Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry & Tales (LOA #19)

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Library of America, 1984年8月15日 - 1408 頁
In this complete and uniquely authoritative Library of America collection, Edgar Allan Poe's well-known tales of "mystery and imagination" and his best-known verse are collected with early poems, rarely published stories and humorous sketches, and the ecstatic prose poem Eureka.

Poe's poetry is famous both for the musicality of "To Helen" and "The City in the Sea" and for the hypnotic, incantatory rhythms of "The Raven" and "Ulalume." "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Cask of Amontillado" show his mastery of Gothic horror; "The Pit and the Pendulum" is a classic of terror and suspense. Poe invented the modern detective story in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and developed the form of science fiction that was to influence, among others, Jules Verne and Thomas Pynchon. Poe was also adept at the humorous sketch of playful jeu d'esprit, such as "X-ing a Paragraph" or "Never Bet the Devil Your Head." All his stories reveal his high regard for technical proficiency and for what he called "rationation."

Poe's fugitive early poems, stories rarely collected (such as "Bon-Bon," "King Pest," "Mystification," and "The Duc De L'Omelette), his only attempt at drama, "Politian"—these and much more are included in this comprehensive collection, presented chronologically to show Poe's development toward Eureka: A Prose Poem, his culminating vision of an indeterminate universe, printed here for the first time as Poe revised it and intended it should stand.

A special feature of this volume is the care taken to select an authoritative text of each work. The printing and publishing history of every item has been investigated in order to choose a version that incorporates all of Poe's own revisions without reproducing the errors or changes introduced by later editors. Here, then, is one of America's and the world's most disturbing, powerful, and inventive writers published in "the first truly dependable collection of Poe's poetry and tales."

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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Preface Tamerlane and Other Poems1827
9
Preface The Raven and Other Poems1845
18
Tamerlane
24
Song
31
The Lake TO
37
Mysterious Star
52
Το
56
The Sleeper
64
The Premature Burial
666
The Purloined Letter
680
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
699
Mesmeric Revelation
717
Thou Art the Man
728
The BalloonHoax
743
The Angel of the Odd
756
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob Esq
766

Нутп
70
The Haunted Palace
76
SonnetSilence
77
A Valentine to
86
The Bells
92
For Annie
98
Scene I
107
Scene III
113
Scene V
119
Preface to Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque
129
Tales and Sketches
130
The Duc De LOmelette
143
Loss of Breath
151
BonBon
164
Four Beasts in One The HomoCameleopard
181
MS Found in a Bottle
189
The Assignation
200
Lionizing
212
ShadowA Parable
218
Berenice
225
Morella
234
King Pest
240
Mystification
253
Ligeia
262
How to Write a Blackwood Article
278
The Devil in the Belfry
298
The Man That Was Used Up
307
The Fall of the House of Usher
317
William Wilson
337
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
358
The Business Man
373
The Man of the Crowd
388
A Descent into the Maelström
432
The Colloquy of Monos and Una
449
Eleonora
468
The Oval Portrait
481
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
506
The TellTale Heart
555
The Black Cat
597
The Spectacles
618
The Oblong Box
643
The ThousandandSecond Tale of Scheherazade
787
Some Words with a Mummy
805
The Power of Words
822
The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar
833
The Sphinx
843
The Domain of Arnheim
855
Mellonta Tauta
871
Landors Cottage
886
HopFrog
899
Von Kempelen and His Discovery
909
Xing a Paragrab
917
The LightHouse
924
The Island of the Fay
933
Morning on the Wissahiccon
939
Byron and Miss Chaworth
945
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall
951
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon
1003
Preface
1007
Chapter 1
1009
Chapter II
1018
IOZI
1031
Chapter IV
1039
Chapter V
1046
Chapter VII
1062
Chapter VIII
1068
Chapter IX
1076
Chapter X
1083
Chapter XI
1088
Chapter XII
1094
Chapter XVI
1125
IIZO
1130
Chapter XVIII
1135
Chapter XX
1146
Chapter XXI
1152
Chapter XXII
1156
The Journal of Julius Rodman
1183
Chapter II
1196
Chapter V
1232
Chronology
1361
Note on the Texts
1370
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Read throughout the world, translated by Baudelaire, and admired by writers as different as Dostoevsky and H. G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) has become a legendary figure, representing the artist as obsessed outcast and romantic failure. His nightmarish visions, shaped by cool artistic calculation, reveal some of the dark possibilities of human experience. But his enormous popularity and his continuing influence on literature depend less on legend or vision than on his stylistic accomplishments as a writer.

Patrick Quinn
(1918-1999), the editor of this volume, was Professor of English at Wellesley College and the author of The French Face of Edgar Allan Poe, among other works.

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