Poe Land The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: J. W. Ocker
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581576765
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Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical! Follow the footsteps of the father of American horror fiction. Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity: his life, literature, and legacy are all, well, odd. In Poe-Land, J. W. Ocker explores the physical aspects of Poe’s legacy across the East Coast and beyond, touring Poe’s homes, examining artifacts from his life—locks of his hair, pieces of his coffin, original manuscripts, his boyhood bed—and visiting the many memorials dedicated to him. Along the way, Ocker meets people from a range of backgrounds and professions—actors, museum managers, collectors, historians—who have dedicated some part of their lives to Poe and his legacy. Poe-Land is a unique travelogue of the afterlife of the poet who invented detective fiction, advanced the emerging genre of science fiction, and elevated the horror genre with a mastery over the macabre that is arguably still unrivaled today.

The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allen Poe

Author: J. Gerald Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190641878
Format: PDF, Mobi
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No American author of the early 19th century enjoys a larger international audience than Edgar Allan Poe. Widely translated, read, and studied, he occupies an iconic place in global culture. Such acclaim would have gratified Poe, who deliberately wrote for "the world at large" and mocked the provincialism of strictly nationalistic themes. Partly for this reason, early literary historians cast Poe as an outsider, regarding his dark fantasies as extraneous to American life and experience. Only in the 20th century did Poe finally gain a prominent place in the national canon. Changing critical approaches have deepened our understanding of Poe's complexity and revealed an author who defies easy classification. New models of interpretation have excited fresh debates about his essential genius, his subversive imagination, his cultural insight, and his ultimate impact, urging an expansive reconsideration of his literary achievement. Edited by leading experts J. Gerald Kennedy and Scott Peeples, this volume presents a sweeping reexamination of Poe's work. Forty-five distinguished scholars address Poe's troubled life and checkered career as a "magazinist," his poetry and prose, and his reviews, essays, opinions, and marginalia. The chapters provide fresh insights into Poe's lasting impact on subsequent literature, music, art, comics, and film and illuminate his radical conception of the universe, science, and the human mind. Wide-ranging and thought-provoking, this Handbook reveals a thoroughly modern Poe, whose timeless fables of peril and loss will continue to attract new generations of readers and scholars.

Reading and Interpreting the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Debra Mcarthur
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766073424
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Edgar Allan Poe’s poems and short stories may be familiar to students, but the life that inspired these tales may still remain a mystery. This text provides readers with an understanding of how Poe’s writing was influenced by the time period in which he lived and the circumstances of his tragic life. Students will learn how to ponder, interpret, and comprehend Poe’s work through critical analysis of his themes, word choice, and style and through direct quotations from Poe himself.

Death and Douglas

Author: J. W. Ocker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510724621
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Douglas has grown up around the business of death. Generations of his family have run the Mortimer Family Funeral Home. The mortician and gravediggers are all his buddies. And the display room of caskets is an awesome place for hide and seek. It’s business as usual in Douglas’s small New England town. Until one day an incredibly out of the ordinary murder victim is brought to the funeral home. And more startling: others follow. On the cusp of Halloween, a serial killer has arrived. And unsatisfied with the small-town investigation, Douglas enlists his friends to help him solve the mystery. With sumptuous descriptions of a bucolic town and it’s quirky people, fascinating yet middle grade–appropriate insider information about the funeral process, and a crackling mystery with a heart-pounding conclusion—Death and Douglas has something for readers young and old.

Greenglass House

Author: Kate Milford
Publisher: Verlag Freies Geistesleben
ISBN: 3772541135
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Greenglass House ist nicht irgendein Gasthaus. Es hat im Laufe der Jahre viele Schmuggler beherbergt und ist nur per Standseilbahn zu erreichen. Warum kommen dort mitten im tiefsten Winter lauter seltsame Gäste an? Milo, der chinesische Adoptivsohn der Pines, die das Gasthaus führen, glaubt nicht an einen Zufall – wer könnte das auch bei so vielen rätselhaften Diebstählen? So beginnt er seine Detektivarbeit ... Zusammen mit Meddy, der Tochter der Köchin, entschlüsselt Milo die Hinweise und löst beharrlich die Fäden des sich verdichtenden Gewebes von Geheimnissen. Wenn es ihnen gelingt, die Wahrheit über Greenglass House aufzudecken, erfahren sie vielleicht auch etwas über sich selbst. – So vielen originellen, mysteriösen Personen wie hier begegnet man selten in einem Buch.

Das Ende der Menschheit

Author: Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641204925
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Vierzehn Jahre sind vergangen, seit die Invasion der Marsianer Englands Städte in Schutt und Asche legte. Vierzehn Jahre, seit die Angreifer vom roten Planeten an den Mikroben der Erde zugrunde gingen. Seitdem herrschen Frieden, Wohlstand und Fortschritt. Als man erneut den Start von Marsraketen beobachtet, macht sich daher keiner Sorgen – bis auf Walter Jenkins. Und er hat recht. Denn die Marsianer kommen zurück. Und sie wollen nur eins: Rache.

The Portable Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440627248
Format: PDF
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The Portable Poe compiles Poe's greatest writings: tales of fantasy, terror, death, revenge, murder, and mystery, including "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," the world's first detective story. In addition, this volume offers letters, articles, criticism, visionary poetry, and a selection of random "opinions" on fancy and the imagination, music and poetry, intuition and sundry other topics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Edgar Allan Poe Gesammelte Werke

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3746750121
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Edgar Allan Poe (* 19. Januar 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA; † 7. Oktober 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland) war ein US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller. Er prägte entscheidend die Genres der Kriminalliteratur, der Science-Fiction und der Horrorliteratur. Seine Poesie wurde zum Fundament des Symbolismus und damit der modernen Dichtung. Inhalt der "Gesammelten Werke": - Berenice - Bon-Bon - Das Faß Amontillado - Das Geheimnis der Marie Rogêt - Das Manuskript in der Flasche - Das ovale Porträt - Das schwatzende Herz - Das Stelldichein - Das System des Dr. Teer und Prof. Feder - Das unvergleichliche Abenteuer eines gewissen Hans Pfaall - Der Doppelmord in der Rue Morgue - Der Duc de l'Omelette - Der entwendete Brief - Der Goldkäfer - Der Herrschaftssitz Arnheim - Der Mann der Menge - Der Teufel der Verkehrtheit - Der Teufel im Glockenstuhl - Der Untergang des Hauses Usher - Die denkwürdigen Erlebnisse des Artur Gordon Pym - Die Insel der Fee - Die längliche Kiste - Die Maske des roten Todes - Die schwarze Katze - Die Sphinx - Die Tatsachen im Falle Waldemar - Du bist der Mann - Eine Erzählung aus den Ragged Mountains - Eine Geschichte aus Jerusalem - Eleonora - Gedichte - Hinab in den Maelström - Hopp-Frosch - König Pest - Landors Landhaus - Lebendig begraben - Ligeia - Metzengerstein - Morella - Schatten (Eine Parabel) - Schweigen (Eine Parabel) - Seltsame Geschichten: Der Goldkäfer / Eine Geschichte aus dem Felsengebirge / Der schwarze Kater / Das Faß Amontilladowein / Die Maske des roten Todes / Die Rache des Zwerges / Der alte Mann mit dem Geierauge / Die Mordtat in der Rue Morgue / Der gestohlene Brief / Bericht über den Fall Valdemar / Der Untergang des Hauses Usher / Metzengerstein / In der Tiefe des Maelstroms / William Wilson / Ligeia - Vier Tiere in einem – Der Homo-Kamelopard - Wassergrube und Pendel - William Wilson