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Author: Daniel Hoffman
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press, Doubleday, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Anchor Press edView all editions and formats
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This book is the exploration by a distinguished American poet and critic of his own lifelong fascination with the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Unlike any other book on Poe, this is for the countless scores of readers who have Poe under their skins, who have grown up knowing "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," "The Gold Bug," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The fall of the House of Usher"--And who have never been able to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Hoffman
ISBN: 0385024177 9780385024174
OCLC Number: 2666766
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 335 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: I. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe --
II. 'O! Nothing earthly ... ' : the poems --
III. The rationale of verse : the critical theory --
IV. Disentanglements : tales of ratiocination & detection --
V. Voyages. Going down : Ms. found in a bottle, Descent into the maelstrom ; Sent up : The balloon hoax, Hans Pfaall ; Counterclockwise : Tale of the ragged mountains, Monsieur Valdemar, Mesmeric revelations ; Beyond apocalypse : Monos and Una, Eiros and Charmion, The power of words --
VI. Dull realities. Money : Diddling, Von Kempelen's discovery, The domain of Arnheim ; Politics : Mellonta Tauta, Some words with a mummy, The man that was used up ; The social order : The system of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether --
VII. Grotesques and arabesques : Poe's theory of fiction. Seeing double : The imp of the perverse, The angel of the odd, William Wilson ; Murder! : The premature burial, The cask of Amontillado ; Madness! : The tell-tale heart --
VIII. The marriage group. 'A series of mere household events' : The black cat, Berenice ; Aversions : The spectacles, Lack of breath ; 'I have been faithful to you in my fashion' : Ligeia. --
IX. Body of the world : Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym --
X. The mind of God : 'What I here propound is true' --
XI. The fall of the house of Usher : 'My heart laid bare' --
XII. The haunted palace.
Responsibility: Daniel Hoffman.

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This book is the exploration by a distinguished American poet and critic of his own lifelong fascination with the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Unlike any other book on Poe, this is for the countless scores of readers who have Poe under their skins, who have grown up knowing "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," "The Gold Bug," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The fall of the House of Usher"--And who have never been able to escape from their spell. -- From cover.

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