Edgar Allan Poe Collection

Edgar Allan Poe Collection

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This book contain collection of 24 books

1. The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym Of Nantucket [1838]
2. Humorous Tales
3. Old-World Romances (Horror)
4. Ligeia
5. The Fall of the House of Usher
6. William Wilson
7. The Pit and the Pendulum
8. The Black Cat
9. Romances of Death
10. Tales of Conscience
11. The Gold-Bug
12. The Murders in the Rue Morgue
13. The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
14. The Purloined Letter
15. Thou Art the Man
16. Tales of Illusion
17. Tales of Natural Beauty
18. A Descent into the Maelström
19. Tales of Science
20. The Raven / illustrated by Gustave Doré
21. The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
22. Essays of Criticism
23. Eureka: A Prose Poem
24. Illustrations to Poe's Works / Byam Shaw

About the Author
Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849

Poet and writer of tales, was born at Boston, where his parents, who were both actors, were temporarily living. He was left an orphan in early childhood in destitute circumstances, but was adopted by a Mr. Allan of Richmond, Virginia. By him and his wife he was treated with great indulgence, and in 1815 accompanied them to England, where they remained for five years, and where he received a good education, which was continued on their return to America, at the University of Virginia. He distinguished himself as a student, but got deeply into debt with gaming, which led to his being removed. In 1829 he published a small volume of poems containing Al Araaf and Tamerlane. About the same time he proposed to enter the army, and was placed at the Military Academy at West Point. Here, however, he grossly neglected his duties, and fell into the habits of intemperance which proved the ruin of his life, and was in 1831 dismissed. He then returned to the house of his benefactor, but his conduct was so objectionable as to lead to a rupture. In the same year Poe published an enlarged edition of his poems, and in 1833 was successful in a competition for a prize tale and a prize poem, the tale being the Ms. Found in a Bottle, and the poem The Coliseum. In the following year Mr. Allan died without making any provision for Poe, and the latter, being now thrown on his own resources, took to literature as a profession, and became a contributor to various periodicals.

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