Authors, American

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Wolfgang Martynkewicz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Authors, American

Page: 157

View: 925

Biography & Autobiography

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Jeffrey Meyers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

View: 781

A biography of the creator of the horror and detective genres in fiction chronicles his life of wealth and poverty, fame and obscurity, his fevered imagination, and his paranoiac despair.
Literary Criticism

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Arthur Hobson Quinn

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 864

View: 688

Renowned as the creator of the detective story and a master of horror, the author of "The Red Mask of Death," "The Black Cat," and "The Murders of the Rue Morgue," Edgar Allan Poe seems to have derived his success from suffering and to have suffered from his success. "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" have been read as signs of his personal obsessions, and "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Descent into the Maelstrom" as symptoms of his own mental collapse. Biographers have seldom resisted the opportunities to confuse the pathologies in the stories with the events in Poe's life. Against this tide of fancy, guesses, and amateur psychologizing, Arthur Hobson Quinn's biography devotes itself meticulously to facts. Based on exhaustive research in the Poe family archive, Quinn extracts the life from the legend, and describes how they both were distorted by prior biographies. "
Fiction

The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Harold Beaver

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 800

One of the greatest of all horror writers, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) also composed pioneering tales that seized upon the scientific developments of an era marked by staggering change. In this collection of sixteen stories, he explores such wide-ranging contemporary themes as galvanism, time travel and resurrection of the dead. 'The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfall' relates a man's balloon journey to the moon with a combination of scientific precision and astonishing fantasy. Elsewhere, the boundaries between horror and science are elegantly blurred in stories such as 'The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar', while the great essay 'Eureka' outlines Poe's own interpretation of the universe. Powerfully influential on later authors including Jules Verne, these works are essential reading for anyone wishing to trace the genealogy of science fiction, or to understand the complexity of Poe's own creative vision
Fiction

Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 848

This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary history.
Fiction

The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 292

The Strange and Shocking Tales and Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe in One Volume “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” ― Edgar Allan Poe Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe was a leading writer of the American Romantic movement and has been considered the inventor of the detective genre. This complete collection of his works in a combination of five volumes and includes well known favorites including, "The Raven," "The Tell-Tale Heart" and many more stories and poems. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
Literary Criticism

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Arthur Hobson Quinn

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 864

View: 206

Renowned as the creator of the detective story and a master of horror, the author of "The Red Mask of Death," "The Black Cat," and "The Murders of the Rue Morgue," Edgar Allan Poe seems to have derived his success from suffering and to have suffered from his success. "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" have been read as signs of his personal obsessions, and "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Descent into the Maelstrom" as symptoms of his own mental collapse. Biographers have seldom resisted the opportunities to confuse the pathologies in the stories with the events in Poe's life. Against this tide of fancy, guesses, and amateur psychologizing, Arthur Hobson Quinn's biography devotes itself meticulously to facts. Based on exhaustive research in the Poe family archive, Quinn extracts the life from the legend, and describes how they both were distorted by prior biographies. "
Fiction

The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1040

View: 545

Edgar Allan Poe was the master of tales of mystery and the macbre, and is considered the inventor of detective fiction. This extensive collection also includes his finest poetry.
Biography & Autobiography

The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Scott Peeples

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

View: 706

A study of the controversy-filled scholarship on Poe from the time of his death to the present.
Literary Criticism

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Ian M. Walker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 419

View: 559

This set comprises 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Brod Bagert

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 625

Collects more than twenty poems and selections from the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, including "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," and "The Bells."
Authors, American

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: John H. Ingram

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Authors, American

Page:

View: 581

Literary Criticism

Edgar Allan Poe's Annotated Poems

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Bottletree Books LLC

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 278

This book presents background information for Poe's poems, annotations, foreign word translations, illustrations, photographs of individuals Poe wrote about, and poetry Poe received from his many romantic interests.
Biography & Autobiography

The Reason for the Darkness of the Night

Author: John Tresch

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 222

An innovative biography of Edgar Allan Poe—highlighting his fascination and feuds with science. Decade after decade, Edgar Allan Poe remains one of the most popular American writers. He is beloved around the world for his pioneering detective fiction, tales of horror, and haunting, atmospheric verse. But what if there was another side to the man who wrote “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher”? In The Reason for the Darkness of the Night, John Tresch offers a bold new biography of a writer whose short, tortured life continues to fascinate. Shining a spotlight on an era when the lines separating entertainment, speculation, and scientific inquiry were blurred, Tresch reveals Poe’s obsession with science and lifelong ambition to advance and question human knowledge. Even as he composed dazzling works of fiction, he remained an avid and often combative commentator on new discoveries, publishing and hustling in literary scenes that also hosted the era’s most prominent scientists, semi-scientists, and pseudo-intellectual rogues. As one newspaper put it, “Mr. Poe is not merely a man of science—not merely a poet—not merely a man of letters. He is all combined; and perhaps he is something more.” Taking us through his early training in mathematics and engineering at West Point and the tumultuous years that followed, Tresch shows that Poe lived, thought, and suffered surrounded by science—and that many of his most renowned and imaginative works can best be understood in its company. He cast doubt on perceived certainties even as he hungered for knowledge, and at the end of his life delivered a mind-bending lecture on the origins of the universe that would win the admiration of twentieth-century physicists. Pursuing extraordinary conjectures and a unique aesthetic vision, he remained a figure of explosive contradiction: he gleefully exposed the hoaxes of the era’s scientific fraudsters even as he perpetrated hoaxes himself. Tracing Poe’s hard and brilliant journey, The Reason for the Darkness of the Night is an essential new portrait of a writer whose life is synonymous with mystery and imagination—and an entertaining, erudite tour of the world of American science just as it was beginning to come into its own.
Literary Criticism

The American Face of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Shawn James Rosenheim

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

View: 370

"The problem of Poe's place in American culture cannot be settled canonically, since, unlike the works of Melville or Hawthorne, Poe's texts have not been primarily transmitted through the schools. Indeed, at its most radical level, the failure of criticism to account for the remarkable diversity of Poe's influence leads one to question the utility of the canon itself as an instrument for the study of American culture."—from the Introduction The contributors to this volume share the conviction that Poe is central to current work on American culture—and that strictly theoretical approaches to Poe have become increasingly irrelevant. Aiming to transform his place in the American canon, they bring sophisticated theoretical awareness to bear on the particular historical, social, political, and economic circumstances of his literary career. Their essays offer new insights into the complex and unavoidable relations between traditionally literary issues and the broader aspects of a democratic mass culture. The contributors are Gillian Brown, Stanley Cavell, Eva Cherniavsky, Joan Dayan, Jonathan Elmer, John T. Irwin, Barbara Johnson, David Leverenz, Meredith L. McGill, Stephen Rachman, Louis A. Renza, Shawn Rosenheim, and Laura Saltz.