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Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 49), was born in Boston, USA. His parents were actors but both suffered from tuberculosis and died in 1811. The two-year-old Edgar was taken in by John Allan, a wealthy merchant – hence the middle name. He had a very happy childhood as the only child of a rich family. He did well at school, especially in languages and athletics. In 1926 Edgar went to the University of Virginia. In his first term her did no work, spending his time on wine, women and song! He had a huge row with his step-father and ran away to join the army. A few years later Mrs Allan begged her husband to find him and make up the quarrel. This happened but the two men never managed to have a good relationship again. When his wife died, John Allan remarried and his new wife hated Edgar. So, by 1831 he was out in the world, alone and broke.
Edgar was by now writing poetry but with little success. He did find a new family, an aunt and married her fourteen-year-old daughter...
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.
Part of the Timeless Classics series, The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe contains every know tale written by the famous gothic American writer. His often macabre and dark works, which span the years from 1827 to his death in 1849, include The Raven, The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart, and Annabelle Lee. For Poe fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition features a gorgeous deckled edge, ribbon marker, and foil and deboss details on a vibrantly colored case. This elegant collector's edition includes over 70 of Poe's short stories, more than 40 melodious poems, and his only full-length novel, The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. In addition, it also includes a compelling introduction by notable historian and biographer Daniel Stashower. Tales include: The Unparalleled Adventure Of One Hans Pfaall The Balloon-Hoax Mesmeric Revelation Ms. Found In A Bottle A Descent Into The Maelstroem Von Kempelen And His Discovery The Gold-Bug The Facts In The Case Of M. Valdemar The Thousand-And-Second Tale Of Scheherazade The Murders In The Rue Morgue The Mystery Of Marie Roget The Fall Of The House Of Usher The Purloined Letter The Tell-Tale Heart The Black Cat The Imp Of The Perverse The Premature Burial The Island Of The Fay The Cask Of Amontillado The Pit And The Pendulum The Oval Portrait The Masque Of The Red Death The Assignation The System Of Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether Mystification How To Write A Blackwood Article A Predicament The Literary Life Of Thingum Bob, Esq. Diddling X-Ing A Paragrab The Angel Of The Odd Loss Of Breath The Business Man Mellonta Tauta The Man That Was Used Up Maelzel's Chess-Player The Power Of Words The Conversation Of Eiros And Charmion The Colloquy Of Monos And Una Silence-A Fable Shadow-A Parable A Tale Of Jerusalem Philosophy Of Furniture The Sphinx The Man Of The Crowd Thou Art The Man Hop-Frog Never Bet The Devil Your Head Four Beasts In One Poems include: The Raven Lenore A Valentine Hymn The Coliseum Ulalume To Helen An Enigma Annabel Lee To One In Paradise The Bells To My Mother The Haunted Palace The Conqueror Worm To F-S S. O-D The Valley Of Unrest The City In The Sea The Sleeper A Dream Within A Dream Silence Dream-Land Ulalie To Zante Bridal Ballad Eldorado Israfel For Annie Scenes From Politian The Timeless Classics series from Rock Point brings together the works of classic authors from around the world. Complete and unabridged, these elegantly designed gift editions feature luxe, patterned endpapers, ribbon markers, and foil and deboss details on vibrantly colored cases. Celebrate these beloved works of literature as true standouts in your personal library collection.
These stories and poems come from the mind of one of the earliest masters of macabre literature. From the mysterious to the macabre, the works of Edgar Allan Poe have the power to evoke readers' deepest emotions. Poe's stories and poems explore the darker side of life and still offer lessons and insight into human behavior today. This handsome Word Cloud edition presents many of Poe's best-known works, including The Raven, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Fall of the House of Usher, along with dozens of other short stories and poems.
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