The Portable Edgar Allan Poe

The Portable Edgar Allan Poe

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The Portable Poe compiles Poe's greatest writings: tales of fantasy, terror, death, revenge, murder, and mystery, including "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," the world's first detective story. In addition, this volume offers letters, articles, criticism, visionary poetry, and a selection of random "opinions" on fancy and the imagination, music and poetry, intuition and sundry other more

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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 48.26mm | 453.59g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0143039911
  • 9780143039914
  • 59,841

About Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) was born in Boston and orphaned at an early age. Taken in by a couple from Richmond, Virginia, he spent a semester at the University of Virginia but could not afford to stay longer. After joining the Army and matriculating as a cadet, he started his literary career with the anonymous publication of Tamerlane and Other Poems, before working as a literary critic. His life was dotted with scandals, such as purposefully getting himself court-martialled to ensure dismissal from the Army, being discharged from his job at the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond after being found drunk by his boss, and secretly marrying his thirteen-year-old cousin Virginia (listed twenty-one on the marriage certificate). His work took him to both New York City and Baltimore, where he died at the age of forty, two years after more

Table of contents

The Portable Edgar Allan PoeIntroduction by J. Gerald Kennedy Chronology A Note on Texts Tales Predicaments MS. Found in a Bottle (1832) A Descent into the Maelstrom (1841) The Masque of the Red Death (1842) The Pit and the Pendulum (1842) The Premature Burial (1844) The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845) Bereavements The Assignation (1834) Berenice (1835) Morella (1835) Ligeia (1838) The Fall of the House of Usher (1839) Eleonora (1841) The Oval Portrait (1842) Antagonisms Metzengerstein (1832) William Wilson (1839) The Tell-Tale Heart (1843) The Black Cat (1843) The Imp of the Perverse (1845) The Cask of Amontillado (1846) Hop-Frog (1849) Mysteries The Man of the Crowd (1840) The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) The Gold-Bug (1843) The Oblong Box (1844) A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (1844) The Purloined Letter (1844) Grotesqueries The Man That Was Used Up (1839) The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (1845) Some Words with a Mummy (1845) Poems The Lake—To—(1827) Sonnet—To Science (1829) Fairy-Land (1829) Introduction (1831) "Alone" (1875) To Helen (1831) The Sleeper (1831) Israfel (1831) The Valley of Unrest (1831) The City in the Sea (1831) Lenore (1843) Sonnet—Silence (1840) Dream-Land (1844) The Raven (1845) Ulalume—A Ballad (1847) The Bells (1849) A Dream within a Dream (1849) For Annie (1849) Eldorado (1849) To My Mother (1849) Annabel Lee (1849) Letters To John Allan, March 19, 1827 To John Allan, December 22, 1828 To John Allan, January 3, 1831 To John Allan, April 12, 1833 To Thomas W. White, April 30, 1835 To Maria and Virginia Clemm, August 29, 1835 To Philip P. Cooke, September 21, 1839 To William E. Burton, June 1, 1840 To Joseph Evans Snodgrass, April 1, 1841 To Frederick W. Thomas, June 26, 1841 To Frederick W. Thomas, February 3, 1842 To T. H. Chivers, September 27, 1842 To Frederick W. Thomas and Jesse E. Dow, March 16, 1843 To James Russell Lowell, March 30, 1844 To Maria Clemm, April 7, 1844 To James Russell Lowell, July 2, 1844 To Evert A. Duyckinck, November 13, 1845 To Virginia Poe, June 12, 1846 To Philip P. Cooke, August 9, 1846 To N. P. Willis, December 30, 1846 To Marie L. Shew, January 29, 1847 To George W. Eveleth, January 4, 1848 To George W. Eveleth, February 29, 1848 To Sarah Helen Whitman, October 1, 1848 To Annie L. Richmond, November 16, 1848 To Frederick W. Thomas, February 14, 1849 To Maria Clemm, July 7, 1849 To Maria Clemm, September 18, 1849 Critical Principles On Unity of Effect On Plot in Narrative On the Prose Tale On the Design of Fiction The Object of Poetry (from "Letter to B—") "The Philosophy of Composition" The Effect of Rhyme "The Poetic Principle" (excerpts) American Criticism Observations Literary Nationalism "Some Secrets of the Magazine Prison-House" American Literary Independence The Soul and the Self Imagination and Insight Poetical Irritability Genius and Proportionate Intellect Reason and Government Adaptation and the Plots of God Works of Genius National Literature and Imitation Language and Thought Magazine Literature in America The Name of the Nation The Unwritable Book Imagination Art and the Soul Superiority and Suffering Matter, Spirit, and Divine Will Notes Selected Bibliographyshow more

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