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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Volume 1

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Edgar Allan Poe An Appreciation
Edgar Allan Poe by James Russell Lowell
Death of Edgar A. Poe by N. P. Willis
The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal
The Gold-bug
Four Beasts in One
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie rogÊt.
The Balloon-hoax
Ms. Found in a Bottle
The Oval Portrait
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Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore— Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of "never—never more!"
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And then the brush was given, and then the tint was placed; and, for one moment, the painter stood entranced before the work which he had wrought; but in the next, while he yet gazed, he grew tremulous and very pallid, and aghast, and crying with a loud voice, 'This is indeed Life itself!' turned suddenly to regard his beloved:—She was dead!"
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BY late accounts from Rotterdam, that city seems to be in a high state of philosophical excitement. Indeed, phenomena have there occurred of a nature so completely unexpected - so entirely novel - so utterly at variance with preconceived opinions - as to leave no doubt on my mind that long ere this all Europe is in an uproar, all physics in a ferment, all reason and astronomy together by the ears.

It appears that on the - day of - (I am not positive about the date), a vast crowd of people, for purposes not specifically mentioned, were assembled in the great square of the Exchange in the well-conditioned city of Rotterdam. The day was warm - unusually so for the season - there was hardly a breath of air stirring; and the multitude were in no bad humor at being now and then besprinkled with friendly showers of momentary duration, that fell from large white masses of cloud which chequered in a fitful manner the blue vault of the firmament. Nevertheless, about noon, a slight but remarkable agitation became apparent in the assembly: the clattering of ten thousand tongues succeeded; and, in an instant afterward, ten thousand faces were upturned toward the heavens, ten thousand pipes descended simultaneously from the corners of ten thousand mouths, and a shout, which could be compared to nothing but the roaring of Niagara, resounded long, loudly, and furiously, through all the environs of Rotterdam.

The origin of this hubbub soon became sufficiently evident. From behind the huge bulk of one of those sharply–defined masses of cloud already mentioned, was seen slowly to emerge into an open area of blue space, a queer, heterogeneous, but apparently solid substance, so oddly shaped, so whimsically put together, as not to be in any manner comprehended, and never to be sufficiently admired, by the host of sturdy burghers who stood open–mouthed below. What could it be? In the name of all the vrows and devils in Rotterdam, what could it possibly portend? No one knew, no one could imagine; no one - not even the burgomaster Mynheer Superbus Von Underduk - had the slightest clew by which to unravel the mystery; so, as nothing more reasonable could be done, every one to a man replaced his pipe carefully in the corner of his mouth, and cocking up his right eye towards the phenomenon, puffed, paused, waddled about, and grunted significantly - then waddled back, grunted, paused, and finally - puffed again.

 

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 26-Sep-2011
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This, the first of 5 volumes containing Poe's works, contains 8 of his short stories as well as reflections, critiques, and eulogies by others.
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 01-Jan-2014
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Volume two of the complete works in five volumes from one of the leaders of the American Romantics. Macabre parties in isolated castles … Gruesome bestial murders … Talking ravens, hellish black pits, innocents buried alive … Prepare to be chilled and enthralled by the haunting genius of the acknowledged master of gothic horror and suspense, Edgar Allan Poe. Included in this volume are; An Appreciation, Life of Poe, by James Russell Lowell, Death of Poe, by N. P. Willis, The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfall, The Gold Bug, Four Beasts in One, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt, The Balloon Hoax, MS. Found in a Bottle and The Oval Portrait.
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Edgar Allan Poe  
Birth: 19 Jan 1809 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 07 Oct 1849 Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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