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by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 0861366522
  • ISBN13: 978-0861366521
  • ePub: 1617 kb | FB2: 1614 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literary
  • Publisher: Galley Press (1987)
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Tales of Mystery and Imagination ePub download

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These famous short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, that master of horror, explore the dark world of the imagination, where the dead live and .

These famous short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, that master of horror, explore the dark world of the imagination, where the dead live and speak, where fear lies in every shadow of the mind.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination. The short stories of Edgar Allan Poe are often strange, wild and highly imaginative. The first books of Poe's to appear, in 1827 and 1829, were two collections of poetry. Pearson Education Limited Edinburgh Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 2JE, England. and Associated Companies throughout the world. Many of them examine in an extremely detailed way the dark side of human existence. In his time, Poe was a very original writer. These were not very successful, and he began to write short stories for magazines.

I remember visiting the Edgar Allan Poe museum the last time I was in Richmond, Virginia. At the time I don't think I had read any of his work, except perhaps The Raven. The museum was a creepy place, as you might imagine, with a lot of dark wood and eerie pictures and a strange garden that seemed to be in permanent shadow. 1) The Gold Bug A treasure hunt story involving cryptography, directions, clues, skulls, and a lot of digging.

Tales of Mystery & Imagination (often rendered as Tales of Mystery and Imagination) is a popular title for posthumous compilations of writings by American author, essayist and poet Edgar Allan Poe and was the first complete collection of his work.

Tales of Mystery & Imagination (often rendered as Tales of Mystery and Imagination) is a popular title for posthumous compilations of writings by American author, essayist and poet Edgar Allan Poe and was the first complete collection of his works specifically restricting itself to his suspenseful and related tales

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From the Publisher (Quote) The works of Edgar Allan Poe, in the rarefied company of Thoreau, Hawthorne, Twain, and Melville, represent the full flowering of American literature in the nineteenth century.

Edgar Allan Poe. Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Edgar Allan Poe. This book features an Introduction by John S. Whitley, University of Sussex. HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. This collection of Poe's best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterize his work.

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Doomredeemer
I already have a book of the complete works of Edgar Allan Poe, but I bought this book solely for the illustrations. Edgar Allan Poe is one of my very favorite authors and his work will always haunt and frighten me. True horror comes from allowing yourself to be fully immersed in the story and understand the true nature of what the author is trying to convey. These illustrations by Harry Clarke are quite probably the best depictions of the terrors as Poe put them on the page. While we can all make our own images in our minds, Clarke's interpretations give us more to explore and consider concerning Poe's psyche. Poe will always be a master of horror and suspense that will keep us frightened for centuries to come.

Please note, I only state there is some sexual content in that there is some implied sexuality in some of the stories, but nothing explicit.
Rare
I bought this specifically for the illustrations by Harry Clarke. The pictures are flat out amazing,
the detail is equally astonishing. This is a big hardback book, and the paper is very high quality,
but I am concerned that the binding is glued instead of sewn. I don't know enough about publishing/binding
to know if there are any book bindings that are sewn anymore even, but I anticipate having to get this
book reglued at some point because it's so big (this is based on experiences with other big books with glue
based binding). This is only a minor concern though; overall, this is a great price for such a gorgeous book.
The illustrations enhance and amplify Poe's stories in a perfect marriage of text and picture. I usually
don't want illustrations with my books (I want the image left up to me) but this is a lovely, lovely exception.
One last note: this was a present that I ordered eight days early and it took two weeks to arrive. I don't
know if the blame lies with the seller or the delivery system, but it obviously didn't arrive in time for the birthday.
It seems to me that Amazon isn't nearly as fast as they used to be, shipping wise. One of the main reasons I love Amazon
is for the free super saver shipping, but I'm going to check other sources first if I continue to receive items past reasonable
delivery dates.
Fenritaur
I collect Heritage Press editions, mainly classical works of literature that I have read in my youth and remember with great fondness. One particular favorite is "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" by Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's macabre tales are effectively chilling and even all these years later have the ability to shock. I own several editions of Poe's works and am especially interested in the illustrated editions as each artist has a singular style that enriches my appreciation of Poe's tales.

This 1941 Heritage Press edition has beautiful marbled board covers and cloth-bound spine. The book comes in a slipcover but my purchase did not unfortunately come with a Sandglass pamphlet. The book itself contains an introduction by Vincent Starrett and photogravures of the original aquatints by William Sharp.

The tales contained in this edition are:
• A Descent into the Maelstrom
• The Assignation
• The Cask of Amontillado
• The Fall of the House of Usher
• The Gold-Bug
• The Oval Portrait
• The Black Cat
• MS. Found in a Bottle
• Hop-Frog
• Eleonora
• William Wilson
• Berenice
• The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
• Metzengerstein
• Ligeia
• Shadow- A Parable
• Silence - A Fable
• The Oblong Box
• The Mystery of Marie Roget
• The Premature Burial
• The Tell-Tale Heart
• The Pit and the Pendulum
• The Purloined Letter
• The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade
• A Predicament
• The Masque of the Red Death
• Morella
• The Devil in the Belfry
• The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Natety
I have been keeping an eye out for this book since I first saw it in my High School Library in the early '60s. What was memorable were the surreal illustrations, and were the best effort I had ever seen in capturing the mood of Poe's stories. This book is a very fine production. It is a black cloth hardback, and the pages are oversized and heavy bond paper slightly yellow off-white color. Most of the illustrations are black and white pen & ink, with a few in color. All of the illustrations are single page, that is the other side of the page is blank; a mark of high quality. This is the definate 'Must Have' edition for anyone interested in Poe's works. I would also rate this book as a 'Best Buy', given the price to quality ratio.

Bibliographical Note (Quote)
'Tales of Mystery and Imagination', first published by Calla Editions in 2008, is an unabridged republication of the edition originally published by Tudor Publishing Co., New York, in 1933.

From the Publisher (Quote)
The works of Edgar Allan Poe, in the rarefied company of Thoreau, Hawthorne, Twain, and Melville, represent the full flowering of American literature in the nineteenth century. By itself, this edition would be an outstanding collection of 29 tales of mystery, suspense, and the macabre; but what sets this volume apart are the magnificent illustrations of Harry Clarke. Many artists have attempted to illustrate Poe, though it is no easy feat to match graphically the powerful effect of Poe's words on the reader. Harry Clarke's ambitious attempt is widely regarded as a resounding triumph. While his color-plate work here is excellent, it is Clarke's fine-line full-page Pen & ink drawings that superbly bring to life the intense phychological dramas so central to Poe's storytelling. These richly atmospheric and densely textured creations make this the definitive illustrated edition of an undisputed giant of the American literary canon.
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