best Stories

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0440322278

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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The terror and horror that typify Poe's fiction are evidenced in such tales as The Fall of the House of Usher and The Pit and the Pendulum

The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe

Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe,Gary Richard Thompson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393972856

Category: Fiction

Page: 962

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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 fourteen critical essays.

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Essential Poe

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141918950

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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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.

The Poems

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Author: Catullus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937491

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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One of the most versatile of Roman poets, Catullus wrote verse of an almost unparalleled diversity and stylistic agility, from the brevity of the epigram to the sustained elegance of the elegy. This collection contains all of Catullus' extant work and includes his lyrics to the notorious Clodia Metelli - married, seductive and corrupt - charting the course from rapturous delight in a new affair to the torment of love gone sour; poems to his young friend Iuventius; and longer verse, such as the extraordinary tale of Attis, a Greek youth who castrates himself in a fit of religious ecstasy. Ranging from the tender, moving and passionate to the vicious and even obscene, these are poems of astonishingly modern force and content.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611077X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7466

From the author who introduced readers to chilling tales of murder comes a novella based on factual accounts of a haunting, mutinous high-seas adventure. For fans of Poe as well as maritime enthusiasts.

The Women of Brewster Place

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Author: Gloria Naylor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101656174

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The National Book Award-winning novel that launched the brilliant career of Gloria Naylor (1950-2016) In her heralded first novel, Gloria Naylor weaves together the stories of seven women living in Brewster Place, a bleak-inner city sanctuary, creative a powerful, moving portrait of the strengths, struggles, and hopes of black women in America. Vulnerable and resilient, openhanded and openhearted, these women forge their lives in a place that in turn threatens and protects - a common prison and a shared home. Adapted into a 1989 ABC miniseries starring Oprah Winfrey, The Women of Brewster Place is a contemporary classic - and a touching and unforgettable read. "[A] shrewd and lyrical portrayal of many of the realities of black life . . . Miss Naylor bravely risks sentimentality and melodrama to write her compassion and outrage large, and she pulls it off triumphantly." -The New York Times Book Review

The Comedies

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Author: Terence

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605026

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

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'I thought you'd do what the common run of slaves normally do, cheating and tricking me because my son's having an affair.' Terence's comedies have provided plots and characters for comic drama from classical times to the present; the outstanding comic playwright of his generation at Rome, he has influenced authors from Molière and Wycherley to P. G. Wodehouse. Scheming slaves, parasites, prostitutes, pimps, and boastful soldiers populate his plays, which show love triumphing over obstacles of various kinds, and the problems that arise from ignorance, misunderstanding, and prejudice. Although they reflect contemporary tensions in Roman society, their insights into human nature and experience make them timeless in their appeal. Peter Brown's lively new translation does full justice to Terence's style and skill as a dramatist. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Miser and Other Plays

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Author: Jean-Baptiste Moliere

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191338X

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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Molière combined all the traditional elements of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - to create richly sophisticated and enduringly popular dramas. The Miser is the story of Harpagon, a mean-spirited old man who becomes obsessed with making money out of the marriage of his children, while The Hypochondriac, another study in obsession, is a brilliant satire on the medical profession. The School for Wives, in which an ageing domestic tyrant is foiled in his plans to marry his young ward, provoked such an outcry that Molière followed it with The School for Wives Criticized - a witty retort to those who disapproved of the play's supposed immorality. And while Don Juan is the darkest and most tragic of all the plays in this collection, it still mocks the soullessness of the skinflint with scathing irony.

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

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Author: Matthew George Walter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141922885

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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This anthology reflects the diversity of voices it contains: the poems are arranged thematically and the themes reflect the different experiences of war not just for the soldiers but for those left behind. This is what makes this volume more accessible and satisfying than others. In addition to the established canon there are poems rarely anthologised and a selection of soldiers' songs to reflect the voices of the soldiers themselves.

Just an Ordinary Day

Stories

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Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307573599

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Acclaimed in her own time for her short story “The Lottery” and her novel The Haunting of Hill House—classics ranking with the work of Edgar Allan Poe—Shirley Jackson blazed a path for contemporary writers with her explorations of evil, madness, and cruelty. Soon after her untimely death in 1965, Jackson’s children discovered a treasure trove of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, many of which are brought together in this remarkable collection. Here are tales of torment, psychological aberration, and the macabre, as well as those that display her lighter touch with humorous scenes of domestic life. Reflecting the range and complexity of Jackson’s talent, Just an Ordinary Day reaffirms her enduring influence and celebrates her singular voice, rich with magic and resonance. Praise for Just an Ordinary Day “Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation.”—San Francisco Chronicle Praise for Shirley Jackson “[Jackson’s] work exerts an enduring spell.”—Joyce Carol Oates “Shirley Jackson’s stories are among the most terrifying ever written.”—Donna Tartt “An amazing writer . . . If you haven’t read [Jackson] you have missed out on something marvelous.”—Neil Gaiman “Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders.”—Dorothy Parker “An author who not only writes beautifully but who knows what there is, in this world, to be scared of.”—Francine Prose “The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable.”—A. M. Homes “Jackson enjoyed notoriety and commercial success within her lifetime, and yet it still hardly seems like enough for a writer so singular. When I meet readers and other writers of my generation, I find that mentioning her is like uttering a holy name.”—Victor LaValle From the Trade Paperback edition.

Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471104990

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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A murderer driven to the edge by the sound of his victim's still-beating heart… A mental institution run by someone other than its staff… A mysterious box aboard a ship with a ghastly secret… And the hypnotist's stare that could, perhaps, paralyze even death… Strap into your straitjacket, fasten it tight, and brace yourself! For within these pages are stories of lost love, lost ways… and lost minds. Gris Grimly's mysterious, morbid, macabre illustrations capture four Poe classics, including perennial favourite, The Tell Tale Heart, with an unmatchable ghoulish charm. Read them if you dare ~ and celebrate, in true Poe style, the two hundredth anniversary of the birth ofthe great Master of the Macabre.