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"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". The poem makes use of a number of folk and classical references. Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is generally considered the inventor of the American detective fiction genre. He was the first . . .

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Compiled here are over 50 of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories and tales in one giant book. This includes an active table of contents to make finding stories easy.
This edition includes the following stories:
The Angel of the Odd
The Assignation
The Balloon Hoax
Berenice
Bon-­Bon
The Black Cat
The Business Man
The Cask of Amontillado
Colloquy of Monos and Una
Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
A Descent Into the Maelström
The Devil in the Belfry
Diddling
The Domain of Arnheim
Duc De L'Omelette
Eleonora
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
The Fall of the House of the Usher
Four Beasts in One
The Gold-­Bug
Hop Frog
How to Write a Blackwood Article
The Imp of the Perverse
The Island of the Fay
King Pest
Landor's Cottage
Landscape Garden
Ligeia
Lionizing
Loss of Breath
Maelzel's Chess-­Player
Man of the Crowd
Man that was Used Up
The Masque of the Red Death
Mellonta Tauta
Mesmeric Revelation
Metzengerstein
Morella
Ms. Found in a Bottle
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie . . .

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This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary history.

From the Hardcover edition.

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary history.

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MATTHEW PEARL Edgar Allan Poe invented detective fiction with these three mesmerising stories of a young eccentric named C. Auguste Dupin: 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Mystery of Marie Rogêt' and 'The Purloined Letter'. Dorothy L. Sayers would later describe these tales as 'almost a complete manual of detective theory and practice'. Indeed, Poe's short mysteries inspired the creation of countless literary sleuths, among them Sherlock Holmes. Today the unique Dupin stories still stand out as utterly engrossing page-­turners. This edition includes the definitive text of these stories and an introduction and appendix on 'The Earliest Detectives' by Matthew Pearl.

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Roderick Usher is ill, but not due to any normal causes. When the narrator of the story arrives at the House of Usher, he finds that all is not well in the old ancestral home. The house itself appears to be almost alive, and the illness of Madeline, Roderick's sister, is not all it seems. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic short story first in 1839, and was memorably adapted for film by Roger Corman in 1960. This unique edition includes an original essay on the ?­Curious Quirks in the Early Life of Edgar Allan Poe? by J. S. Williams. The Fall of the House of Usher is in the opinion of many scholars Poe's most famous work of prose.­This unsettling macabre work is viewed as a masterpiece of American Gothic literature. G. R. Thomson writes in his Introduction to Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe: "the tale has long been hailed as a masterpiece of Gothic horror; it is also a masterpiece of dramatic irony and structural symbolism.­"

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"The Black Cat" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe's "The Tell-­Tale Heart". In both, a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable, but eventually breaks down and reveals himself, impelled by a nagging reminder of his guilt.

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Within their refuge from a terrible plague called the Red Death, Prince Prospero and his court hold an opulent masquerade ball. But one uninvited guest means death for everyone. A pioneer of the short story genre, Poe’s stories typically captured themes of the macabre and included elements of the mysterious. His better-­known stories include “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “The Masque of the Red Death” and “The Tell-­Tale Heart”. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-­stories collection to build your digital library.

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