9780141439815

Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings : Poems, Tales, Essays, and Reviews

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    9780141439815

  • ISBN10:

    0141439815

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2003
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates his intense interests 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. David Galloway's introduction re-examines the myths surrounding Poe's life and reputation. This edition includes a new chronology and further reading by Tatiana Rapatzikou.

Table of Contents

Chronology xi
Introduction xvii
Further Reading lvi
A Note on the Text lix
POEMS
Stanzas
3(2)
Sonnet -- To Science
5(1)
Al Aaraaf
6(12)
Romance
18(1)
To Helen
19(1)
Israfel
20(2)
The City in the Sea
22(2)
The Sleeper
24(2)
Lenore
26(2)
The Valley of Unrest
28(1)
The Raven
29(5)
Ulalume
34(3)
For Annie
37(4)
A Valentine
41(1)
Annabel Lee
42(2)
The Bells
44(4)
Eldorado
48(3)
TALES
MS. Found in a Bottle
51(11)
Ligeia
62(17)
The Man that was Used Up
79(11)
The Fall of the House of Usher
90(20)
William Wilson
110(21)
The Man of the Crowd
131(10)
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
141(36)
A Descent into the Maelstrom
177(17)
Eleonora
194(7)
The Oval Portrait
201(4)
The Masque of the Red Death
205(7)
The Pit and the Pendulum
212(16)
The Tell-Tale Heart
228(6)
The Gold-Bug
234(37)
The Black Cat
271(10)
The Purloined Letter
281(20)
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
301(9)
The Cask of Amontillado
310(7)
Hop-Frog
317(12)
ESSAYS AND REVIEWS
Letter to B---
329(7)
Georgia Scenes
336(7)
The Drake--Halleck Review (excerpts)
343(18)
Watkins Tottle
361(3)
The Philosophy of Furniture
364(7)
Wyandotte
371(12)
Music
383(1)
Time and Space
384(3)
Twice-Told Tales
387(11)
The American Drama (excerpts)
398(30)
Hazlitt
428(2)
The Philosophy of Composition
430(13)
Song-Writing
443(4)
On Imagination
447(1)
The Veil of the Soul
448(1)
The Poetic Principle (excerpts)
449(16)
Notes 465

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