The Complete Poetry Of Edgar Allan Poe

Description

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

Details

Author(s)
Edgar Allan Poe, April Bernard, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini
Format
Paperback | 139 pages
Dimensions
105 x 172 x 15.24mm | 75g
Publication date
26 Nov 2009
Publisher
Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint
SIGNET CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0451531051
ISBN13
9780451531056
Bestsellers rank
1,540