9780486791197

Edgar Allan Poe The Dover Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486791197

  • ISBN10:

    048679119X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-12-17
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

The father of the detective novel and an innovator in American Gothic fiction, Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) made his living as America's first great literary critic. Today he is best remembered for his short stories and poems, haunting works of horror and mystery that remain popular around the world.
This anthology presents Poe's finest works in a rich selection of poetry and prose that features his only complete novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. Short stories include "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Purloined Letter," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and more than a dozen others. In addition to a few selections of Poe's nonfiction writing, the compilation offers "The Conqueror Worm," "Annabel Lee," "The Raven," and many other memorable poems.

Author Biography

The father of the detective novel and an innovator in the genre of science fiction, Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49) made his living as America's first great literary critic. Today he is best remembered for his short stories and poems, haunting works of horror and mystery that remain popular around the world.

Table of Contents

Tales
MS Found in a Bottle
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall
King Pest
Ligea
William Wilson
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Mystery of Marie Roget
The Tell-Tale Heart

The Gold-Bug
The Black Cat
The Oblong Box
The Purloined Letter
Some Words With a Mummy
The Imp of the Perverse
The Cask of Amontillado
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
Poetry
To - - ("I saw thee on thy bridal day -")
Dreams
Spirits of the Dead
Evening Star
A Dream within a Dream
Stanzas
A Dream
"The Happiest Day - The Happiest Hour"
The Lake
Sonnet -To Science
Rmance
To ("The Bowers whereat, in dreams, I see")
To the River
To - ("I heed not that my earthly lot")
Fairy-Land
To Helen
ISrafel
The City in the Sea
The Sleeper
Lenore
The Valley of Unrest
The Coliseum
To One in Paradise
To F -
Sonnet - To Zante
Sonnet - Silence
The Conqueror Worm
Dream-Land
The Raven
Eulalie - A Song
To M. L. S.
Ulalume
To - -
Eldorado
For Annie
To My Mother
Annabel Lee
The Bells
Alone

Non-Fiction

A Few Words on Secret Writing

Maelzel's Chess-Player

The Philosophy of Composition

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