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The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

Authors: Poe, Edgar Allan
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC004000, FIC027040
ISBN: 9781101042496, Related ISBNs: 0451531051, 1101042494, 9780451531056, 9781101042496
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 144,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Explore the transcendent world of unity and ultimate beauty in Edgar Allan Poe’s verse in this complete poetry collection.

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
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