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The Complete Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe (Annotated) (69 stories) Kindle Edition

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Length: 262 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 2298 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Di Lernia Publishers (September 2, 2010)
  • Publication Date: September 2, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041T5AOW
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Fussy but Fair on June 18, 2011
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There are so many choices here with respect to Edgar Allan Poe - at least among the $1.00 and under selections - it was hard to settle on which collection would be the most satisfying. Ultimately, I recommend this one, noting that all have pluses and minuses. This is a great (supposedly complete) collection with quality formatting and an interactive table of contents that lists the stories alphabetically, as well as by year. Having both makes it easy to put Poe's writings in perspective chronologically, while maintaining easy navigation. By the way, if you sample the book, you need to select "cover" in the "go to" menu to see the full ToC. Just page after the cover.

You won't find a biography here, but those of us who love Poe already know it and those who don't will be able to find satisfying bios on the web. The only true negative that kept me from giving this 5 stars is the lack of annotations for various foreign phrases. The other inexpensive Poe collections appear to suffer the same omission but nonetheless, it would have been nice. Definition annotations remain as with most Kindle books.

For me, this Poe compendium gives the opportunity to revisit all the stories I read many years ago at a price that is unbeatable. I don't regret the choice and am happy to stop agonizing over it.
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60 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Phillip O. VINE VOICE on December 25, 2010
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This collection of 69 stories in indexed by both date of publication as well as alphabetically. It also lists all known titles of his stories as some stories are known by different titles. This collection includes:

The Angel of the Odd
The Assignation
The Balloon-Hoax
The Bargain Lost
Berenice
The Black Cat
Bon-Bon
The Business Man
The Cask of Amontillado
The Colloquy of Monos and Una
The Conversation of a Somnambule
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
A Decided Loss
A Descent into the Maelstrom
Destruction of the World
The Devil and the Belfry
Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences
The Domain of Arnheim
A Dream
The Duc de L'Omelette
Eleonora
Epimanies
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
The Fall of the House of Usher
Four Beasts in One
The Gold Bug
Homocameleopard
Hop-Frog
The Horse-Shade
How To Write a Blackwood Article
The Imp of the Perverse
The Island of the Fay
The Journal of Julius Rodman
King Pest
Landor's Cottage
Life in Death
Ligeia
Lionizing
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By RWT on January 24, 2012
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It's nice to have all of Edgar Allen Poe's work in one place at a low cost. The quality of this Kindle edition is adequate, but not great. It's difficult to find the exact story you want to read as the organization is difficult. However, the price is low enough to overlook this issue. If, like me, you want a nice addition of a complete works, this may be for you. Just don't expect that it will be perfect.
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I don't have the education to appreciate all the references that Poe uses, nor do I read Latin and French, but can stumble through most of this. (He sometimes plays off some Latin and French quotes that I'm guessing was in literary and philosophical works he may have read, and were kicked around with friends at the pub, in his U of V days. But that's cake icing and most often not germane to the stories.)

It's been helpful, and educational, for me to read on Kindle because of the dictionary for antiquated words, or familiar words that have different connotations now. I say this as someone with a large vocabulary and as someone reasonably familiar with Elizabethan vocabulary.

The big surprise for me was his humor; Poe can be one sarcastic guy. I haven't read them all but so far only a handful are the expected horror stories.
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By Amazon Customer on September 17, 2013
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I haven't finished this yet, as I keep coming back to it in between my other reading. However, I remember so many of his stories vividly, especially the horror tales, which turned me into a lifelong horror fan starting at the age of 10. Nearly 50 years later, I have enjoyed re-reading them, and it has been my pleasure to discover that his writing encompassed a range of other interests as well. How many people know that he dabbed in satire and published letters to the editor? It's all here. Enjoy!
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By Lydia Moore on March 2, 2013
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Love that this has all of his stories and includes commentaries before each work. The book is set up in the order in which Poe wrote them, so the commentaries tell what was happening in Poe's life at the time. I like that the stories are set in context. I didn't have any problem locating a particular story and going right to it. You just hit the Go To tab and that brings up all of the stories in chronological order. Sweet.
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