The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (The Authoritative Edition - Wisehouse Classics)

The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (The Authoritative Edition - Wisehouse Classics)

by Virginia Woolf

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Overview

“What is Poetry?—Poetry! that Proteus-like idea, with as many appellations as the nine-titled Corcyra! Give me, I demanded of a scholar some time ago, give me a definition of poetry? “Tres volontiers,”—and he proceeded to his library, brought me a Dr. Johnson, and overwhelmed me with a definition. Shade of the immortal Shakespeare! I imagined to myself the scowl of your spiritual eye upon the profanity of that scurrilous Ursa Major. Think of poetry, dear B—think of poetry, and then think of—Dr. Samuel Johnson! Think of all that is airy and fairy-like, and then of all that is hideous and unwieldy; think of his huge bulk, the Elephant! and then—and then think of the Tempest—the Midsummer Night’s Dream—Prospero—Oberon—and Titania! A poem, in my opinion, is opposed to a work of science by having, for its immediate object, pleasure, not truth; to romance, by having for its object an indefinite instead of a definite pleasure, being a poem only so far as this object is attained; romance presenting perceptible images with definite, poetry with indefinite sensations, to which end music is an essential, since the comprehension of sweet sound is our most indefinite conception. Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry; music without the idea is simply music; the idea without the music is prose from its very definitiveness.” —Edgar Allan Poe(more on www.wisehouse-publishing.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789176375303
Publisher: Wisehouse
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 26,034
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Virginia Woolf (1882¿1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels. Her best-known books include the novels Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Orlando, and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own.

Date of Birth:

January 25, 1882

Date of Death:

March 28, 1941

Place of Birth:

London

Place of Death:

Sussex, England

Education:

Home schooling

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Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love to read poems
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Poe's works. I have read them all. I did, however find a few things amiss with the text of some of the poems in this book. Example: On page 67, The Raven, Line 23, in every other copy of this poem I have ever read the end of the line has gone 'here I opened WIDE the door'. However, in this book, it is written 'here I opened the door'. I truly do not know which is the correct version, but in every copy I have ever seen, it has been the first one. This is the only thing I have noticed that appears to be wrong. Otherwise, overall this is a very good book. It shows some of the greatest works of Poe. I recommend it to all.
janemarieprice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a necessary addition for anyone who loves Poe or his poetry. It is beautiful and tragic and dark. This collection is complete and not so large as to be unwieldy.
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