Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-10-04
  • Publisher: Collectors Library
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This companion volume to the Tales of Mystery and Imagination contains Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known poetry, and a selection of his very best stories (many of which originate in his 1840s Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque), along with his finest tales from the last decade of his tragically short life.

Many of these stories and poems tell of the familiar Poe themes of murder, obsession and love, but this volume also contains many overlooked tales of the fantastic, black comedies, parodies and hoaxes, such as ‘The Unparalleled Adventure of Hans Pfall’, ‘Mesmeric Revolution’, ‘Hop-Frog’, and ‘The Imp of the Perverse’.

With an afterword by David Pinching.

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Author Biography

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. His parents, both touring actors, died before he was three. He was raised by John Allan, a prosperous Virginian merchant. Poe published his first volume of poetry while still a teenager. He worked as an editor for magazines in Philadelphia, Richmond and New York, and achieved respect as a literary critic. In 1836, he married his thirteen year-old cousin. It was only with the publication of The Raven and other Poems in 1845 that he achieved national fame as a writer. Poe died in mysterious circumstances in 1849.

Table of Contents

The Tales
The Visionary or the Assignation
King Pest
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall
How to Write a Blackwood Article
A Predicament
The Man that was Used Up
William Wilson
The Island of the Fay
The Balloon Hoax
The System of Dr Tarr and Professor Fether
Mesmeric Revelation
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains
The Spectacles
The Imp of the Perverse
The Sphinx
The Domain of Arnheim or The Landscape Garden
Von Kempelen and His Discovery
X-ing a Paragrab

The Poems
The Raven
A Valentine
The Coliseum
To Helen
To —
The Bells
An Enigma
Annabel Lee
To My Mother
The Haunted Palace
The Conqueror Worm
To Frances S. Osgood
To One in Paradise
The Valley of Unrest
The City in the Sea
The Sleeper
A Dream within a Dream
To Zante
For Annie
To —
Bridal Ballad
To F—

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