Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque

Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque

by Edgar Allan Poe


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Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, the companion volume to Poe's better-known Tales of Mystery and Imagination, contains a selection of his very best stories, many of which first appeared in book form in the original Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque in 1840. Many of the stories deal with the familiar Poe themes of murder, obsession and passion, but this volume also contains many often-overlooked tales of the fantastic and comic, parodies and hoaxes, including 'The Unparalleled Adventure of Hans Pfaall', 'Mesmeric Revelation', 'Hop-Frog', and & 'The Imp of the Perverse'.The book includes a section in colour, and contains useful essays from notable scholars: an introduction by Kevin J. Hayes and Benjamin F. Fisher on Poe and the gothic.engaging biography of Edgar Allen Poethe complete text in a modern, readable typefacean illustrated publishing history of the talestimeline in colour of Poe's worldcolour map of Poe's America

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781389446047
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 01/09/2019
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of the macabre and mystery, Poe was one of the early American practitioners of the short story and a progenitor of detective fiction and crime fiction. He is also credited with contributing to the emergent science fiction genre.Poe died at the age of 40. The cause of his death is undetermined and has been attributed to alcohol, drugs, cholera, rabies, suicide (although likely to be mistaken with his suicide attempt in the previous year), tuberculosis, heart disease, brain congestion and other agents.

Other Books of Author:
• The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)
• The Raven (1845)
• The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)
• The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)
• The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)
• Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840)
• The Cask of Amontillado (1846)
• The Masque of the Red Death (1842)
• The Purloined Letter (1844)
• A Descent into the Maelström (1841)

Table of Contents

About Author:


Part 1



William Wilson

The Man That Was Used Up

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Duc de L'Omelette

MS. Found in a Bottle



The Devil in the Belfry


King Pest

How to Write a Blackwood Article

A Predicament

Part 2

Four Beasts in One


The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall

A Tale of Jerusalem

Von Jung

Loss of Breath



Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling

The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion

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