Thirty-two Stories

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Hackett Publishing, 2000 - 385 Seiten

America's most influential literary figure worldwide is familiar to most readers of short fiction through only about a dozen stories. This is because many of Poe's tales depend on knowledge a reader in 1835 or 1845 might have had that a typical reader in 2000 would not. In this extensively annotated and meticulously edited selection of Poe's short fiction, Stuart Levine and Susan F. Levine connect Poe to major literary forces of his era and to the rapidly changing U.S. of the 1830s and 1840s, discussing Shelley, Carlyle, Byron, Emerson, and Hawthorne, as well as the railroad, photography, and the telegraph. In the process, they reveal a Poe immersed in the America of his day--its politics, science, technology, best-selling books, biases, arts, journalism, fads, scandals, and even sexual mores--and render accessible all thirty-two stories included here. The general Introduction, the headnote to each story, and the annotations included in this volume have been extensively revised from the editors' critically acclaimed editions of the complete short fiction: The Short Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe: An Annotated Edition (1976, 1990).

 

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Inhalt

Metzengerstein
1
The Duc De LOmelette
9
MS Found in a Bottle
16
The Assignation
26
Shadow
42
Silence
48
Ligeia
54
How to Write a Blackwood Article
68
The Domain of Arnheim
200
The TellTale Heart
216
The Black Cat
248
The Purloined Letter
256
The BalloonHoax
272
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob Esq
284
Some Words with a Mummy
303
The Power of Words
318

The Fall of the House of Usher
87
William Wilson
104
The Man of the Crowd
120
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
130
A Descent into the Maelström
159
Eleonora
174
The Masque of the Red Death
181
The Pit and the Pendulum
188
The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar
329
The Cask of Amontillado
339
Mellonta Tauta
346
HopFrog
361
Von Kempelen and His Discovery
370
Bibliography
379
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Über den Autor (2000)

Stuart Levine is Professor Emeritus of English, University of Kansas.

Dr. Susan F. Levine is former Assistant Dean in the Graduate School, University of Kansas.

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