Poe, Edgar Allan

Edgar Allan Poe. Selected Works. The Pit and the Pendulum. The Murders in the Rue Morgue


DKK 150,00

Poe was born on January 19 1809 into a family of itenerant actors.At the age of two, he lost both his parents, whose deaths are variously described as due to tuberculosis or alcoholism, complicated by their possible separation and the difficulties of raising their children. Their deaths, in any case, left Poe at an eraly age with a frigthening familiarity with death. Poe was adopted by John Allan, a rich Scottish merchant of Richmond, Virginia. The Allans moved to Liverpool in England, where Poe later studied French, Latin, history, and literature. Then the family returned to USA. A master of narration, Poe is above all and by his own will a poet. The financial needs that led him throughout his life to have to write stories for publications in magazines and newspapers of large circulation perhaps frustrated a more extensive poetic creation.

Edimat Books, London, 2004.

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INDHOLD: Prologue. – The gold bug. – The facts in the case of M. Valdemar. – Ms. found in a bottle. – A descent into the maelstrom. – The murders in the Rue Morgue. – The mystery of Marie Roget. – The purloined letter. – The fall of the house of Usher. – The premature burial. – The black cat. – The masque of the red death. – The cask of Amontillado. – The oval portrait. – The oblong box. – The tell-tale heart. – Ligeia. – Shadow, a parable. – Silence, a fable. – The man of the crowd. – Some words with a mummy. – The narrative o Arthur Gorden Pym of Nantucket. – Selected humorous tales. – The system of doctor Tarr and professor Fether. – The angel of the odd. – Lionizing. – How to write a blackwood article. – A predicament. – Loss of breath. – The business man. – The man that was used up.- Indbundet med omslag. – 610 sider. – Som ny.