Edgar Allan Poe: Collected Works (Leather-bound Classics) (Leather / fine binding)
Ephemeral and evocative, mysterious and macabre. It’s easy to overlook classics like these in favor of something shiny and new, but I guarantee modern writers look to Poe for inspiration, so why not go to the source yourself? I can’t overstate how influential the stories of Edgar Allan Poe have been on my taste in reading and my own writing style. Every so often I pull down my collection and am immediately reminded why these are classics in the first place. The Masque of the Red Death and the Fall of the House of Usher in particular linger in my mind long after I’ve put the book down. If you’re one of the poor tortured souls who got stuck with mediocre English teachers, cry out in the night no longer!
-Tom— From Neat November Staff Picks
No library's complete without the classics! This new, enhanced leather-bound edition collects some of the most influential stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe.
Edgar Allan Poe was a master of tales of the mysterious and macabre. From the eerie incantations of “The Raven” to the persistent fright of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” his stories and poems are unforgettable explorations of the darker side of life that still offer lessons and insight into human behavior today. This Canterbury Classics edition of Edgar Allan Poe collects some of his best-known work—from “Annabel Lee” to “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “Lenore” to “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and many more. With an impressive leather cover, specially designed endpapers, and an essay by a Poe scholar, Edgar Allan Poe is the perfect introduction for new readers and the perfect resource for devoted fans.Poe's writings were truly original—and this unique book is the perfect look at his uncommon genius.
About the Author
Born on January 19, 1809, Edgar Allan Poe has become synonymous with writing described as mysterious and macabre. Also credited with originating the detective-fiction genre, Poe is considered part of the American Romantic Movement. A very celebrated poet, short story writer, and Gothic novelist, Poe died in 1849.
A. J. Odasso’s poetry has appeared in a variety of publications, including Sybil’s Garage, Mythic Delirium, Midnight Echo, Not One of Us, Dreams & Nightmares, Goblin Fruit, Strange Horizons, Stone Telling, Farrago’s Wainscot, Liminality, Battersea Review, Barking Sycamores, and New England Review of Books. A.J.’s debut collection, Lost Books (Flipped Eye Publishing), was nominated for the 2010 London New Poetry Award and was also a finalist for the 2010–11 People’s Book Prize. Her second collection with Flipped Eye, The Dishonesty of Dreams, was released in 2014; her third collection, Things Being What They Are, was shortlisted for the 2017 Sexton Prize. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Boston University, and works in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico. A.J. has served in the Poetry Department at Strange Horizons since 2012. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.