Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales (Library of America)

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Read throughout the world, admired by Dostoyevsky and translated by Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe has become a legendary figure, representing the artist as obsessed outcast and romantic failure. His nightmarish visions, shaped by cool artistic calculation, reveal some of the dark possibilities of human experience. His enormous popularity and his continuing influence of literature depend less on legend or vision than on his stylistic and formal accomplishments as a writer of fiction and a great lyric poet. In this complete and uniquely authoritative Library of America collection, well-known tales of "mystery and imagination" and his best-known verse are collected with early poems, rarely published stories and humorous sketches, and the ecstatic prose poem Eureka.

Poe's poetry is famous both for the musicality of "To Helen" and "The City in the Sea" and for the hypnotic, incantatory rhythms of "The Raven" and "Ulalume." "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Cask of Amontillado" show his mastery of Gothic horror; "The Pit and the Pendulum" is a classic of terror and suspense. Poe invented the modern detective story in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and developed the form of science fiction that was to influence, among others, Jules Verne and Thomas Pynchon. Poe was also adept at the humorous sketch of playful jeu d'esprit, such as "X-ing a Paragraph" or "Never Bet the Devil Your Head." All his stories reveal his high regard for technical proficiency and for what he called "rationation."

Poe's fugitive early poems, stories rarely collected (such as "Bon-Bon," "King Pest," "Mystification," and "The Duc De L'Omelette), his only attempt at drama, "Politian"—these and much more are included in this comprehensive collection, presented chronologically to show Poe's development toward Eureka: A Prose Poem, his culminating vision of an indeterminate universe, printed here for the first time as Poe revised it and intended it should stand.

A special feature of this volume is the care taken to select an authoritative text of each work. The printing and publishing history of every item has been investigated in order to choose a version that incorporates all of Poe's own revisions without reproducing the errors or changes introduced by later editors. Here, then, is one of America's and the world's most disturbing, powerful, and inventive writers published in "the first truly dependable collection of Poe's poetry and tales."

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The Library of America is an award-winning, nonprofit program dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as "the most important book-publishing project in the nation's history" (Newsweek), this acclaimed series is restoring America's literary heritage in "the finest-looking, longest-lasting edition ever made" (New Republic).

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Patrick Quinn (1918-1999), the editor of this volume, was Professor of English at Wellesley College and the author of The French Face of Edgar Allan Poe, among other works.

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Book Description Library of America, New York, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. FANTASTIC: NEW LOA 1st ed. hardcover (orig. 1984) 7th printing (c. 2006), VERY GOOD slipcase w/ double-ruled borders & LOA logo gold-stamped on front panel but w/ bumped top right front corner, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, new maroon silk-finish rayon-weave Brillianta fabric-over-boards cover w/ sharp new edges & corners & titles & LOA colophon gold-stamped on spine, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, impeccable white-on-maroon LOA patterned card-stock end-papers, new Smyth-sewn binding w/ tight signatures & maroon silk ribbon page-marker, pristine interior printed in clear 10-point Linotron Galliard on superb acid-free Domtar Literary Opaque paper * 5.00" x 8.12" x 1.78", 0.99 kg, 1408 pp. * CONTENTS: Poetry & Tales: Poetry (1); Tales & Sketches (123); The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall (949); The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1003); The Journal of Julius Rodman (1183); Eureka: A Prose Poem (1257); Chronology, Note on the Texts, Notes, Index of Titles, Index of First Lines * This remarkable volume presents Edgar Allan Poe's complete poetry & fiction, collected for the first time, including his remarkable & haunting poems, his classic tales of mystery, horror, & suspense, & his humorous sketches, including famous stories such as "The Fall of the House of Usher" & "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," along w/ his most popular poems such as "Annabel Lee", "The Raven", & lesser-known works, & his unusual prose-poem "Eureka". This volume displays Poe's extraordinary range & technique, as well as his gift for revealing the darker possibilities of human experience. Read throughout the world, admired by Dostoyevsky & translated by Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe has become a legendary figure, representing the artist as obsessed outcast & romantic failure. His nightmarish visions, shaped by cool artistic calculation, reveal some of the dark possibilities of human experience. His enormous popularity & his continuing literary influence depend less on legend or vision than on his stylistic & formal accomplishments as a writer of fiction & a great lyric poet. In this complete & uniquely authoritative Library of America collection, well-known tales of "mystery & imagination" & his best-known verse are collected w/ early poems, rarely published stories & humorous sketches, & the ecstatic prose poem "Eureka". Poe's poetry is famous for the musicality of "To Helen" & "The City in the Sea" & for the hypnotic, incantatory rhythms of "The Raven" & "Ulalume." "The Fall of the House of Usher" & "The Cask of Amontillado" show his mastery of Gothic horror. "The Pit & the Pendulum" is a classic of terror & suspense. Poe invented the modern detective story in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" & developed the form of science fiction that was to influence, among others, Jules Verne & Thomas Pynchon. Poe was also adept at the humorous sketch of playful jeu d'esprit, such as "X-ing a Paragraph" or "Never Bet the Devil Your Head." All his stories reveal his high regard for technical proficiency & for what he called "rationation". Poe's fugitive early poems, stories rarely collected (such as "Bon-Bon," "King Pest," "Mystification" & "The Duc De L'Omelette"), his only attempt at drama, "Politian", & much more are included in this comprehensive collection, presented chronologically to show Poe's development toward "Eureka: A Prose Poem", his culminating vision of an indeterminate universe, printed here for the first time as Poe revised it & intended it should stand. A special feature of this volume is the care taken to select an authoritative text of each work. The printing & publishing history of every item has been investigated in order to choose a version that incorporates all of Poe's own revisions w/o reproducing the errors or changes introduced by later editors. Here then is one of America's & the world's most disturbing, powerful, & inventive writers published in "the first truly dependable collection of Poe's poetry & tales.". Bookseller Inventory # 007864

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Book Description Library of America, New York, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. FANTASTIC: NEW Library of America 1st ed. hardcover (orig. 1984), 11th printing (c. 2006), excellent slipcase w/ double-ruled borders & LOA logo gold-stamped on front panel & new edges & corners, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, new maroon silk-finish rayon-weave Brillianta fabric-over-boards cover w/ sharp new edges & corners & titles & LOA colophon gold-stamped on spine, immaculate smooth-cut text-block exterior, impeccable white-on-maroon LOA patterned card-stock end-papers, new Smyth-sewn binding w/ tight signatures & maroon silk ribbon page-marker, pristine interior printed in clear 10-point Linotron Galliard on superb acid-free Domtar Literary Opaque paper * 5.00" x 8.12" x 1.78", 0.99 kg, 1408 pp. * CONTENTS: Poetry & Tales: Poetry (1); Tales & Sketches (123); The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall (949); The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1003); The Journal of Julius Rodman (1183); Eureka: A Prose Poem (1257); Chronology, Note on the Texts, Notes, Index of Titles, Index of First Lines * This remarkable volume presents Edgar Allan Poe's complete poetry & fiction, collected for the first time, including his remarkable & haunting poems, his classic tales of mystery, horror, & suspense, & his humorous sketches, including famous stories such as "The Fall of the House of Usher" & "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," along w/ his most popular poems such as "Annabel Lee", "The Raven", & lesser-known works, & his unusual prose-poem "Eureka". This volume displays Poe's extraordinary range & technique, as well as his gift for revealing the darker possibilities of human experience. Read throughout the world, admired by Dostoyevsky & translated by Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe has become a legendary figure, representing the artist as obsessed outcast & romantic failure. His nightmarish visions, shaped by cool artistic calculation, reveal some of the dark possibilities of human experience. His enormous popularity & his continuing literary influence depend less on legend or vision than on his stylistic & formal accomplishments as a writer of fiction & a great lyric poet. In this complete & uniquely authoritative Library of America collection, well-known tales of "mystery & imagination" & his best-known verse are collected w/ early poems, rarely published stories & humorous sketches, & the ecstatic prose poem "Eureka". Poe's poetry is famous for the musicality of "To Helen" & "The City in the Sea" & for the hypnotic, incantatory rhythms of "The Raven" & "Ulalume." "The Fall of the House of Usher" & "The Cask of Amontillado" show his mastery of Gothic horror. "The Pit & the Pendulum" is a classic of terror & suspense. Poe invented the modern detective story in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" & developed the form of science fiction that was to influence, among others, Jules Verne & Thomas Pynchon. Poe was also adept at the humorous sketch of playful jeu d'esprit, such as "X-ing a Paragraph" or "Never Bet the Devil Your Head." All his stories reveal his high regard for technical proficiency & for what he called "rationation". Poe's fugitive early poems, stories rarely collected (such as "Bon-Bon," "King Pest," "Mystification" & "The Duc De L'Omelette"), his only attempt at drama, "Politian", & much more are included in this comprehensive collection, presented chronologically to show Poe's development toward "Eureka: A Prose Poem", his culminating vision of an indeterminate universe, printed here for the first time as Poe revised it & intended it should stand. A special feature of this volume is the care taken to select an authoritative text of each work. The printing & publishing history of every item has been investigated in order to choose a version that incorporates all of Poe's own revisions w/o reproducing the errors or changes introduced by later editors. Here then is one of America's & the world's most disturbing, powerful, & inventive writers published in "the first truly dependable collection of Poe's poetry & tales. Bookseller Inventory # 007862

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