Tales of Mystery & Imagination

Tales of Mystery Imagination With an Introduction by John S Whitley University of Sussex This collection of Poe s best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterise his work As well as the Gothic ho

With an Introduction by John S Whitley, University of Sussex.This collection of Poe s best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterise his work As well as the Gothic horror of such famous stories as The Pit and the Pendulum , The Fall of the House of Usher , The Premature Burial and The Tell Tale Heart , all of Poe s Auguste Dupin stoWith an Introduction by John S Whitley, University of Sussex.This collection of Poe s best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterise his work As well as the Gothic horror of such famous stories as The Pit and the Pendulum , The Fall of the House of Usher , The Premature Burial and The Tell Tale Heart , all of Poe s Auguste Dupin stories are included.These are the first modern detective stories and include The Murders in the Rue Morgue , The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Purloined Letter.

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Tales of Mystery & Imagination

  1. Edgar Allan Poe John S. Whitley David Stuart Davies says:
    The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.For information, please see enpedia wiki Edgar_al

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  1. It s unfair to just burying Poe in the Horror tomb, with a Raven a Black CatReading this volume I really see how HUGE his imagination was, how it was ahead of his times.From traveling over the ocean by a air transportation or to the moonOr inventing the first Detective story everOr his delving into the matter, death, soul, mind and even God and free well by hypothesis.Or of course, the delving into the man s Conscience, guilt and self destructionThere s even kind of Romance, Fantasy, adventure, [...]


  2. This will be another ongoing review, as I ve been doing with collections and anthologies Poe has always mesmerised me in terms of his influence on writers and the short story genre at large his poetry is also both haunting and relatively accessible This collection was given to me in hardback, 31 years ago Its pages are now yellow and aged, but the contents within are better than I remember If you re patient with Poe, I think you ll find he s very rewarding in return If you rush through and don t [...]


  3. 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 It was a strange place and he was a strange man a hard writer to pin down distinctly American, but hugely influential in European letters not technically a very brilliant writer [...]




  4. An artist is usually a damned liar, but his art, if it be art, will tell you the truth of his day D.H Lawrence.Burying people alive, ghosts, macabre deaths of usually delicate and young women, dark magic, effects of inebriation and hallucination, torture, whirlpools sucking people out of their time, fatal plagues, abnormal psychological states, obsessional behaviors William Blake in prose.If D.H Lawrence was any close to right about his predicament I wouldn t have liked to be in Mr.Poe s skin, s [...]


  5. Me guardo unos poquitos cuentos para el Halloween del a o que viene Me parece la lectura perfecta para esas fechas aunque no es recomendable leer tantos cuentos de Poe muy seguidos para no saturar Distanci ndolos se disfrutan y aprecian mucho m s, hay alguno que tardar en olvidar, es un autor que me ha sorprendido mucho.


  6. Tales of Mystery ImaginationSince I ve written mini reviews for each of the stories I will have them here slightly edited along with an overall rating and review for the collection as a whole.1 The Gold BugA treasure hunt story involving cryptography, directions, clues, skulls, and a lot of digging It felt like watching Dora the Little Explorer but in a much darker atmosphere 4 main characters, the narrator, his friend Mr Legrand, Legrand s dog and Legrand s servant, a nigger, yes another story [...]


  7. I had never read much Poe, and I bought Tales of Mystery and Imagination mostly because of the illustrations, but once I started reading I couldn t put it down The edition I have and you should have it too features the original illustrations by the Irish artist and genius Harry Clarke His drawings are dark and slightly chilling and enhance the text without distracting from it Other, famous artists have tackled Poe Manet, the father of modern art, was one , but no one has done it as well as Clar [...]



  8. Poe is now a household name An American institution Everyone knows Poe, though few have really delved into than one or two of his short stories I m also pretty sure he was completely insane Which means he was brilliant, and everyone should read his work.As the title of the book says, there are many different stories in here, and admittedly, they are not all of the same caliber It seems that Poe generally became a better writer as he wrote and stuff, and I think his later work is in general su [...]


  9. I have to open with a confession, for those of you who do not know I am a self confessed Poe obsessive so there is every possibility that this review is a tad biased Having said that this collection of 10 tales and poems shows his genius at capturing the darker side of humanity, from the ability to torment and torture to the sometimes unbelievable determination to survive, even when pounding on death s door This collection includes some of my absolute favourites from Poe including The Raven, whi [...]



  10. I read this compendium of Poe s stories while still at high school Loved it then and love it now.Poe was a trailblazer in the mystery, suspense and horror genres and his writing has been hugely influential, changing the world of literature The Murders in the Rue Morgue , considered the first modern detective story, is a short masterpiece Grisly and gory by the standards of its day, this tale is well worth a read today, as are all the other wonderful tales in this collection of Poe s works In par [...]


  11. Releer a Poe es un placer, y es un lugar al que vuelves, sin embargo, como todos los libros que tocan, este crece contigo, aunque no ha pasado mucho tiempo desde la ultima vez que lo le , puedo decir sin dudas que entiendo muchos de los relatos de una forma diferente, el horror descrito y expresado en palabras no es nada comparado al que se intuye, el ser atormentado detr s de todo y la visi n que tiene del mundo provoca agonizar y la paranoia que hace crecer en el interior de mi persona con su [...]


  12. H que lhe tirar o chap u Edgar Aleen Poe mesmo o mestre do terror Dono de uma prosa expressiva que retrata de forma eximia cen rios de horror e suspense, n o descura pormenores a criar ambientes grotescos.Obcecado pela morte, como se esta fosse o nico sentido da vida n o o final de tudo mas sim a ltima passagem para a eternidade.Sete contos fant sticos Ligeia, A Queda da Casa de Usher, A M scara da Morte Vermelha, O Cora o Revelador, O Gato Negro, O Barril de Amontillado Gostei de todos sem exce [...]


  13. Tales of Mystery and Imagination is a great compilation of short stories by Egdar Allan Poe, including some of his most appraised works, like The Tell Tale Heart , The Black Cat , and The Murders in the Rue Morgue and quite a few of lesser known and also great works, such as The Colloquy of Monos and Una and Berenice This collection was a good mixture of horror and mystery, and I highly recommend checking out Poe s works if you haven t already




  14. First who reads Poe to their kiddies though I suppose it s no worse than some of the fairy stories the kids like Speaking of fairy tales, though I know it s not his best, I couldn t help wishing The Island of the Fay was included not because it s his best story but because I think it would make for an evocative illustration Obviously not all of Poe s stories are included in this volume though probably two thirds are I think every story has a picture though not all have a color illustration Some [...]


  15. Este livro re ne um conjunto de contos que, acima de tudo, se debru a sobre o sobrenatural os fantasmas, a morte que provoca dist rbios em vidas que podiam ser a nossa.A primeira hist ria sobre uma mulher chamada Ligeia Uma mulher bonita e inteligente, amada por um homem, que deixou vi vo Este homem sente a dor da perda, mas segue o seu caminho, encontrando outra pessoa Nesta hist ria de amor e sofrimento, os fantasmas n o s o assustadores, antes pelo contr rio, s o bem vindos.Por outro lado, no [...]


  16. Partly, but quite sufficiently different selection of Poe s stories compared to Selected Tales, which I also have and re read from time to time Absorbing, suspenseful, chilling and very very good


  17. Really good The principles of science methodology and the challenge of moral s limits appears clearly Strange characters, sarcasm, violence, addiction and fear get together to get you into an atmosphere of the beyond.





  18. Poe es el mejor Esa intriga que maneja para narrar y esa oscuridad que hace sentir es incre ble, mis cuentos favoritos, de los 12 que ten a el libro fueron 1 William Wilson2 Los cr menes de la Rue Morgue3 La m scara de la muerte roja4 El pozo y el p ndulo5 El escarabajo de oro6 El gato negro7 El tonel de amontilladoNo me sorprende que en su tiempo, Poe fuera tan censurado, su manera de escribir es muy darks haha pero es genial y m s cuando de resolver misterios se trata, crea pistas y acertijos [...]


  19. Personally, his hort stories did not entice me that much Poe Seems to save the weirdest things he could came up with for the shortest ones I think he shines brighter in his works that contain 10 pages I especially enjoyed the detective stories they are just dripping with gruesome details, which for me, makes it oh so much enjoyable This edition of his collected works is just beautiful The gorgeous drawings and lay out take the experience of reading this work to another level.


  20. De prefer ncia sozinho, noite fria ou tempestuosa, m sica s bria ao fundo Est criado um ambiente que ir exacerbar o efeito dos contos g ticos de Poe Aqui est o presentes alguns de seus melhores contos, outros n o achei grande coisa Mas O Po o e o P ndulo me aflige sempre que leio e O Gato me faz gelar o sangue Sinistro



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