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

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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 Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

Poems, Tales, Essays and Reviews

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0141439815

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

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This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates his 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. These works display Poe's startling ability to build suspense with almost nightmarish intensity.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101077993

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Classic tales of mystery, terror, imagination, and suspense from the celebrated master of the macabre. This volume gathers together fourteen of Edgar Allan Poe's richest and most influential tales, including: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” his reimagining of Inquisition tortures; “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an exploration of a murderer’s madness, which Stephen King called “the best tale of inside evil ever written”; “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe’s tour de force about a family doomed by a grim bloodline curse; and his pioneering detective stories, “The Purloined Letter” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” featuring a rational investigator with a poetic soul. Also included is Poe’s only full-length novel, Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. With an Introduction by Stephen Marlowe and an Afterword by Regina Marler

Tales of Mystery and Terror

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141942533

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Thirteen stories of horror, suspense and the supernatural. 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Black Cat' are just three of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous tales in this chilling collection.

The Tell-Tale Heart

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397276

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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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.

The Fall of the House of Usher

And Other Tales

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451530318

Category: Fiction

Page: 395

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A collection of fourteen of the author's best-known tales of mystery and the macabre includes "The Pit and the Pendulum, "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Fall of the House of Usher," in which a visitor to a gloomy mansion finds a childhood friend dying under the spell of a family curse. Reissue.

Grusel- und Schauergeschichten

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104000670

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Dunkel und gespenstisch sind Edgar Allen Poes schaurige Geschichten, die ganz ohne das übliche Repertoire des Schaurigen, ohne Geister und Gespenster, auskommen. Die Menschen selbst sind es, die sich in Angst und Schrecken versetzen: In der königlichen Spaßgesellschaft muss ein verkrüppelter Zwerg, seiner physischen Deformation wegen als ›Hopp-Frosch‹ verlacht, das Entertainment auf Kosten seiner eigenen Würde gewährleisten. Systematisch erniedrigt, wächst in ihm ein unbändiger Rachedurst heran. Er treibt seinen Beruf auf die Spitze und erlaubt sich einen tödlichen Spaß ...

Der Untergang des Hauses Usher

und andere Erzählungen

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843031533

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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Edgar Allan Poe: Der Untergang des Hauses Usher und andere Erzählungen Der Untergang des Hauses Usher: Erstdruck in: Gentleman's Magazine, September 1839. Das Manuskript in der Flasche: Erstdruck in: Saturday Visitor, 19. Oktober 1833. Das Stelldichein: Erstdruck in: Godey's Lady's Book, Januar 1834. König Pest: Zuerst veröffentlicht in: »Southern Literary Messenger«, September 1835. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage sind die Ausgaben: Edgar Allan Poes Werke. Gesamtausgabe der Dichtungen und Erzählungen, Band 2: Geschichten von Schönheit, Liebe und Wiederkunft. Herausgegeben von Theodor Etzel, Berlin: Propyläen-Verlag, [1922]. Edgar Allan Poes Werke. Gesamtausgabe der Dichtungen und Erzählungen, Band 5: Phantastische Fahrten. Herausgegeben von Theodor Etzel, Berlin: Propyläen-Verlag, [1922]. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgaben wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Aubrey Beardsley, Der Untergang des Hauses Usher, 1895. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

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.

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 Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140103848

Category: Fiction

Page: 1026

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Classic stories and poems from the arch-priest of Gothic horror. The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Gold-Bug - some of the most famous tales of terror and the most macabre detective stories ever written. Acknowledged master of suspense, Poe was also a poet and - as his stories of mesmerism and time travel prove - a pioneer of science fiction. In this collection, probing to the depths of the human psyche, Poe's haunted genius will chill and enthral you.

Die Kleider der Bücher

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Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644405271

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

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Auf der Suche nach dem perfekten Umschlag - ein Buch über das Entstehen von Büchern und Gefühlen Jhumpa Lahiris sehr persönlicher Text ist eine Liebeserklärung an das Buch. Er erzählt davon, welche Gefühle das Aussehen von Büchern erzeugen kann - bei Autoren wie bei Lesern. Als Kind beneidete die in Amerika aufgewachsene indische Autorin ihre Cousins, weil sie eine Schuluniform hatten. Sie hingegen wurde von ihrer Mutter in traditionellen indischen Kleidern in die Schule geschickt und dafür gehänselt. Später kam ein weiterer Teil ihres Ichs hinzu, der eingekleidet werden wollte – ihre Bücher. Und die Kleider der Bücher können glücklich oder traurig stimmen - wie die Kleider, die man selbst trägt.

Dirty Words in Deadwood

Literature and the Postwestern

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Author: Melody Graulich,Nicolas S. Witschi

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803264895

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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Dirty Words in “Deadwood” showcases literary analyses of the Deadwood television series by leading western American literary critics. Whereas previous reaction to the series has largely addressed the question of historical accuracy rather than intertextuality or literary complexity, Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi’s edited volume brings a much-needed perspective to Deadwood’s representation of the frontier West. As Graulich observes in her introduction: “With its emotional coherence, compelling characterizations, compressed structural brilliance, moral ambiguity, language experiments, interpretation of the past, relevance to the present, and engagement with its literary forebears, Deadwood is an aesthetic triumph as historical fiction and, like much great literature, makes a case for the humanistic value of storytelling.” From previously unpublished interviews with series creator David Milch to explorations of sexuality, disability, cinematic technique, and western narrative, this collection focuses on Deadwood as a series ultimately about the imagination, as a verbal and visual construct, and as a literary masterpiece that richly rewards close analysis and interpretation.

Edgar Allan Poe - Gesammelte Werke

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3746750121

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Edgar Allan Poe (* 19. Januar 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA; † 7. Oktober 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland) war ein US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller. Er prägte entscheidend die Genres der Kriminalliteratur, der Science-Fiction und der Horrorliteratur. Seine Poesie wurde zum Fundament des Symbolismus und damit der modernen Dichtung. Inhalt der "Gesammelten Werke": - Berenice - Bon-Bon - Das Faß Amontillado - Das Geheimnis der Marie Rogêt - Das Manuskript in der Flasche - Das ovale Porträt - Das schwatzende Herz - Das Stelldichein - Das System des Dr. Teer und Prof. Feder - Das unvergleichliche Abenteuer eines gewissen Hans Pfaall - Der Doppelmord in der Rue Morgue - Der Duc de l'Omelette - Der entwendete Brief - Der Goldkäfer - Der Herrschaftssitz Arnheim - Der Mann der Menge - Der Teufel der Verkehrtheit - Der Teufel im Glockenstuhl - Der Untergang des Hauses Usher - Die denkwürdigen Erlebnisse des Artur Gordon Pym - Die Insel der Fee - Die längliche Kiste - Die Maske des roten Todes - Die schwarze Katze - Die Sphinx - Die Tatsachen im Falle Waldemar - Du bist der Mann - Eine Erzählung aus den Ragged Mountains - Eine Geschichte aus Jerusalem - Eleonora - Gedichte - Hinab in den Maelström - Hopp-Frosch - König Pest - Landors Landhaus - Lebendig begraben - Ligeia - Metzengerstein - Morella - Schatten (Eine Parabel) - Schweigen (Eine Parabel) - Seltsame Geschichten: Der Goldkäfer / Eine Geschichte aus dem Felsengebirge / Der schwarze Kater / Das Faß Amontilladowein / Die Maske des roten Todes / Die Rache des Zwerges / Der alte Mann mit dem Geierauge / Die Mordtat in der Rue Morgue / Der gestohlene Brief / Bericht über den Fall Valdemar / Der Untergang des Hauses Usher / Metzengerstein / In der Tiefe des Maelstroms / William Wilson / Ligeia - Vier Tiere in einem – Der Homo-Kamelopard - Wassergrube und Pendel - William Wilson

The Gothic in Children's Literature

Haunting the Borders

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Author: Anna Jackson,Roderick McGillis,Karen Coats

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113590281X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very different genres, the Gothic and children’s literature. The Gothic, concerned with the perverse and the forbidden, with adult sexuality and religious or metaphysical doubts and heresies, seems to represent everything that children’s literature, as a genre, was designed to keep out. Indeed, this does seem to be very much the way that children’s literature was marketed in the late eighteenth century, at exactly the same time that the Gothic was really taking off, written by the same women novelists who were responsible for the promotion of a safe and segregated children’s literature. This collection examines the early intersection of the Gothic and children’s literature and the contemporary manifestations of the gothic impulse, revealing that Gothic elements can, in fact, be traced in children’s literature for as long as children have been reading.

Billy Budd

die großen Erzählungen

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Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442731060

Category:

Page: 568

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Die Brut - Die Zeit läuft

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Author: Ezekiel Boone

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037248

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 919

Sie sind da. Und sie sind nicht aufzuhalten. +++ Fleischfressende Spinnen haben Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi und Rio de Janeiro befallen. +++ Millionen von Menschen sind weltweit gestorben. +++ Da gibt die Wissenschaftlerin Melanie Guyer Entwarnung. Die Spinnen sterben, die Plage scheint überstanden. +++ In Japan wird ein Kokon gefunden, der Spinneneier gigantischen Ausmaßes enthält. +++ In Los Angeles verlassenen Überlebende die Quarantänezone mit Waffengewalt. Weltweit müssen die Regierungen einsehen: Der Ausnahmezustand kann nicht aufgehoben werden. +++ Jetzt muss die Präsidentin der USA mit einer schrecklichen Nachricht an die Presse: Jeder ist auf sich alleine gestellt. +++ Nervenzerreißende Spannung - Gegen diesen Thriller haben Sie keine Chance!

Penguin Classics: Catalogue

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141398841

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu