The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan PoeLeather / fine binding Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection
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- Publisher: Barnes & Noble Inc
- Format: Leather / fine binding | 1040 pages
- Dimensions: 164mm x 234mm x 56mm | 1,379g
- Publication date: 7 October 2010
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1435106342
- ISBN 13: 9781435106345
- Illustrations note: figures
- Sales rank: 3,221
Edgar Allan Poe was one of the earliest pioneers of the short story and perfected the tale of psychological horror. The entirety of Poe's body of imaginative work encompasses detective tales, satires, fables, fantasies, science fiction, verse dramas and some of the most evocative poetry in the English language. This leatherbound omnibus collects all of Poe's fiction and poetry in a single volume, including "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Raven", "Annabel Lee", and the full-length novel "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket". "The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" is part of "Barnes & Noble"'s series of quality leatherbound volumes. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in genuine bonded leather. These books make elegant additions to any home library.
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Edgar Allan Poe self-published his first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems, in 1827. In 1830, Poe embarked on a career as a writer and began contributing reviews and essays to popular periodicals. He also wrote sketches and short fiction and in 1833 published his only completed novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Over the next five years he established himself as a master of the short story form through the publication of "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-tale Heart" and other well-known works. In 1841, he wrote "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," generally considered the first modern detective story. The publication of The Raven and Other Poems in 1845 brought him additional fame as a poet.