ISBN-10:
0252069234
ISBN-13:
9780252069239
Pub. Date:
08/31/2000
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
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Overview

Esteemed as a literary critic and poet, Edgar Allan Poe was most highly acclaimed for his tales and sketches. He transformed the short story from anecdote to art, virtually created the detective story, and perfected the psychological thriller. In these two volumes, edited by the consummate Poe scholar, Thomas Ollive Mabbott, are collected all the tales of this master of the uncanny, the unnerving, and the terrifying.

Marrying grotesque inventiveness with superb plot construction, Poe's strikingly original tales often use only one main character and one main incident. In many of them, horror and suspense, revenge and torture are laced with hilarious satire. Each volume is enriched with Mabbott's detailed and authoritative notes on sources, the history and collation of all known texts authorized by Poe, and variants of Poe's "final" versions.

The stories collected in volume 1 include "Ms. Found in a Bottle," "Ligeia," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." Volume 2 includes "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Purloined Letter," and "The Cask of Amontillado."

Promising spine-tingling delights and sleepless nights, this annotated edition of Tales and Sketches is a treasure trove for scholars and general readers alike, confirming Poe's status as one of literary art's "most brilliant but erratic stars."


About the Authors:
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49), preeminent American writer and literary critic, exerted a worldwide influence on literature through his short fiction and his theoretical statements on poetry and the short story.

Thomas Ollive Mabbott, a faculty member of Hunter College, New York, for nearly forty years, worked on Poe's writings from the 1920s until his death in 1968.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252069239
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 08/31/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 760
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

Table of Contents

TALES: 1843--1844
The Mystery of Marie Roget
715(74)
The Tell-Tale Heart
789(10)
The Gold-Bug
799(48)
The Black Cat
847(13)
Morning on the Wissahiccon ("The Elk")
860(7)
Raising the Wind (Diddling)
867(16)
The Spectacles
883(36)
The Oblong Box
919(16)
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains
935(18)
The Premature Burial
953(19)
The Purloined Letter
972(25)
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
997(27)
Mesmeric Revelation
1024(18)
Thou Art the Man
1042(21)
TALES: 1844--1845
The Balloon Hoax
1063(25)
Unsigned Contributions to the Public Ledger
1088(10)
The Angel of the Odd
1098(14)
Preface to Marginalia
1112(6)
The Swiss Bell-Ringers
1118(2)
Byron and Miss Chaworth
1120(4)
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.
1124(25)
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade
1149(26)
Some Words with a Mummy
1175(30)
TALES: 1845--1846
Some Secrets of the Magazine Prison-House
1205(5)
The Power of Words
1210(7)
The Imp of the Perverse
1217(11)
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
1228(16)
Theatrical Rats
1244(1)
The Sphinx
1245(7)
The Cask of Amontillado
1252(14)
The Domain of Arnheim
1266(23)
TALES: 1847--1849
Mellonta Tauta
1289(30)
And a Remarkable Letter
1310(9)
A Prediction
1319(4)
A Would-Be Crichton
1323(2)
Landor's Cottage
1325(18)
Hop-Frog
1343(12)
Von Kempelen and His Discovery
1355(12)
X-ing a Paragrab
1367(10)
A Reviewer Reviewed
1377(11)
The Light-House
1388(7)
SOURCES OF TEXTS COLLATED
Manuscript Collections
1395(1)
Poe's Own Collections
1396(3)
Anthologies
1399(1)
Griswold's Edition of Poe's Works
1399(2)
Later Books
1401(1)
Newspapers and Magazines
1401(4)
Other Works Frequently Used 1405(6)
Index 1411

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