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Selected Tales

by Edgar Allan Poe

PUBLISHED: 6th August 2009
ISBN: 9781598530568
ANNOTATION:
His poem " The Raven" caused a sensation, and was nevermore forgotten, but Edgar Allan Poe produced many more powerful and haunting verses. " The Bells" vividly describes the varied meanings and sounds of the chimes, from merry wedding bells to " brazen" alarms to death tolls. Go back to the " kingdom by the sea" where Annabel Lee lived, loved, and died. Forty-eight poems in all will keep readers riveted.
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PUBLISHED: 6th August 2009
ISBN: 9781598530568
ANNOTATION:
His poem " The Raven" caused a sensation, and was nevermore forgotten, but Edgar Allan Poe produced many more powerful and haunting verses. " The Bells" vividly describes the varied meanings and sounds of the chimes, from merry wedding bells to " brazen" alarms to death tolls. Go back to the " kingdom by the sea" where Annabel Lee lived, loved, and died. Forty-eight poems in all will keep readers riveted.

Annotation

His poem " The Raven" caused a sensation, and was nevermore forgotten, but Edgar Allan Poe produced many more powerful and haunting verses. " The Bells" vividly describes the varied meanings and sounds of the chimes, from merry wedding bells to " brazen" alarms to death tolls. Go back to the " kingdom by the sea" where Annabel Lee lived, loved, and died. Forty-eight poems in all will keep readers riveted.

Publisher Description

?In his stories of mystery and imagination Poe created a world-record for the English language: perhaps for all languages.? —George Bernard Shaw Read throughout the world, admired by writers as different as Dostoevsky and H.G. Wells, translated by Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe has become a legendary figure, representing the artist as obsessed outcast and romantic failure. His nightmarish visions, shaped by cool artistic calculation, reveal some of the dark possibilities of human experience. But his enormous popularity and his continuing influence on literature depend less on legend or vision than on his stylistic accomplishments as a writer. All of Poe's best-known and most representative works are gathered here, as well as his masterly ?The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.? Library of America Paperback Classics feature authoritative texts drawn from the acclaimed Library of America series and introduced by today's most distinguished scholars and writers. Each book features a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, and essay on the choice of the text, and notes. The contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from "Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales," volume number 19 in The Library of America series. It is joined in the series by a companion volume, number 20, "Edgar Allan Poe: Essays and Reviews."

Author Biography

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) reigned unrivaled in his mastery of mystery. Born in Boston, he was orphaned at age three, expelled from West Point for gambling and became an alcoholic. In 1836 he secretly wed his thirteen-year-old cousin. "The Raven", published in 1845, made Poe famous. He died in 1849 under what remain suspicious circumstances.

Product Details

Author
Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher
Library of America
Language
English
ISBN-10
1598530569
ISBN-13
9781598530568
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-08-31
Pages
436
Illustrations
Yes
Residence
Boston, US
Short Title
LIAM SEL TALES
Series
Library of America (Hardcover)
Country of Publication
United States
Subtitle
Selected Tales with The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
Audience
General/Trade