&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&REdgar Allan Poe&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&L/DIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&RCreator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe remains one of America's most popular and influential writers. His tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected--and surprisingly modern--flashes of dark humor and irony.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RThis anthology offers an exceptionally generous selection of Poe's short stories. It includes his famed masterpieces, such as The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Purloined Letter, featuring Poe's great detective, Dupin; his insightful studies of madness The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart; The Gold-Bug, his delightful exercise in code-breaking; and important but lesser-known tales, such as Bon-Bon, The Assignation, and King Pest. Also included are some of Poe's most beloved poems, haunting lyrics of love and loss, such as Annabel Lee, nightmare phantasmagories such as The Raven, and his grand experiment in translating sound into words, The Bells.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R&&LSTRONG&&RBenjamin F. Fisher&&L/B&&R, Professor of English, University of Mississippi, is a longtime enthusiast of the works of Poe. He has published books, articles, and notes about Poe, and in American, Victorian, and Gothic studies, and serves on editorial boards for several professional journals. He has also been acclaimed for outstanding teaching. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R.