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Great Tales and Poems By Edgar Allan Poe,

  • Title: Great Tales and Poems
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 9781416534761
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and developed understanding of the writer and their work.The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism, and torment of Edgar Allen PoeEnriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and developed understanding of the writer and their work.The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism, and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this collection Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, including stories such as The Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Pit and the Pendulum, and his finest lyric and narrative poetry 8212 The Raven and Annabel Lee, to name just a few 8212 that defined American romanticism and secured Poe as one of the most enduring literary voices of the nineteenth century.Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author 8217 s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.Read with confidence.
    Great Tales and Poems Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary Each book includes educational tools alongside the text enabling students and

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    1. I feel like this probably goes without saying as with any collection, I definitely preferred some stories and poems over others And really, I ve come to find out that I prefer Poe s prose over his poetry That s not to say that his poetry is bad Some of my favorite classics were present here I just think poetry is so much personal, so not all of his poems resonated with me Not to mention, Poe is versatile with his different story types, and they are simply just entertaining All in all, this is [...]

    2. All right, I ll obviously need to read these in English, but for now, the Bulgarian translation is quite good as well Something that struck me is that Poe has an unusual way with words He does an incredible job in creating an unique atmosphere, which, coupled with Alan Parsons Tales of Mystery and Imagination really makes for a peculiar and interesting reading.The poems I ve read so far have an unexpected bright side to them I can t say I m thoroughly enjoying them, but this discovery was quite [...]

    3. From the guilt and madness in The Tell Tale Heart , to the grim, macabre claustrophobia of The Cask of Amontillado and The Pit and the Pendulum , to the obsession and deception in The Oblong Box , to the despondent gloom of The Masque of the Red Death and The Fall of the House of Usher , to the Treasure Island like feel of The Gold Bug , to the whodunit in The Murders in the Rue Morgue , and the haunting resonance of poems like The Raven , The Bells , and Annabel Lee , the quirky genius of Edgar [...]

    4. 1 Short Stories They were ok, I just don t think they were for me, the first few I found interesting, but after that I got bored I think this might be because these are not supposed to be read back to back, and I think if I hadn t read them back to back I would ve enjoyed them 2 Poems They were interesting, a quick read, I am happy I didn t need to read and over analyse them I enjoyed most of them, they were well written, again I think maybe they were not supposed to be read as quickly as I rea [...]

    5. Reading this book was harder than I thought it was going to be It took me six months And it is NOT a big book at all The thing is that I had long periods of time where I could not pick it up was just frustrating Poe, you are frustrating And good But frustrating nonetheless I don t know if it is because I am a modern reader and I am already used to mystery stories and stories where the bad guy is the main guy as well that I had so much trouble with Poe I finally realized that for ME the best way [...]

    6. Edgar Allen Poe is not an easy read Matter of fact it took me almost three weeks to read it, all due to the fact there were times my eyes glazed over But Poe is an awesome writer, very intelligent and descriptive He is of an interesting character to come up with these horror stories Now I know where people have gotten their ideas for movies and other books My favorite story was THE GOLD BUG, but there are many stories which are very good Some not so good and those were the ones I had a hard time [...]

    7. The Pit and the Pendulum is one of my absolute favourite stories ever Thats why I bought this book I wanted of Poe s words I love the words he chooses to say something I first read The Pit and the Pendulum when I was in eighth grade and I remember hating Poe because he used so many words to say something simple and it really frustrated me, but now I think its beautiful He can turn something mundane into something poetic.I also especially enjoyed Hop Frog and The Murders in Rue Morgue.

    8. I have a love hate relationship with Poe I love his finely crafted prose, his spine tinglingly poetry and his scintillating wit I hate his overly verbose and bloated paragraphs and slow buildups that take dozens of pages before getting to the meat of the story Poe, though I adore you, it will likely be a while before our paths once again cross.

    9. Edgar Allen Poe, although long deceased, has proven to be among the greatest American writers in history His eloquent prose and Gothic style of writing serve to mesmerize his readers this aspect of his writing technique is present in his short stories as well as his poems.Although Poe s poems have received notable acclaim, I found them complex and difficult to decipher the meanings of His short stories, however, demonstrated successful skills of rising action and suspense, an ability that allowe [...]

    10. A nice compilation of Poe s short stories and poems I m admittedly unsure how complete this is I suspect it s his most popular well known There are quite a few notes for each story and poem This is helpful due to many unusual references and outdated terms.

    11. Sadly missing from this collection is Valdemar, but it does include the wonderful comedy of Hop Frog and also Dr Tarr and Prof Fether A very nice portable Poe.

    12. Short stories written by Edgar Allen Poe, serve a purpose of entertainment Poe uses an abstract way of writing that also allows the reader to see the story from the point of view of the criminal This works to help readers better understand why and how criminals commit crimes, and how the stress of a guilty conscience can way on someone enough to make them turn themselves in Some major themes of Poe s short stories include crime and guilt Poe uses these themes to get across the point that crime d [...]

    13. This book has been one of my favorites to read If you re already a fan of Poe s work, then there s no reason why you shouldn t have this book Two of my favorite stories are The Tell Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado The beginning is short and helpful it leads directly into Poe s poems If you have ever read any of Poe s work and have enjoyed it and think you d like to see of that type of work, you won t be dissatisfied with this book There are other collections of Poe s work, this book cont [...]

    14. At long last, I have finished this book Safe to say, it took me quite a while but I m really happy I finally got through some Poe Updated Review On Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe This is probably the oldest book I own It s this miniature thing that when I open starts crumbling its pages The first thirty pages were a struggle to get through due to this issue but that didn t stop me from getting engulfed in Poe s weird stories.The only story of Poe s I had ever read was The Tell Tale Hea [...]

    15. I feel that a review of this type ought to include two different ratings one for the quality of the collection, and one for the actual content.On that first note, I do feel this is an excellent collection of Poe s works I do not pretend to know his bibliography extensively, but this volume includes every work that I would have sought Beyond the obvious inclusions such as The Raven and The Tell Tale Heart, many lesser known gems can be found here, much to the delight of a casual fan such as myse [...]

    16. Being an only child until age eight and my little brother being rather uninteresting until he began speaking, I found most of the time spent with family rather boring And we spent a lot of time with family, our parents visiting father s mother and her friends at their home in Park Ridge almost every weekend.Grandmother Lajla, Dad s mom, was fine when one was alone with her, but during those weekend evenings she and her husband Dad s dad having died when I was five were entertaining , so there we [...]

    17. Edgar Allen Poe was an incredible writer He has a subtlety to his writing that is impressive, in that he can get the reader to picture the most terrifying and horrible scenes in his or her mind despite the fact that Poe rarely uses actual vivid descriptions a point my students argue about every year, and then are amazed when I point out that it is, in fact, true Poe was also a master of the ambiguous many of his works leave readers to draw their own conclusions about what, precisely, happens aft [...]

    18. As with almost any collection, I enjoyed some of these stories and poems than others I love most of the well known ones, including The Tell Tale Heart, The Black Cat, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, and Annabel Lee I discovered a few new favorites, too, such as Gold Bug and Dream within a Dream On the other hand, some of the stories didn t hold my attention Ligeia and Descent into the Maelstrom, I m looking at you Nevertheless, this is a fantastic collection I m amazed by how much variety [...]

    19. I am a big fan of Poe He is the best author of horror genre alongside with Stephen King of course Poe s stories are terrifying, horrifying, and bewildering They are so scary and dark that I just shiver sometimes while reading them On the opposite side, he has very nice, affectionate, full of love, and full grief poems.There are 13 short stories in here I read only the best 6 stories I will write them down in order of they greatness 1 the tell tale heart 2 The black cat 3 The masque of the red de [...]

    20. Review by Dr Photo This book offers a thorough taste of a successful poet s lifework Perhaps one of America s most renowned poets and short story writer, Edgar Allen Poe has entertained both young and old for generations His reputation as a masterful storyteller is wonderfully represented by this book.This book contains 34 of Edgar Allen Poe s most popular poems In this collection are The Raven, Lenore, Annabel Lee, Eldorado, and Sonnet To Science One of my favorite poems is A Dream Within a Dre [...]

    21. Anabell Lee The Raven, The Black Cat madness all over, and unexplained situations are the most important part of these stories It is a must read, and it somehow reminded me of Mary Shelley.

    22. Much of Poe rates a 5 star I read the complete works which included many early poems, a genre that Poe professed to love, and some secondary early works that lack the polish and sophistication of his masterpieces, hence the overall 4 star rating I find Poe somewhat of a humorist with his occasional use of absurd character names and his tongue in cheek sophisticated language in many of his tales, including those usually associated with horror.I don t know if I would expect readers to plow through [...]

    23. I didn t read the whole book, we were only required to read some of the short stories Poe must have fallen off the tallest branch, if you know what I mean Some of these shorts are just down right weird.Shorts I did read The Tell Tale Heart The Cask of Amontillado Hop Frog The Black Cat The Masque of the Red Death The Purloined Letter The Pit and the Pendulum and The Sphinx.Like I said some were downright weird Hop Frog was my favorite character Though each of the main characters were deranged in [...]

    24. I ve decided I don t care much for Poe I found his suspense to be predictable, his morbid tales despicable and his mystery stories a bunch of rambling nonsense However, his creation of a narrative lunatic is fascinating In the midst of this collection, I did find favor with the Pit and the Pendulum I guess I found it the only minutely suspenseful piece I also appreciated the rare redemption of the narrator Of his poems, which I must admit are better than his prose, I enjoyed The Bells the most.

    25. I loved Poe in high school and enjoyed getting reacquainted during my library s Big Read 2011 I was on the speech team in high school and read The Tell Tale Heart and The Bells as part of my repertoire His stories and poems are downright disturbing and the best of them stick with you a long time True nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am but why WILL you say that I am mad I gave this book Four Stars only because it contains some of his less compelling works as well as his grea [...]

    26. A strange and amusing combination of things in my life has resulted in an unfair prejudice against Edgar Allen Poe, and I felt bad for disliking him considering I ve barely read anything by the poor guy I think my opinion of him sort of maybe improved a little bit Reading all of these in one shot probably wasn t the best course of action, because it didn t take me very long to start getting bored But, some of them managed to freak me out a little bit and I appreciated the weird vibes, which is g [...]

    27. Started this book 2 years ago and it was so tedious that I abandoned it Started it over 7 months ago and put it down in June again, because Poe s stories are buried in so many details that it is hard to keep focus on the point story he is trying to make or tale I finally picked it up again this weekend and finished the stories The poems section was much better than the tales section and went quickly Like Melville with Moby Dick I feel poets should not be novelists nor tale stories Even though th [...]

    28. I read this for The Big Read book discussion I loved Poe when I was a teen and enjoyed our study of his work in school, so I was surprised to find his stories and poems did not have the same effect on me as an adult The horror stories seem mild compared to current writing Poe expressed depression and madness, his dark side, in his writing, and this book is valuable as a study of the author, but from a leisure reader s perspective his work seems dated and not all that interesting.

    29. In an age of vampires and zombies, I found this precursor to today s fads entertaining The content in itself is a bit too morbid for my taste But I found Poe to be a descriptive provocative writer Undoubtedly a large body of his work was written in either a drug fueled or possibly manic state But I was able to keep up with it I am a fan of both short stories and poetry This book is perfect for summer vacation reading.

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