The Complete Stories of Edgar Allen Poe: Introduction by John Seelye (Everyman's Library Classics Series) (Hardcover)

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The Complete Stories of Edgar Allen Poe: Introduction by John Seelye (Everyman's Library Classics Series) (Hardcover)

By Edgar Allan Poe, John Seelye (Introduction by)

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Edgar Allan Poe’s gift for the macabre–his genius in finding the strangeness lurking at the heart of things–was so extraordinary that he exerted a major influence on Baudelaire and French symbolism, on Freudian analysis, and also on the detective novel and the Hollywood movie. His psychologically profound stories of encounters with the marvelous, the uncanny, and the dreadful represent–in contrast to the optimism of writers like Emerson and Whitman–the other, darker side of the nineteenth-century American sensibility.

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 in Boston, the son of traveling actors. He published his first book of poems Tamerlane and Other Poems in 1827, followed by Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (which included "The Fall of the House of Usher") in 1839, but he did not achieve appreciable recognition until the publication of "The Raven" in 1845. He died in 1849.
Product Details ISBN: 9780679417408
ISBN-10: 0679417400
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: January 11th, 1993
Pages: 992
Language: English
Series: Everyman's Library Classics Series