Selected Tales

Selected Tales

eBook - 1998
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Edgar Allan Poe's Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction, and as the inventor of the modern mystery, Poe created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new selection of twenty-four tales places the most popular, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Purloined Letter--alongside less well-known travel narratives, metaphysical essays, and political satires.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780191583117
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxviii, 338 pages)
Additional Contributors: Van Leer, David 1949-


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May 04, 2014

I'm not a big Poe fan - - not because he's a bad writer, obviously he was a great writer and his stories have stood the test of time - - I simply don't like the horror genre, but Poe's story, The Imp of the Perverse, should be required reading for all Americans today as it sets the stage for those who act against their own self-interest, which clearly describes all too many citizens today!

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