Tales of Terror and Detection

Tales of Terror and Detection Edgar Allan Poe holds a unique place in American literature Famous as a poet he also penned short stories that are masterpieces of terror and suspense infused with the horror and dread he

  • Title: Tales of Terror and Detection
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 9780486287447
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edgar Allan Poe 1809 1849 holds a unique place in American literature Famous as a poet, he also penned short stories that are masterpieces of terror and suspense, infused with the horror and dread he knew from his feverish dreams and persistent fears of death Fortunately for lovers of mystery, Poe was attracted by logic and analysis as well as fantasy Fascinated by thEdgar Allan Poe 1809 1849 holds a unique place in American literature Famous as a poet, he also penned short stories that are masterpieces of terror and suspense, infused with the horror and dread he knew from his feverish dreams and persistent fears of death Fortunately for lovers of mystery, Poe was attracted by logic and analysis as well as fantasy Fascinated by the narrative possibilities of tracking the perpetrator of a crime, he invented the modern detective story.This superb collection of five stories reveals Poe s virtuoso gifts for both crime fiction and the macabre Two of his most famous tales, The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Purloined Letter, recount the exploits of C Auguste Dupin, the first important fictional detective William Wilson is a chilling tale of crime and evil The two remaining stories, MS Found in a Bottle and The Oblong Box, subtly but relentlessly convey a sense of unease, then dread, then outright terror.

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    1. Edgar Allan Poe

      The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.For information, please see enpedia wiki Edgar_al

    402 thoughts on “Tales of Terror and Detection”


    1. 19th Century language and style of writing makes this a bit difficult to read so I felt like I lost the flow regularly. Still fun to read a little creepy, nothing terrifying though.


    2. I haven't read much the book with this genre. It's classic, and two of the stories about detective which is involved Auguste Lupin in it. Things that bothered me so much is the translation. And of course the way the stories go. In Indonesia, we call it 'bertele-tele'. -_- Btw, ini kenapa jadi sok nginggris sih? *bingung sendiri* Apa mungkin bertele-tele memang khas klasik? Perasaan nggak juga Klasik memang kadang bertele-tele, tapi banyak buku genre klasik yang meskipun demikian masih enak dibac [...]


    3. Buku ini benar-benar melelahkan untuk dibaca. Sebagian besar kurasa karena penterjemahannya yang membuat tiap kalimatnya sulit dimengerti. Memang, aku hanya membaca 2 kisah: Misteri Marie Roget dan Surat Yang Hilang karena keduanya menampilkan si detektif C. Auguste Dupin. Entah apakah karakter Dupin yang bikin kedua kisah ini jadi membosankan ya? Karena di keduanya, Poe menitik beratkan proses pemikiran Poe terhadap misterinya, yang mengandalkan banyak logika dan sangat berbelit-belit. Terutama [...]


    4. Akhirnya aku menamatkan buku ini juga. Setelah berjuang dengan pikiran sendiri bahwa aku, paling tidak, harus menamatian buku ini untuk mengenal penulisnya.Ya, ini kali pertama aku membaca Edgar Allan Poe. Buku ini pemberian dari seorang teman di dunia maya, beberapa waktu lalu ketika ia mampir ke Jakarta.Dari sekian banyak buku yang temanku itu bawa, aku memilih buku inin Pasalnya, jauh sebelumnya ada seorang teman, yang kita katakan saja, memberiku Kisah-Kisah Tengah Malam -- buku Edgar Allan [...]


    5. This book had been on my shelf since college, purchased in a bookstore in Alexandria, Virginia, that featured a spinning turnstile of Dover Thrift Editions. I stacked them high and burned through the other selections, including Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground which remains high on my loved list. This one, though, I opened but never read. Unfortunately I was not missing much. These do feel like the early sketches of an artist, which I usually love, but here, not so much. Not scary enough [...]


    6. Not a complete snoozer, but certainly inferior to Dover's other Poe story compilation, The Gold-Bug and Other Tales, which is solid from start to finish. The two closing stories are the best in this collection by far: The Oblong Box and The Purloined Letter. The rest is pretty dry, humourless and overly cerebral stuff. While Poe's Dupin mysteries deserve credit for setting the template for Sherlock Holmes, the blandness of the Marie Roget story makes it clear why Holmes enjoys much greater popul [...]


    7. Poe has unique point of view. He focused on detail that people might used to be ignored, it makes his every story different. Unexpected ending, feels like told us -the readers- not to act like you know it all.But i think my mind is just too simple to digest his complicated tales, i am dizzy of it! Haha


    8. This man is a GENIUS.His understanding of the criminal mastermind, is absolutely brilliant.Sometimes, it's hard to follow every single step, but I'm completely blown away by his clever writing!


    9. Wow. It has been a long time since I have read Edgar Allan Poe. I remember I used to read everything of his. The very short book has his more cerebral writings and his more colloquial writings. The cerebral takes a bit more concentration to get through naturally, but it's still fun.



    10. meh. i got tired of it and other books pushed this one out of the way before i could finish it. i felt there was barely any terror or detection.




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