About the Author
Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.
Table of Contents
|The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall||1|
|Ms. Found in a Bottle||49|
|A Descent into the Maelstrom||57|
|Von Kempelen and his Discovery||69|
|The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar||99|
|The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade||107|
|The Murders in the Rue Morgue||117|
|The Mystery of Marie Roget||141|
|The Fall of the House of Usher||171|
|The Purloined Letter||185|
|The Tell-tale Heart||199|
|The Black Cat||203|
|The Imp of the Perverse||211|
|The Premature Burial||217|
|The Island of the Fay||227|
|The Cask of Amontillado||231|
|The Pit and the Pendulum||237|
|The Oval Portrait||247|
|The Masque of the Red Death||251|
|The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether||267|
|How to Write a Blackwood Article||285|
|The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.||301|
|X-ing a Paragrab||323|
|The Angel of the Odd||329|
|Loss of Breath||337|
|The Business Man||347|
|The Man that was Used Up||365|
|The Power of Words||389|
|The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion||393|
|The Colloquy of Monos and Una||399|
|A Tale of Jerusalem||411|
|Philosophy of Furniture||415|
|The Man of the Crowd||425|
|"Thou Art the Man"||431|
|Never Bet the Devil Your Head||449|
|Four Beasts in One||457|
|Why the Little Frenchman Wears his Hand in a Sling||463|
|Some Words with a Mummy||467|
|Review of Stephens' "Arabia Petraee"||499|
|The Quacks of Helicon--A Satire||511|
|The Domain of Arnheim||537|
|A Tale of the Ragged Mountains||601|
|The Oblong Box||609|
|The Duc de L'Omelette||617|
|Three Sundays in a Week||645|
|The Devil in the Belfry||651|
|Narrative of a Gordon Pym||661|
|Preface to the Poems||771|
|To One in Paradise|
|To My Mother|
|The Haunted Palace|
|The Conqueror Worm|
|To F--SS. O--D|
|The Valley of Unrest|
|The City in the Sea|
|A Dream Within a Dream|
|Scenes from "Politian"|
|Poems Written in Youth||817|
|To The River--|
|The Lake To--|
|Spirits of the Dead|
|"In Youth I Have Known One"|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Poe has a beautiful way with words, even if they are grim or morbid. Of all the stories and authors i was forced to read in english poe was by far my favorite, his words and stories flowed like a stream of blood from the heart to the brain. Most people are familiar with The Raven, but it was his story of The Black Cat that peeked my interest. This is a fine collection that i encourage everyone to read.
This is an awesome collection to have in one's own library. Everyone should own Poe works, along with Ohio Blue Tips by Jeanne E. Clark, The Photos In The Closet by Daniel E. Lopez, and works by Alison Townsend.
His writing is classic and so pure that it is difficult for many to truly grasp and comprehend. It is deep and very emotional. Amazing. I gave one as a gift to a Junior High girl and she screamed with joy when she saw it. The significance of his writing cannot be overstated.
Poe is one of the all time best. Extremely cynical and dark stuff. Sometimes hard to read, but worth the effort.
I love the Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe. It is a beautifully bound book and very affordable. It is a treat!!
For anyone who even marginally likes Poe's work, this is a great book. You can nibble away at it when time allows, and get a storehouse of great emotions.
I found egdar allen poe i started reading his poems in class and ever since(one month ago) i coulden stop + i am only in 5 grade
The complete tales and poems are wonderful...Edgers' beautiful words flowing through the poems and mysterious short stories.
I know it's none of my business but im so confused about whats going on... And when it comes to this book, its awesome!
It auctualy is over 100 poems and short stories. These are really great poems and stories i think everyone should read them.
Unorginizide you must skip like lOO pages to get to the poems and when you do get to the poems like it said raven was on one page but it was mixed up
#1 Skeleton girl <br> <br> #2 Coldest summer <br> <br> #3 Dreamer <br> <br> #4 The sadness within <br> <br> No fifth vote <br> <br> ~Nyx
Poe is intruiging. He reminds me of Hitchcock in many ways (it should be the other way around right?). Mostly the resemblence has to do with thier M. Night Shamalongadingdong style twists and suspence. I find that we are so acustomed to that type of reading these days that Poe comes across pretty routine. Too bad.
Poe's overrated. But still good. I read this a while ago, I remember liking a story about a maelstrom, mainly because I just like that word.
I love Poe. He's brilliant.So you may wonder why I gave this 4 stars, instead of 5?It's the book's fault, really. There is an enormous number of stories, articles and poems in this volume, and yet there is no header to the pages, telling you which story you are passing, which is frustrating when you are trying to find something. The print is absolutely tiny, which is difficult. Granted, it is a very large book, so the print issue may have been unavoidable, but the heading thing is a far bigger issue than I would have anticipated.This review assumes that you are familiar with the chilling, marvelous beauty of Poe's writing, because you will note I am not critiquing the content. Poe is well-ensconced in the pantheon of writers. Hands-down.
Classics from Poe, all worth reading.
Great book, but 2900 pages long. But only buy if you have the time
I'm a Poe lover so don't take my advice, also if you don't like Poe get out of looking into this book. For the Poe lovers, I'm sure this book has all his tales, and poems like The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Oval Portrait, etc. Also, this book holds essays a narritve of a guy named Gordon A. Pym. PLUS MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!
This book was 99 cemts amd come with alot of stortys i love(:
Everyone shoupd read Poe's work! I started reading Poe about two months ago and now i can't stop!