"The Essential Tales and Poems" is a large, yet thorough, collection of the poems and stories written by horror master Edgar Allen Poe. Admirers will be happy to see Poe's most famous works present in the collection: «The Fall of the House of Usher,» «The Pit and the Pendulum,» «The Tell-Tale Heart,» and «The Cask of Amontillado.» These works have struck fear in audiences for generations, solidifying Poe's place in the American literature canon. Fans of Poe will not be disappointed with the additional selection of works present in «The Essential Tales and Poems;» «Fairy Land,» «The Raven,» and «Annabel Lee» are just three of the seventeen poems, accompanied by thirty-three short stories. The anthology even includes Poe's novel «The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym» to round out the selection. Poe's works frequent the topics of death, mourning, and dark romanticism, all of which made him unpopular with the Romantic poets and writers of his time. They claimed that his works lacked elegance and propriety. Poe himself was wary of the work that was overly transcendental and romantic, and he thoroughly enjoyed writing Gothic horror. Poe's stories were wildly popular with audiences, and his tales and poems remained consistently popular throughout the next 150 years. Now, Poe's stylish prose and poetry is adored and emulated by readers of all genres. Readers who want to enjoy the best of his talent will find great pleasure in «The Essential Tales and Poems.»
For lovers of gothic American literature, horror, mystery, or suspense, consider the nine gripping stories contained within the Edgar Allen Poe collection «The Gold-Bug and Other Tales.» Two mysteries and seven murders, all coming from various points in Poe's writing career, make this anthology a valuable addition to any literature collection. «The Gold-Bug» is set in South Carolina and follows the tale of a man and his servant as they embark on a madness-induced journey for buried treasure. The story hinges on the reader's ability to break a code in order to figure out a secret message. «The Murders in the Rue Morgue,» known as the world's first detective story, makes the audience look for a non-human explanation of a double homicide in France. The puzzle involves a murderer who spoke no language known to man, and a hair left at the crime scene that was not human. Other popular Poe stories are included in the collection, such as «The Fall of the House of Usher,» «The Masque of the Red Death,» «The Pit and the Pendulum,» and «The Cask of Amontillado.» Readers will enjoy Poe's twisted sense of horror and the Gothic style, both of which have entranced audiences for the better part of two centuries.
Readers will recognize their favorite horror stories in the collection «The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings.» Edgar Allen Poe was a master of suspense, horror, and mystery, and his stories, while truly terrifying, are also delightfully entertaining. In «The Tell-Tale Heart,» the narrator has just killed a man and buried him under his floor. As he sits right above the body, he begins to hear the dead man's heart thumping loudly in his ears. Guilt and paranoia flood the narrator, and the audience experiences the narrator's plunge into madness as his fears begin to manifest. Many of Poe's other popular works are included in the anthology, such as «The Fall of the House of Usher» and «The Cask of Amontillado.» Murder is a theme in both the works, though Poe executes his characters in decidedly different ways. Still, madness, anger, and retribution all make their way into the majority of Poe's works. Also in the collection are select poems such as «Lenore» and «The Raven.» Both stories tell tales of death and lost love about two different women named Lenore; Poe's poems mourn these characters, making his words even more poetic and poignant. He speaks through his verses to convey his devastated feelings of despair. For these and all the included works, «The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings» is a must-have for every horror or suspense fan.
Some of the most popular horror and mystery stories of all time are collected together here in “The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe.” A master of the macabre, Poe exhibits his literary prowess in these chilling and classic tales. Included in this collection is “The Fall of the House of Usher,” the story of a man and his sister who suffer from a strange, debilitating illness. Her death drives him to the point of madness as their fragile mansion falls along with the Usher family line. One of Poe’s most famous stories, it is a masterpiece of Gothic literature. Also included in this collection is “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” considered one of the world’s first detective stories, which concerns the curious circumstances surrounding a double homicide in France. The emotional tone of fear and trepidation evoked in Poe’s work has often been imitated but seldom duplicated. The influence of Poe’s writing cannot be overstated, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once wrote, in his short stories there “is a root from which a whole literature has developed.” This collection includes twenty-eight of Poe’s best tales, an introduction by Edmund Clarence Stedman, a biographical afterword, and is illustrated by Harry Clarke.
From Mark Twain to O. Henry, from Saki to Washington Irving—The Classic Humor Megapack reels in no less than 45 classic short stories and poems sure to amuse. Read and laugh! <P> Included are: <P> THE STRIKE OF ONE, by Elliott Flower<BR> THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY, by Mark Twain<BR> A DOUBLE-DYED DECEIVER, by O. Henry<BR> LAURA, by Saki<BR> TEETH IS TEETH, by Ellis Parker Butler<BR> ARAMINTA AND THE AUTOMOBILE, by Charles Battell Loomis<BR> THE RHYME OF THE CHIVALROUS SHARK, by Wallace Irwin (poem)<BR> ESPECIALLY MEN, by George Randolph Chester<BR> THE ANGEL OF THE ODD, by Edgar Allan Poe<BR> THE SIEGE OF DJKLXPRWBZ, by Ironquill (poem)<BR> THE SCHOOLMASTER’S PROGRESS, by Caroline M.S. Kirkland<BR> THE WATKINSON EVENING, by Eliza Leslie<BR> THE MILLIONAIRES, by Max Adeler<BR> THE WICKED ZEBRA, by Frank Roe Batchelder (poem)<BR> TITBOTTOM’S SPECTACLES, by George William Curtis<BR> MY DOUBLE; AND HOW HE UNDID ME, by Edward Everett Hale<BR> A VISIT TO THE ASYLUM FOR AGED AND DECAYED PUNSTERS, by Oliver Wendell Holmes<BR> AS GOOD AS A PLAY, by Horace E. Scudder<BR> THE CRIMSON CORD, by Ellis Parker Butler<BR> WANTED—A COOK, by Alan Dale<BR> MRS. JOHNSON, by William Dean Howells<BR> COLONEL STERETT’S PANTHER HUNT, by Alfred Henry Lewis<BR> UNSATISFIED YEARNING, by R. K. Munkittrick (poem)<BR> WOUTER VAN TWILLER, by Washington Irving<BR> THE EXPERIENCES OF THE A.C., by Bayard Taylor<BR> THE CHAMPION CHECKER-PLAYER OF AMERIKY, by James Whitcomb Riley<BR> ELDER BROWN’S BACKSLIDE, by Harry Stillwell Edwards<BR> THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE OF MR. PINK FLUKER, by Richard Malcolm Johnston<BR> THE NICE PEOPLE, by Henry Cuyler Bunner<BR> THE BULLER-PODINGTON COMPACT, by Frank R. Stockton<BR> COLONEL STARBOTTLE FOR THE PLAINTIFF, by Bret Harte<BR> THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES, by O. Henry<BR> AN EVENING MUSICALE, by May Isabel Fisk<BR> BARGAIN DAY AT TUTT HOUSE, by George Randolph Chester<BR> THE LITTLE FRENCHMAN AND HIS WATER LOTS, by George Pope Morris<BR> THE GRAMMATICAL BOY, by Bill Nye<BR> A CALL, by Grace MacGowan Cooke<BR> HOW THE WIDOW WON THE DEACON, by William James Lampton<BR> THE INVENTIONS OF THE IDIOT, by John Kendrick Bangs<BR> THE HEN, by Saki<BR> THREE MEN IN A BOAT (To Say Nothing of the Dog), by Jerome K. Jerome<BR> WHO DO YOU THINK DID IT? by Stephen Leacock<BR> OLD POLKA DOT’S DAUGHTER, by Bill Nye<BR> THE RUBÀIYÀT OF OHOW DRYYÀM, by J. L. Duff (poem)<BR> THE GOLFER’S RUBÁIYÁT, by H. W. Boynton (poem) <P> And don't forget to search this ebook store for «Wildside Megapack» to see all the entries in the Megapack series – including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, classics, and much, much more!
The Classic American Short Story Megapack (Volume 1) assembles 34 of the greatest stories ever written by American authors – including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, Bret Harte, Sherwood Anderson, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Jack London, and Stephen Crane. Includes multiple stories per author, their most famous short works, along with biographical notes. <P> Complete contents:<P> YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN, by Nathaniel Hawthorne<BR> THE CELESTIAL RAILROAD, by Nathaniel Hawthorne<BR> THE GREAT STONE FACE, by Nathaniel Hawthorne<BR> ETHAN BRAND, by Nathaniel Hawthorne<BR> RIP VAN WINKLE, by Washington Irving<BR> THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, by Washington Irving<BR> AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A POCKET-HANDKERCHIEF by James Fenimore Cooper<BR> THE DAMNED THING, by Ambrose Bierce<BR> AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK, by Ambrose Bierce<BR> THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, by Edgar Allan Poe<BR> THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO, by Edgar Allan Poe<BR> THE PURLOINED LETTER, by Edgar Allan Poe<BR> THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, by Edgar Allan Poe<BR> THE PREMATURE BURIAL, by Edgar Allan Poe<BR> THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, by Edgar Allan Poe<BR> THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP, by Bret Harte<BR> THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT, by Bret Hartev HANDS, by Sherwood Anderson<BR> I’M A FOOL, by Sherwood Anderson<BR> THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG, by Mark Twain<BR> THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY, by Mark Twain<BR> THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, by O. Henry<BR> THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF, by O. Henry<BR> THE COP AND THE ANTHEM, by O. Henry<BR> A RETRIEVED REFORMATION, by O. Henry<BR> THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES, by O. Henry<BR> TO BUILD A FIRE, by Jack London<BR> AN ODYSSEY OF THE NORTH, by Jack London<BR> LOVE OF LIFE, by Jack London<BR> THE HEATHEN, by Jack London<BR> THE PEARLS OF PARLAY, by Jack London<BR> THE BRIDE COMES TO YELLOW SKY, by Stephen Crane<BR> THE MONSTER, by Stephen Crane<BR> THE BLUE HOTEL, by Stephen Crane<P>
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The theme of this Megapack is classic mystery and crime fiction from the Victorian era. We have taken the liberty of extending the qualifying publication dates to the end of World War I, since that event marked more of a turning point in world literature than the advent of the Edwardian Age. Certainly the spirit of Victorian crime fiction continued beyond Queen Victoria. This volume contains 25 stories and 2 bonus novels, offering hours of reading pleasure.<P>THE LENTON CROFT ROBBERIES, by Arthur Morrison<br>THE HOUSE OF CLOCKS, by Anna Katharine Green<br>MISSING: PAGE THIRTEEN, by Anna Katharine Green<br>A JURY OF HER PEERS, by Susan Glaspell<br>THE DONNINGTON AFFAIR, by G.K. Chesterton and Max Pemberton<br>INTRODUCING MR. RAFFLES HOLMES, by John Kendrick Bangs<br>THE ADVENTURE OF THE HERALD PERSONAL, by John Kendrick Bangs<br>THE BIG BOW MYSTERY, By Israel Zangwill<br>THE BURGLAR’S STORY, by W.S. Gilbert<br>CHEATING THE GALLOWS, by Israel Zangwill<br>THE RETURN OF IMRAY, by Rudyard Kipling<br>THE GREAT RUBY ROBBERY, by Grant Allen<br>PROBLEM OF THE STOLEN RUBENS, by Jacques Futrelle<br>MURDER BY PROXY, by M. McDonnell Bodkin<br>THE BLACK BAG LEFT ON A DOOR-STEP, by Catherine Louisa Pirkis<br>THE MYSTERY OF THE FIVE HUNDRED DIAMONDS, by Robert Barr<br>THE GREAT PEGRAM MYSTERY, by Robert Barr<br>THE CASE OF ROGER CARBOYNE, by H. Greenhough Smith<br>THE LAWYER’S STORY OF A STOLEN LETTER, by Wilkie Collins<br>THE PURLOINED LETTER, by Edgar Allan Poe<br>THE LEOPART MAN’S STORY, by Jack London<br>THREE 'DETECTIVE' ANECDOTES, by Charles Dickens<br>THE CROOKED TELLER, by J.P. Buschlen<br>THE PROBLEM OF DEAD WOOD HALL, by Dick Donovan<br>THE BISHOP’S CRIME, by R.C. Lehmann<br>THE MOONSTONE, by Wilkie Collins<br>THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, by Arthur Conan Doyle<P>And don't forget to search this ebook store for «Megapack» to see other volumes in the series, from science fiction to ghost stories to mysteries…and many more!