Free Download PDF The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Timeless Classics, 5)
Part of the Timeless Classics series, The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe contains every known tale written by the famous gothic American writer.
Poe’s often macabre and dark works, which span the years from 1827 to his death in 1849, include “The Raven,” “The Black Cat,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “Annabelle Lee.”
For Poe fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition features a gorgeous deckled edge, ribbon marker, and foil and deboss details on a vibrantly colored case, and includes over 70 of Poe’s short stories, more than 40 melodious poems, and his only full-length novel, The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. In addition, it also includes a compelling introduction by notable historian and biographer Daniel Stashower.
- The Unparalleled Adventure Of One Hans Pfaall The Balloon-Hoax
- Mesmeric Revelation
- Ms. Found In A Bottle
- A Descent Into The Maelström
- Von Kempelen And His Discovery
- The Gold-Bug
- The Facts In The Case Of M. Valdemar
- The Thousand-And-Second Tale Of Scheherazade The Murders In The Rue Morgue
- The Mystery Of Marie Rogêt
- The Fall Of The House Of Usher
- The Purloined Letter
- The Tell-Tale Heart
- The Black Cat
- The Imp Of The Perverse
- The Premature Burial
- The Island Of The Fay
- The Cask Of Amontillado
- The Pit And The Pendulum
- The Oval Portrait
- The Masque Of The Red Death
- The Assignation
- The System Of Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether Mystification
- How To Write A Blackwood Article
- A Predicament
- The Literary Life Of Thingum Bob, Esq.
- X-Ing A Paragrab
- The Angel Of The Odd
- Loss Of Breath
- The Business Man
- Mellonta Tauta
- The Man That Was Used Up
- Maelzel’s Chess-Player
- The Power Of Words
- The Conversation Of Eiros And Charmion
- The Colloquy Of Monos And Una
- Silence—A Fable
- Shadow—A Parable
- A Tale Of Jerusalem
- Philosophy Of Furniture
- The Sphinx
- The Man Of The Crowd
- “Thou Art The Man”
- Never Bet The Devil Your Head
- Four Beasts In One
- The Raven
- A Valentine
- The Coliseum
- To Helen
- An Enigma
- Annabel Lee
- To One In Paradise The Bells
- To My Mother
- The Haunted Palace The Conqueror Worm To F—S S. O—D
- The Valley Of Unrest The City In The Sea The Sleeper
- A Dream Within A Dream Silence
- To Zante
- Bridal Ballad
- For Annie
- Scenes From “Politian”
The Timeless Classics series from Rock Point brings together the works of classic authors from around the world. Complete and unabridged, these elegantly designed gift editions feature luxe, patterned endpapers, ribbon markers, and foil and deboss details on vibrantly colored cases. Celebrate these beloved works of literature as true standouts in your personal library collection.
From the Publisher
In May of 1829, at the age of twenty, Edgar Allan Poe sent the manuscript of a lengthy poem to a Philadelphia publisher, along with a heartfelt letter. “If the poem is published,” he wrote, “succeed or not, I am ‘irrecoverably a poet.’” It was a telling phrase, signaling not only the degree of his commitment to his art but also the many difficulties he had already faced in his life.
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall
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.
The great problem is at length solved! The air, as well as the earth and the ocean, has been subdued by science, and will become a common and convenient highway for mankind. The Atlantic has been actually crossed in a Balloon! and this too without difficulty— without any great apparent danger—with thorough control of the machine—and in the inconceivably brief period of seventy-five hours from shore to shore! By the energy of an agent at Charleston, S.C., we are enabled to be the first to furnish the public with a detailed account of this most extraordinary voyage, which was performed between Saturday, the 6th instant, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Tuesday, the 9th instant, by Sir Everard Bringhurst; Mr. Osborne, a nephew of Lord Bentinck’s; Mr. Monck Mason and Mr. Robert Holland, the well-known aëronauts; Mr. Harrison Ainsworth, author of “Jack Sheppard,” etc.; and Mr. Henson, the projector of the late unsuccessful flying machine—with two seamen from Woolwich—in all, eight persons.
Whatever doubt may still envelop the rationale of mesmerism, its startling facts are now almost universally admitted. Of these latter, those who doubt, are your mere doubters by profession an unprofitable and disreputable tribe. There can be no more absolute waste of time than the attempt to prove, at the present day, that man, by mere exercise of will, can so impress his fellow, as to cast him into an abnormal condition, in which the phenomena resemble very closely those of death, or at least resemble them more nearly than they do the phenomena of any other normal condition within our cognizance; that, while in this state, the person so impressed employs only with effort, and then feebly, the external organs of sense, yet perceives, with keenly refined perception, and through channels supposed unknown, matters beyond the scope of the physical organs; that, moreover, his intellectual faculties are wonderful.
MS. Found in a Bottle
Of my country and of my family I have little to say. Ill usage and length of years have driven me from the one, and estranged me from the other. Hereditary wealth afforded me an education of no common order, and a contemplative turn of mind enabled me to methodise the stores which early study diligently garnered up. Beyond all things, the works of the German moralists gave me great delight; not from my ill-advised admiration of their eloquent madness, but from the ease with which my habits of rigid thoughts enabled me to detect their falsities.
A Descent into the Maelström
We had now reached the summit of the loftiest crag. For some minutes the old man seemed too much exhausted to speak. “Not long ago,” said he at length, “and I could have guided you on this route as well as the youngest of my sons; but, about three years past, there happened to me an event such as never happened before to mortal man—or at least such as no man ever survived to tell of—and the six hours of deadly terror which I then endured have broken me up body and soul. You suppose me a very old man—but I am not. It took less than a single day to change these hairs from a jetty black to white, to weaken my limbs, and to unstring my nerves, so that I tremble at the least exertion, and am frightened at a shadow. Do you know I can scarcely look over this little cliff without getting giddy?”
Von Kempelen and his Discovery
After the very minute and elaborate paper by Arago, to say nothing of the summary in Silliman’s Journal, with the detailed statement just published by Lieutenant Maury, it will not be supposed, of course, that in offering a few hurried remarks in reference to Von Kempelen’s discovery, I have any design to look at the subject in a scientific point of view. My object is simply, in the first place, to say a few words of Von Kempelen himself (with whom, some years ago, I had the honor of a slight personal acquaintance), since every thing which concerns him must necessarily, at this moment, be of interest; and, in the second place, to look in a general way, and speculatively, at the results of the discovery.
Many years ago, I contracted an intimacy with a Mr. William Legrand. He was of an ancient Huguenot family, and had once been wealthy; but a series of misfortunes had reduced him to want. To avoid the mortification consequent upon his disasters, he left New Orleans, the city of his forefathers, and took up his residence at Sullivan’s Island, near Charleston, South Carolina.
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
Of course I shall not pretend to consider it any matter for wonder, that the extraordinary case of M. Valdemar has excited discussion. It would have been a miracle had it not—especially under the circumstances. Through the desire of all parties concerned, to keep the affair from the public, at least for the present, or until we had further opportunities for investigation —through our endeavors to effect this—a garbled or exaggerated account made its way into society, and became the source of many unpleasant misrepresentations; and, very naturally, of a great deal of disbelief.
Publisher:Rock Point (August 11, 2020)
Item Weight:2.95 pounds
Dimensions:6.95 x 2.25 x 9.6 inches