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The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe This volume contains a collection of some of the best short stories ever written by Edgar Allan Poe A master of the macabre, Poe exhibits his literary prowess in these classic short stories Contained within this volume are the following The Gold Bug, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Balloon Hoax, The Purloined Letter, A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Black Cat, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, The Cask of Amontillado, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Tell Tale Heart Listened to some of these on podcast and followed along in the book pit and the pendulum, the cast of red death, fall of the house of usher the podcast added to the experience still had to pause and reread a few sentences and I also found a little animation on YT for the Pit and the Pendulum which was even better bc it gave a visual What I like about his stories are the psychological conundrums, or Mind fucks to put it plainly lol Yes u have the physical terror but u also have the play on Listened to some of these on podcast and followed along in the book pit and the pendulum, the cast of red death, fall of the house of usher the podcast added to the experience still had to pause and reread a few sentences and I also found a little animation on YT for the Pit and the Pendulum which was even better bc it gave a visual What I like about his stories are the psychological conundrums, or Mind fucks to put it plainly lol Yes u have the physical terror but u also have the play on the Mind and how Poe can actually describe this stuff and make u feel the mental strain too is genius which can only be a gift from God in my opinion Poes influence can easily be found in horror and psychological thrillers Edgar Allan Poe is definitely depressing I was really interested in the quotes starting each story Fortunately, I was able to translate some of it however, it was pretty confusing, so I had to research the rest In the end, I found that the quote before The Pit and the Pendulum says,Here an unholy mob of torturers, with an unquenchable thirst for human blood, once fed their long frenzy Our homeland is safe now, the baneful pit destroyed, and what was once a place of savage death is now a s Edgar Allan Poe is definitely depressing I was really interested in the quotes starting each story Fortunately, I was able to translate some of it however, it was pretty confusing, so I had to research the rest In the end, I found that the quote before The Pit and the Pendulum says,Here an unholy mob of torturers, with an unquenchable thirst for human blood, once fed their long frenzy Our homeland is safe now, the baneful pit destroyed, and what was once a place of savage death is now a scene of life and healthWhat a happy start to the story Poe does give a lot of detail What s interesting, though, is that in almost all if not all his stories, Edgar Allan Poe seems to start right in the action He doesn t explain what in the world is going on until later, which is when the details come in.In the beginning of Edgar Allan Poe s The Fall of the House of Usher, there was that sinister feeling, knowing absolutely nothing about the characters, Roderick Usher and narrator, other than the fact that they were close friends as young boys He left a really eerie feeling with his vagueness I kept wondering, who was this Roderick Usher The narrator obviously knew him, yet somehow happened to know basically nothing about him Something else I thought was interesting was that Edgar Allan Poe took quite a while at the start of his story merely to explain the creepy aura of the old house.Poe s writing was definitely freaky For some reason, I always read books like they re a movie, sometimes with some sort of dramatic music in the background Yet, this time, I pictured it with utter silence, which is often wayterrifying For a moment, I was there, walking towards this house, known for it s terrifying history With a rustling of the leaves and the wind pushing me forward, I felt like I was at the house of Usher.However, although Poe is vague and eerie as many people say, his writing style is very intriguing to me He tells me just enough to leave on the edge of my seat, wondering what s next.So, although he is slightly creepy, as he is well known for, I did enjoy his writing You know a book s bad when you can t even bring yourself to speed read it The Tell Tale Heart is a story from this collection that would work well in an 8th grade classroom It involves a speaker justifying his recent murder of a man with an unusual eye It could work in tandem with The Landlady in an investigation of the horror literary genre Instead of using The Tell Tale Heart as a model text for student work, students could do a Text Reformulation of the story Most effectively, students could do an illustration or a graphic novel type reformulation to imagine ho The Tell Tale Heart is a story from this collection that would work well in an 8th grade classroom It involves a speaker justifying his recent murder of a man with an unusual eye It could work in tandem with The Landlady in an investigation of the horror literary genre Instead of using The Tell Tale Heart as a model text for student work, students could do a Text Reformulation of the story Most effectively, students could do an illustration or a graphic novel type reformulation to imagine how different elements of the story might look in real life The illustration aspect would highlight the imagery in the story and help readers to discern what is real for the narrator and what is imagined In a classroom focusing on the concept of interdependence, this can help students investigate how the narrator depends on both what is real in his world and what is imagined, and how those distinctions are debatable based on the readers interpretation of the text If each student is tasked to make a representation of the story individually before discussing the content with peers and the full class, their own interpretation will shine through This will uncover the interdependence not only between what is real and imagined in the world of The Tell Tale Heart, but also how a reader and a text depend on one another to communicate a main idea, message, and content This activity would be multi faceted and stretch students imaginations while also helping them to understand the reliance within and between text and reader

  • Paperback
  • 116 pages
  • The Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • English
  • 07 April 2019
  • 1420927035

About the Author: Edgar Allan Poe

The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.Forinformation, please see


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