Poe: Poetry, Tales, and Selected Essays (Library of America)

Gathers Poe's poems, tales, and sketches, along with his longer works of fiction and essays on poetry and literature, and offers a chronology of his life and information on his work.
Title: Edgar Allan Poe
Author: Poe, Edgar Allan
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: 1996/09/01
Number of Pages: 1506
Binding Type: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: 96008922

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By Lief (Craig, CO) · ★★★★☆ · May 24, 2012
I'll be honest and say that I haven't actually read the entirety of this book, but I did read enough of a selection over the course of four months to be able to give it an adequate review. The book contains only Poe's works without much explanation and minimal endnotes. Poe is an author who is la... ...more
By Andy (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · January 14, 2009
This review applies to the Library of America "Poetry and Tales," which I read, somewhat masochistically, cover to cover.

The most famous pieces are unquestionably satisfying and admirable, melding high Romantic aspirations with pulpy sensationalism and making it look easy. Sometimes one is the st... ...more
By Helene (Jackson Heights, NY) · ★★★★★ · September 09, 2007
I couldn't find COMPLETE TALES AND SKETCHES vols. 1&2 published by the University of Illinois another excellent compilation. I couldn't remember if there were poems, I don't think so. I inheireted an excellent non-authoritative text from my grandparents house. Which is the only thing I was al... ...more
By Chris (Woodinville, WA) · ★★★★☆ · November 02, 2011
Mr. Poe was one of the best writers of the 19th century and virtually all of his work is put into this 1,500 page monster (if the size of this book doesn't scare you then I'd be surprised if any of the actual horror in it does).

Included are some of my favorites: The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Assign... ...more
By Jediraven (Saxonburg, PA) · ★★★★★ · June 05, 2010
He is my favorite author. Some of his stories don't seem that twisted and macabre when read, but if you think about it and place yourself in the situation, it makes your skin crawl a bit. I think that one of my favorite stories of his are "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Masque of the Re... ...more
By Mark (Alexandria, VA) · ★★★★★ · July 14, 2012
“Poe's writing is elevated and original, and his inventive delivery of tale in terror and detective forms paved the way for an American literature.”