The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

Poems, Tales, Essays, and Reviews


Editor: David Galloway

Format
Paperback
Price
$13.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141439815
  • 544 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

This selection of Poe’s critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. “The Fall of the House of Usher” describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In “The Tell Tale Heart”, a murderer’s insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Cask of Amontillado” explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate.

Table of Contents

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other WritingsChronology
Introduction
Further Reading
A Note on the Text

Poems
Stanzas
Sonnet – To Science
Al Aaraaf
Romance
To Helen
Israfel
The City and the Sea
The Sleeper
Lenore
The Valley of Unrest
The Raven
Ulalume
For Annie
A Valentine
Annabel Lee
The Bells

Tales
MS. Found in a Bottle
Ligeia
The Man that was Used Up
The Fall of the House of Usher
William Wilson
The Man of the Crowd
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
A Decent into the Maelström
Eleonora
The Oval Portrait
The Masque of the Red Death
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Gold Bug
The Black Cat
The Purloined Letter
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
The Cask of Amontillado
Hop-Frog

Essays and Reviews
Letter to B–
Georgia Scenes
The Drake-Halleck Review (excerpts)
Watkins Tottle
The Philosophy of Furniture
Wyandotté
Music
Time and Space
Twice-Told Tales
The American Drama (excerpts)
Hazlitt
The Philosophy of Composition
Song-Writing
On Imagination
The Veil of the Soul
The Poetic Principle (excerpts)

Notes

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