Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by Academy Award-winning director of The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro
 
Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s short story “Sardonicus,” considered by Stephen King to be “perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.

The Raven

The Raven: Tales and Poems is a landmark new anthology of Poe’s work, which defied convention, shocked readers, and confounded critics. This selection of Poe’s writings demonstrates 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. The title narrative poem, maybe Poe’s most famous work, follows a man’s terrifying descent into madness after the loss of a lover.
At last, America’s Master Storyteller joins the ranks of Delphi Classics’ scholarly collections. This is the COMPLETE WORKS of the great literary giant Edgar Allan Poe. Now you can truly own Poe’s immense and diverse works on your eReading device. (Version 6)

* the COMPLETE poetry, with special Chronological and Alphabetical contents tables
* the COMPLETE tales, with its own Chronological and Alphabetical contents tables
* brief but informative introductions to many poems, tales and other texts
* images of how the books first appeared, giving your EReader a taste of the original texts
* Poe’s rare unfinished play POLITIAN, with perfect formatting
* BOTH of Poe’s novels, including the very rare unfinished novel THE JOURNAL OF JULIUS RODMAN
* many short stories and poems are presented with their original illustrations
* Every non-fiction essay – even the rare ones recently discovered – available in no other digital collection
* many images relating to Poe, his life and works
* INCLUDES with the Complete Letters – spend hours perusing Poe’s personal correspondence!
* the letters have separate tables to help you find whatever letter you want easily
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* four biographical works exploring Poe’s mysterious life, including the infamous memoir by Griswold
* criticism section, featuring essays by other famous writers examining Poe’s contribution to literature
* features Poe’s contributions to THE CONCHOLOGIST’S FIRST BOOK

The eBook also includes a front no-nonsense table of contents to allow easy navigation around Poe’s oeuvre.

Contents

The Poetry Collections
TAMERLANE AND OTHER POEMS
AL AARAAF, TAMERLANE AND MINOR POEMS
POEMS, 1831
THE RAVEN AND OTHER POEMS
UNCOLLECTED POEMS

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Novels
THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM OF NANTUCKET
THE JOURNAL OF JULIUS RODMAN

The Play
POLITIAN

The Essays
INDEX OF THE COMPLETE ESSAYS

The Non-Fiction
THE CONCHOLOGIST’S FIRST BOOK
THE LITERATI
MARGINALIA
FIFTY SUGGESTIONS
A CHAPTER ON AUTOGRAPHY

The Letters
INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS
INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS, LETTERS AND DATES

The Criticism
EDGAR A. POE by James Russell Lowell.
AN EXTRACT FROM ‘FIGURES OF SEVERAL CENTURIES’ by Arthur Symons
AN EXTRACT FROM ‘LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORS’ by Andrew Lang
THE CENTENARY OF EDGAR ALLAN POE by Edmund Gosse
FROM POE TO VALÉRY by T.S. Eliot

The Biographies
THE STORY OF EDGAR ALLAN POE by Sherwin Cody
THE DREAMER by Mary Newton Stanard
MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR by Rufus Wilmot Griswold
DEATH OF EDGAR A. POE. by N. P. Willis

In his thriller stories Edgar Allan Poe tries to show psychic side of the crime from the inside. He is not interested in social roots of the crime, but in unmotivated actions that go beyond normal behavior of a person in the society. Nevertheless, in a series of stories while describing the acts committed by characters under influence of “contradiction demon” or “perversion demon”, Poe puts in rational reasons. For example, the character from the story The Black Cat understands that his brain is poisoned with alcohol, and as a result his mental health and temper were injured. But this reasoning is too plain and trivial for the thriller. Narrating on behalf of the criminal, Poe brings actions under the control of contradiction demon. Combination of plans puts volume to the stories the events are at the same time rational and not, motivated and incredibly paradoxical.

Edgar Allan Poe is also famous for such works as ''The Raven'', "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Masque of the Red Death", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Gold-Bug", "The Black Cat", "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar", "Hop-Frog" and many more.

Edgar Allan Poe is also famous for such works as ''The Raven'', "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Masque of the Red Death", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Gold-Bug", "The Black Cat" and many more.

THE TALES 1. METZENGERSTEIN 2. THE DUC DE L'OMELETTE. 3. A TALE OF JERUSALEM. 4. LOSS OF BREATH. 5. BON-BON. 6. MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE. 7. THE ASSIGNATION. 8. BERENICE. 9. MORELLA. 10. LIONIZING. 11 To 12 THE UNPARALLELED ADVENTURES OF ONE HANS PFAAL. 13. KING PEST. 14. SHADOW—A PARABLE. 15. FOUR BEASTS IN ONE—THE HOMO-CAMELEOPARD. 16. MYSTIFICATION. 17. SILENCE—A FABLE. 18. LIGEIA. 19. HOW TO WRITE A BLACKWOOD ARTICLE. 20. A PREDICAMENT. 21. THE DEVIL IN THE BELFRY. 22. THE MAN THAT WAS USED UP. 23. THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. 24. WILLIAM WILSON. 25. THE CONVERSATION OF EIROS AND CHARMION. 26. WHY THE LITTLE FRENCHMAN WEARS HIS HAND IN A SLING. 27. THE BUSINESS MAN. 28. THE MAN OF THE CROWD. 29. THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE. 30. A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTRÖM. 31. THE ISLAND OF THE FAY. 32. THE COLLOQUY OF MONOS AND UNA. 33. NEVER BET THE DEVIL YOUR HEAD. 34. ELEONORA. 35. THREE SUNDAYS IN A WEEK. 36. THE OVAL PORTRAIT. 37. THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. 38. THE LANDSCAPE GARDEN. 39 To 40. THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGÊT. 41. THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM. 42. THE TELL-TALE HEART. 43. THE GOLD-BUG. 44. THE BLACK CAT. 45. DIDDLING. 46. THE SPECTACLES. 47. A TALE OF THE RAGGED MOUNTAINS. 48. THE PREMATURE BURIAL. 49. MESMERIC REVELATION. 50. THE OBLONG BOX. 51. THE ANGEL OF THE ODD. 52. THOU ART THE MAN. 53. THE LITERARY LIFE OF THINGUM BOB, ESQ. 54. THE PURLOINED LETTER. 55. THE THOUSAND-AND-SECOND TALE OF SCHEHERAZADE. 56. SOME WORDS WITH A MUMMY. 57. THE POWER OF WORDS. 58. THE IMP OF THE PERVERSE. 59. THE SYSTEM OF DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER. 60. THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR. 61. THE SPHINX. 62. THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO. 63. THE DOMAIN OF ARNHEIM. 64. MELLONTA TAUTA. 65. HOP-FROG. 66. VON KEMPELEN AND HIS DISCOVERY. 67. X-ING A PARAGRAB. 68. LANDOR'S COTTAGE. THE POEMS 69. INTRODUCTION TO "POEMS 70. POETRY. 71. O, TEMPORA! O, MORES! 72. TAMERLANE. 73. SONG. 74. DREAMS. 75. SPIRITS OF THE DEAD. 76. EVENING STAR. 77. IMITATION. 78. STANZAS. 79. A DREAM. 80. THE HAPPIEST DAY. 81. THE LAKE —— TO ——. 82. TO MARGARET. 83. ALONE. 84. SONNET—TO SCIENCE. 85. AL AARAAF. 86. ROMANCE. 87. TO ——. 88. TO THE RIVER——. 89. TO M——. 90. FAIRY-LAND. 91. TO ISAAC LEA. 92. AN ACROSTIC. 93. ELIZABETH. 94. TO HELEN. 95. ISRAFEL. 96. THE CITY IN THE SEA. 97. THE SLEEPER. 98. A PÆAN. 99. THE VALLEY OF UNREST. 100. ENIGMA. 101. FANNY. 102. THE COLISEUM. 103. SERENADE. 104. TO ONE IN PARADISE. 105. HYMN. 106. MAY QUEEN ODE [Fragment]. 107. SPIRITUAL SONG. 108. LATIN HYMN. 109. BRIDAL BALLAD. 110. TO ZANTE. 111. THE HAUNTED PALACE. 112. SILENCE. 113. LINES ON JOE LOCKE. 114. THE CONQUEROR WORM. 115. LENORE. 116. A CAMPAIGN SONG. 117. DREAM-LAND. 118. IMPROMPTU. TO KATE CAROL. 119. TO F——. 120. EULALIE. 121. EPIGRAM FOR WALL STREET. 122. THE RAVEN. 123. THE DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS. 124. TO FRANCES S. OSGOOD. 125. A VALENTINE. 126. BELOVED PHYSICIAN. 127. DEEP IN EARTH. 128. TO MARIE LOUISE (SHEW). 129. ULALUME. 130. LINES ON ALE. 131. TO MARIE LOUISE (SHEW). 132. AN ENIGMA. 133. TO HELEN. 134. A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM. 135. ELDORADO. 136. FOR ANNIE. 137. TO MY MOTHER. 138. ANNABEL LEE. 139. THE BELLS.
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