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Title:
The complete tales and poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Author(s):
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
ISBN/ISSN:
0394716787
Physical Description:
1026 pages ; 21 cm
Contents:
Contents : TALES - The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall -- The Gold-Bug --The Balloon-Hoax --Von Kempelen and His Discovery --Mesmeric Revelation -- The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar -- The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade -- MS. Found in a Bottle -- A Descent into the Maelström -- The Murders in the Rue Morgue -- The Mystery of Marie Roget -- The Purloined Letter -- The Black Cat -- The Fall of the House of Usher -- The Pit and the Pendulum -- The Premature Burial --The Masque of the Red Death -- The Cask of Amontillado -- The Imp of the Perverse -- The Island of the Fay -- The Oval Portrait -- The Assignation -- The Tell-Tale Heart -- The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether -- The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. -- How to Write a Blackwood Article -- A Predicament -- Mystification -- X-ing a Paragrab -- Diddling -- The Angel of the Odd -- Mellonta Tauta -- Loss of Breath -- The Man that Was Used Up -- The Business Man -- Maelzel's Chess-Player -- The Power of Words -- The Colloquy of Monos and Una -- The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion -- Shadow-A Parable -- Silence-A Fable -- Philosophy of Furniture -- A Tale of Jerusalem -- The Sphinx -- The Man of the Crowd -- Never Bet the Devil Your Head -- "Thou Art the Man" -- Hop-Frog -- Four Beasts in One; The Homo-Camelopard -- Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling -- Bon-Bon -- Some Words with a Mummy -- Review of Stephens' "Arabia Petraea" -- Magazine-Writing-Peter Snook -- The Quacks of Helicon-A Satire -- Astoria -- The Domain of Arnheim, or The Landscape Garden -- Landor's Cottage -- William Wilson -- Berenice -- Eleonora -- Ligeia -- Morella -- Metzengerstein -- A Tale of the Ragged Mountains -- The Spectacles -- The Duc De LOmelette -- The Oblong Box -- King Pest -- Three Sundays in a Week -- The Devil in the Belfry -- Lionizing -- Narrativeof A. Gordon Pym - Preface to the Poems -- The poetic Principle -- The Rationale of Verse - POEMS -- The Raven -- Lenore -- Hymn -- A Valentine -- The Coliseum -- To Helen -- To-- -- Ulalume -- The Bells -- An Enigma -- Annabel Lee -- To My Mother -- The Haunted Palace -- The Conqueror Worm -- To F-S S, O-D -- To One in Paradise -- The Valley of Unrest -- The City in the Sea -- The Sleeper -- Silence -- A Dream Within a Dream -- Dream-Land -- To Zante -- Eulalie -- Eldorado -- Israfel -- For Annie -- To-- -- Bridal Ballad -- To F-- -- Scenes from "Politian" - POEMS WRITTEN IN YOUTH -- Sonnet-To Science -- Al Aaraaf -- To the River-- -- Tamerlane -- To-- -- A Dream -- Romance -- Fairy-Land -- The Lake-- to-- --Song -- To M.L.S.-- -- Spirits of the Dead -- To Helen -- Evening Star -- "The Happiest Day" -- Imitation -- Hymn to Aristogeiton and Harmodius, Translation from the Greek -- Dreams -- "In Youth I Have Known One" -- A Paean -- To Isadore -- Alone
Abstract:
Spine title: Complete tales and poems. Contains seventy-three tales, fifty-three poems and a sampling of Poe's essays, criticism and journalistic writings.
Reading Level:
7.0 Dale-Chall Formula

Young Adult Follett Library Resources
Pub Date:
Vintage Books, [1975]

©1975
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Summary

Summary

One of the most original American writers, Edgar Allan Poe shaped the development of both the detectvie story and the science-fiction story. Some of his poems--"The Raven," "The Bells," "Annabel Lee"--remain among the most popular in American literature. Poe's tales of the macabre still thrill readers of all ages. Here are familiar favorites like "The Purloined Letter," "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," together with less-known masterpieces like "The Imp of the Perverse," "The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym," and "Ligeia," which is now recognized as one of the first science-fiction stories, a total of seventy-three tales in all, plus fifty-three poems and a generous sampling of Poe's essays, criticism and journalistic writings.


Author Notes

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. In 1827, he enlisted in the United States Army and his first collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems, was published. In 1835, he became the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger. Over the next ten years, Poe would edit a number of literary journals including the Burton's Gentleman's Magazine and Graham's Magazine in Philadelphia and the Broadway Journal in New York City. It was during these years that he established himself as a poet, a short story writer, and an editor. His works include The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Raven. He struggle with depression and alcoholism his entire life and died on October 7, 1849 at the age of 40.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

1. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaallp. 3
2. The Gold-Bugp. 42
3. The Balloon-Hoaxp. 71
4. Von Kempelen and His Discoveryp. 82
5. Mesmeric Revelationp. 88
6. The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemarp. 96
7. The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazadep. 104
8. MS. Found in a Bottlep. 118
9. A Descent into the Maelstromp. 127
10. The Murders in the Rue Morguep. 141
11. The Mystery of Marie Rogetp. 169
12. The Purloined Letterp. 208
13. The Black Catp. 223
14. The Fall of the House of Usherp. 231
15. The Pit and the Pendulump. 246
16. The Premature Burialp. 258
17. The Masque of the Red Deathp. 269
18. The Cask of Amontilladop. 274
19. The Imp of the Perversep. 280
20. The Island of the Fayp. 285
21. The Oval Portraitp. 290
22. The Assignationp. 293
23. The Tell-Tale Heartp. 303
24. The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fetherp. 307
25. The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esqp. 322
26. How to Write a Blackwood Articlep. 338
27. A Predicamentp. 346
28. Mystificationp. 354
29. X-ing a Paragrabp. 361
30. Diddlingp. 367
31. The Angel of the Oddp. 376
32. Mellonta Tautap. 384
33. Loss of Breathp. 395
34. The Man that Was Used Upp. 405
35. The Business Manp. 413
36. Maelzel's Chess-Playerp. 421
37. The Power of Wordsp. 440
38. The Colloquy of Monos and Unap. 444
39. The Conversation of Eiros and Charmionp. 452
40. Shadow--A Parablep. 457
41. Silence--A Fablep. 459
42. Philosophy of Furniturep. 462
43. A Tale of Jerusalemp. 467
44. The Sphinxp. 471
45. The Man of the Crowdp. 475
46. Never Bet the Devil Your Headp. 482
47. "Thou Art the Man"p. 490
48. Hop-Frogp. 502
49. Four Beasts in One; The Homo-Camelopardp. 510
50. Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Slingp. 517
51. Bon-Bonp. 522
52. Some Words with a Mummyp. 535
53. Review of Stephens' "Arabia Petraea"p. 549
54. Magazine-Writing--Peter Snookp. 564
55. The Quacks of Helicon--A Satirep. 574
56. Astoriap. 582
57. The Domain of Arnheim, or The Landscape Gardenp. 604
58. Landor's Cottagep. 616
59. William Wilsonp. 626
60. Berenicep. 642
61. Eleonorap. 649
62. Ligeiap. 654
63. Morellap. 667
64. Metzengersteinp. 672
65. A Tale of the Ragged Mountainsp. 679
66. The Spectaclesp. 688
67. The Duc De L Omelettep. 708
68. The Oblong Boxp. 711
69. King Pestp. 720
70. Three Sundays in a Weekp. 730
71. The Devil in the Belfryp. 736
72. Lionizingp. 743
73. Narrative of A. Gordon Pymp. 748
Preface to the Poemsp. 887
The Poetic Principlep. 889
The Rationale of Versep. 908
Poems
The Ravenp. 943
Lenorep. 946
Hymnp. 947
A Valentinep. 947
The Coliseump. 948
To Helenp. 949
To -- --p. 951
Ulalumep. 951
The Bellsp. 954
An Enigmap. 957
Annabel Leep. 957
To My Motherp. 959
The Haunted Palacep. 959
The Conqueror Wormp. 960
To F--S S. O--Dp. 962
To One in Paradisep. 962
The Valley of Unrestp. 963
The City in the Seap. 963
The Sleeperp. 965
Silencep. 966
A Dream Within a Dreamp. 967
Dream-Landp. 967
To Zantep. 969
Eulaiep. 969
Eldoradop. 970
Israfelp. 971
For Anniep. 972
To --p. 975
Bridal Balladp. 975
To F--p. 976
Scenes from "Politian"p. 977
Poems Written in youth
Sonnet--To Sciencep. 992
Al Aaraafp. 992
To the River --p. 1005
Tamerlanep. 1005
To --p. 1012
A Dreamp. 1012
Romancep. 1013
Fairy-Landp. 1013
The Lake--To --p. 1014
Songp. 1015
To M. L. S--p. 1016
Spirits of the Deadp. 1016
To Helenp. 1017
Evening Starp. 1018
"The Happiest Day"p. 1018
Imitationp. 1019
Hymn to Aristogeiton and Harmodius. Translation from the Greekp. 1020
Dreamsp. 1020
"In Youth I Have Known One"p. 1021
A Paeanp. 1023
To Isadorep. 1024
Alonep. 1026

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