Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination 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

  • Title: Tales of Mystery and Imagination
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 9781853260131
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 incThis 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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    • Edgar Allan Poe

      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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    • 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, adv [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • 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 brillia [...]

    • Tales of Mystery and Imagination, Edgar Allan Poe تاریخ نخستین خوانش: اول دسامبر سال 1993 میلادیعنوان: ماجراهای شگفت انگیز؛ نویسنده: ادگار آلن پو؛ با مقدمه: شارل بودلر؛ مترجم: پرویز شهدی؛ تهران، پانوس، 1371، در 400 ص، چاپ دیگر: تهران، فرهنگ جاوید، 1390، در 380 ص؛ شابک: 9786009158591؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امر [...]

    • ادگار آلن پو در ایران بیشتر به واسطۀ چهار پنج تا از داستان های خیلی معروفش (گربۀ سیاه، نقاب مرگ سرخ، قلب رازگو، سقوط خاندان آشر و) شناخته میشه. این کتاب مجموعه ای از داستان های کمتر شناخته شدۀ پو در ایرانه. هر چند بعضی از داستان های این مجموعه هم جزء داستان های کلیدی پو هستن. مثل [...]

    • "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 ski [...]

    • Me guardo unos poquitos cuentos para el Halloween del año que viene. Me parece la lectura perfecta para esas fechas aunque no es recomendable leer tantos cuentos de Poe muy seguidos para no saturar. Distanciándolos se disfrutan y aprecian mucho más, hay alguno que tardaré en olvidar, es un autor que me ha sorprendido mucho.

    • 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 anoth [...]

    • 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, more famous artists have tackled Poe (Manet, the father of modern art, was one), but no one has done it a [...]

    • Κάθε ιστορία του σε καθηλώνει σε αναστατώνει και σε ανατριχιάζει! Οι ιστορίες φαντασίας είχαν όλες την δική τους σκοτεινή ατμόσφαιρα και δύσκολα δεν θα σοκάρουν με την εξέλιξη και κατάληξη τους.Οι ιστορίες μυστηρίου όμως ξεπέρασαν κάθε προσδοκία μου καθώς διαπίστωσα τελι [...]

    • Poe is now a household name. An American institution. Everyone knows Poe, though few have really delved into more 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 more and more stuff, and I think his later work [...]

    • 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, w [...]

    • 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. I [...]

    • 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 leí, 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 detrás de todo y la visión que tiene del mundo provoca agonizar y la paranoia que hace crecer en el interior de mi persona con [...]

    • Há que lhe tirar o chapéu; Edgar Aleen Poe é mesmo o mestre do terror. Dono de uma prosa expressiva que retrata de forma eximia cenários de horror e suspense, não descura pormenores a criar ambientes grotescos.Obcecado pela morte, como se esta fosse o único sentido da vida; não o final de tudo mas sim a última passagem para a eternidade.Sete contos fantásticos: Ligeia, A Queda da Casa de Usher, A Máscara da Morte Vermelha, O Coração Revelador, O Gato Negro, O Barril de Amontillado. G [...]

    • 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!

    • Τρείς ιστορίες μυστηρίου του Πόε, σε μια υπέροχη έκδοση. Σκληρό εξώφυλλο και ιλουστρασιόν σελίδες με υπέροχη και απόλυτα ταιριαστή εικονογράφηση. Πέρασα όμορφα διαβάζοντάς το και πίνοντας τον καφέ μου.

    • 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. [...]

    • Este livro reúne um conjunto de contos que, acima de tudo, se debruça sobre o sobrenatural - os fantasmas, a morte - que provoca distúrbios em vidas que podiam ser a nossa.A primeira história é sobre uma mulher chamada Ligeia. Uma mulher bonita e inteligente, amada por um homem, que deixou viúvo. Este homem sente a dor da perda, mas segue o seu caminho, encontrando outra pessoa. Nesta história de amor e sofrimento, os fantasmas não são assustadores, antes pelo contrário, são bem vindo [...]

    • 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!

    • 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".

    • داستان پرتره بیضوی و مورلا (شعر کلاغ هم عالی بود ولی در این مجموعه نبود ) فوق العاده بودن ، گربه سیاه و قلب رازگو هم خوب بود، مابقی هم برام تازگی داشتفهمیدم بورخس توی یک سبک از داستان هاش کاملاً از روش پو پیروی کردهشاید بشه گفت صادق هدایت توی آثاری مثل سه قطره خون یا بوف کور خیلی [...]

    • داستانی نسبتا خوب: "نوشته ای که در یک بطری پیدا شده"، "گرداب مالستروم"، "آدمی کشی های کوچه ی مّرگ"، و "لیجیا"داستان خوب: "چاه و پاندول" ( هر چند آغازش گنگی و ابهام دارد )ادگار آلن پو در به تصویر کشیدن فضاهای تنگ و تاریک و مهارت ویژه ای دارد. در برخی داستان ها "راز"ها با استفاده از قدرت [...]

    • Poe es el mejor! Esa intriga que maneja para narrar y esa oscuridad que hace sentir es increíble, mis cuentos favoritos, de los 12 que tenía el libro fueron:1. William Wilson2. Los crímenes de la Rue Morgue3. La máscara de la muerte roja4. El pozo y el péndulo5. 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 más cuando de resolver misterios se trata, crea pista [...]

    • 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 more 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.

    • De preferência sozinho, noite fria ou tempestuosa, música sóbria ao fundo. Está criado um ambiente que irá exacerbar o efeito dos contos góticos de Poe. Aqui estão presentes alguns de seus melhores contos, outros não achei grande coisa. Mas O Poço e o Pêndulo me aflige sempre que leio e O Gato me faz gelar o sangue. Sinistro

    • بهتر از بورخس نبود، ولی با تقریبِ خیلی خوبی خوب بود.رازآلودیِ کتابش از جنس فریک لیتریچر یا ادبیاتِ غریب نبود مسلماً، یه طوری بود که آخرِ داستان‌ها مساله حل می‌شدالبته منظورم این نیست که کاراگاهی‌طور بود، اما خب به سبکِ بورخس هم نبود که مثلاً با یه چیزِ خیلی عجیب مواجه شی و ت [...]

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