Tales of Mystery and Imagination

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Collector's Library, 2003 - 456 páginas
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This collection of Poe's work contains some of the most exciting and haunting stories ever written. They range from the poetic to the mysterious to the darkly comic, yet all possess the genius for the grotesque that defines Poe's writing. They are peopled with neurotics and social outcasts, obsessed with unknown terrors or preoccupied with seemingly insoluble mysteries. The Tell-Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher are key works in the horror canon, while in The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Mystery of Marie Roget we find the origins of modern detective fiction. Collectively, these tales represent the best of Edgar Allan Poe's prose work before his premature death in 1849. The world's greatest works of literature are now avaialble in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They'll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau.
 

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Although this book has many fearful stories,the second story is the most. It is the story about the man who loves animals. But he has changed since he began to drink. Then he did unbelievable things ... Leer reseña completa

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The book “Tale of mystery and imagination” is made of five horrible stories. The first story is “The fall of the house of Usher”, this story is talk about Roderick Usher invited a good friend to him ... Leer reseña completa

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The Gold Bug
7
The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar
54
MS Found in a Bottle
67
A Descent into the Maelstrom
82
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
105
The Mystery of Marie Roget
151
The Purloined Letter
218
The Fall of the House of Usher
243
The Oval Portrait
338
The Oblong Box
343
The TellTale Heart
359
Ligeia
366
Loss of Breath
387
Shadow A Parable
404
Silence A Fable
408
The Man of the Crowd
413

The Pit and the Pendulum
268
The Premature Burial
288
The Black Cat
307
The Masque of the Red Death
320
The Cask of Amontillado
329
Some Words with a Mummy
425
Afterword
447
Biography
454
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Sobre el autor (2003)

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. His parents, both touring actors, died before he was three. He was raised by John Allan, a prosperous Virginian merchant. Poe published his first volume of poetry while still a teenager. He worked as an editor for magazines in Philadelphia, Richmond and New York, and achieved respect as a literary critic. In 1836, he married his thirteen year-old cousin. It was only with the publication of The Raven and other Poems in 1845 that he achieved national fame as a writer. Poe died in mysterious circumstances in 1849.

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