The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

Poems, Tales, Essays, and Reviews

Book - 2003
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This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates his intense interests in aesthetic issues, and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. 'The Fall of the House of Usher' describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In 'The Tell Tale Heart', a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as 'The Pit and the Pendulum' and 'The Cask of Amontillado' explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate. These works display Poe's startling ability to build suspense with almost nightmarish intensity. David Galloway's introduction re-examines the myths surrounding Poe's life and reputation. This edition includes a new chronology and further reading by Tatiana Rapatzikou.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 2003.
ISBN: 9780141439815
0141439815
Branch Call Number: 818.3 Poe
Characteristics: lviii, 488 pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Galloway, David D.

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May 04, 2019

A few of the best short stories Edgar Allan Poe wrote in my opinion from The Raven to the Tell tale heart. All of these short stories of poems are classics and derive their fear factor from playing on the terrors of the unknown, madness, and sickness. I recommend this book of poems to anyone interested in gothic horror or with an interest into Victorian era horror. The subject matter of the books coupled with how well they are written earn this book a 5/5. @selfhelpguru of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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