Der Bremer Krimistammtisch um Jürgen Alberts und Toby Martins sowie bekannte Autorinnen und Autoren wie Regula Venske, Jürgen Ehlers, Peter Gerdes und Eva Lirot haben sich der Abgründe angenommen, die sich bei näherem Hinsehen in den Gewölben des Ratskellers auftun, und 21 packende, poetische und provozierende Geschichten verfasst, die dem Begründer der modernen Kriminalliteratur, Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849), zur Ehre gereichen würden.
So ist auch sein Alkohol-Krimi „Das Fass Amontillado“, der dieses Jahr sein 170-Jähriges Erscheinen feiert, ebenso enthalten wie besondere Rezepte von Arnd Feye, dem Chefkoch des Bremer Ratskellers.
All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book.
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door —
Only this, and nothing more." ― Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
This collection from the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, is sure to scare and delight readers.
• All 25 illustrations by Gustave Doré for Harper & Brothers’ 1884 edition
• An informative Introduction
• A detailed Biography of Edgar Allan Poe
• The illustrated version and text-only version of the full poem
poem has ever received the kind of immediate and overwhelming response
that Poe’s “The Raven” did when it first appeared in the New York
Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845. It made Poe an overnight sensation
(though his great fame never brought him much wealth) and the poem, a
powerfully haunting elegy to lost love, remains one of the most beloved
and recognizable verses in the English language. The illustrations that
accompany this Top Five Classics edition are reproductions of the
renowned French artist Gustave Doré’s steel-plate engravings created for
Harper & Brothers’ 1884 release of The Raven. It would be Doré’s
last commission as he died shortly after completing the 25 illustrations
in January 1883. His illustrations would become famous in their own
right, evoking as they do the lyrical and mystical air of Poe’s
Although best known for his short stories, Edgar Allan Poe was by nature and choice a poet. From his exquisite lyric “To Helen,” to his immortal masterpieces, “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells,” and “The Raven,” Poe stands beside the celebrated English romantic poets Shelley, Byron, and Keats, and his haunting, sensuous poetic vision profoundly influenced the Victorian giants Swinburne, Tennyson, and Rossetti.
Today his dark side speaks eloquently to contemporary readers in poems such as “The Haunted Palace” and “The Conqueror Worm,” with their powerful images of madness and the macabre. But even at the end of his life, Poe reached out to his art for comfort and courage, giving us in “Eldorado” a talisman to hold during our darkest moments—a timeless gift from a great American writer.
Includes an Introduction by Jay Parini
and an Afterword by April Bernard
From the Paperback edition.
69 Tales, including:
• The Tell-Tale Heart
• The Murders in the Rue Morgue
• The Fall of the House of Usher
• The Masque of the Red Death
• The Pit and the Pendulum
• The Purloined Letter
• The Black Cat
• The Cask of Amontillado
74 Poems, including:
• The Raven
• The Conqueror Worm
• The Bells
• Al Aaraaf
• Annabel Lee
• Poe’s only complete novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
• His incomplete novel, The Journal of Julius Rodman
• His unfinished tragedy in verse, Politian
• 11 significant essays & sketches, including “The Balloon-Hoax,” “The Rationale of Verse,” and Eureka
• More than 90 large illustrations from Gustave Doré, Harry Clarke, Edmund Dulac, and others
• Annotated translations of passages in French, Latin, Greek or other foreign languages, along with Poe’s own notes
• Alphabetical, linked title index and detailed author biography
Whether you are new to Edgar Allan Poe or a student of his work, this illustrated/annotated edition is a must-have for your ebook library.
* 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.
The Poetry Collections
TAMERLANE AND OTHER POEMS
AL AARAAF, TAMERLANE AND MINOR POEMS
THE RAVEN AND OTHER POEMS
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM OF NANTUCKET
THE JOURNAL OF JULIUS RODMAN
INDEX OF THE COMPLETE ESSAYS
THE CONCHOLOGIST’S FIRST BOOK
A CHAPTER ON AUTOGRAPHY
INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS
INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS, LETTERS AND DATES
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 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
‘Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart – one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which gives direction to the character of Man.’
Including Poe’s most terrifying, grotesque and haunting short stories, Tales of Mystery and Imagination is the ultimate collection of the infamous author’s macabre works.
Considered to be one of the earliest American writers to encapsulate the genre of detective-fiction, the collection features some of his most popular tales.‘The Gold-Bug’ is the only tale that was popular in his lifetime, whereas ‘The Black Cat’, ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’ and ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ became more widely read after his death.
Focussing on the internal conflict of individuals, the power of the dead over the living, and psychological explorations of darker human emotion that appear to anticipate Sigmund Freud’s later theories on the psyche, Poe’s Gothic terror stories are considered masterpieces the world over.