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  • ISBN: 9781587656163
  • ISBN: 1587656167
  • Physical Description: 1 v. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Salem Press, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: About this volume / THE TALES AND THEIR AUTHOR: On Poe's Tales -- Steven Frye ; Biography of Edgar Allan Poe -- Charles E. May ; The Paris Review Perspective -- Nathaniel Rich for The Paris Review / CRITICAL CONTEXTS: A Debt Owed, a Debt Paid: Poe's Literary Cultural Heritage -- Jeff Grieneisen and Courtney Ruffner ; Introduction to Poe Criticism -- Susan Amper ; "Hypocrite Lecteur": The Reader as Accomplice in Poe's Short Stories -- Matthew J. Bolton ; Edgar Allan Poe's Fantastic Short Stories -- Santiago Rodriguez Guerrero-Strachan / CRITICAL READINGS: Irresistible Impulses: Edgar Allan Poe and the Insanity Defense -- John Cleman ; The Limits of Reason: Poe's Deluded Detectives -- J. Gerald Kennedy ; What Happens in "The Fall of the House of Usher"? -- J.O. Bailey ; Poe and the Powers of the Mind -- Robert Shulman ; The Motive for Murder in "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe -- Elena V. Baraban ; The Problem of Realism in "The Gold Bug" -- J. Woodrow Hassell, Jr. ; The Self-Consuming Narrator in Poe's "Ligeia" and "Usher" -- Ronald Bieganowski ; Poe's Re-Vision: The Recovery of the Second Story -- Cynthia S. Jordan ; Absolute Poe: His System of Transcendental Racism -- Maurice S. Lee / RESOURCES: Chronology of Edgar Allan Poe's Life ; Works by Edgar Allan Poe ; Bibliography ; About the Editor ; About The Paris Review ; Contributors ; Acknowledgments ; Index.
Summary, etc.: Examines the individual author's entire body of work and on his/her single works of literature.
Subject: Poe, Edgar Allan 1809-1849
Fantasy fiction, American History and criticism
Horror tales, American History and criticism
Poe, Edgar Allan 1809-1849
Horror fiction History and criticism
American literature History and criticism

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The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
by Frye, Steven (Editor); Salem Press Editors
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The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

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Last fall, Salem introduced its "Critical Insights" series, which the publisher expects to complete by the end of 2010 and which currently includes titles covering individuals like Robert Frost and Ernest Hemingway and titles like Great Expectations and The Joy Luck Club. Each volume incorporates lengthy articles, endnotes, bibliographies, a detailed index with See references, a general bibliography, an author biography, and much more. Factual information appears accurate throughout, with general bibliographic resources covering 1961 through 2007. Each volume also comes with its own database-activation number, which provides free, unlimited, simultaneous online access both remotely and from the library's computers. Online editions mirror the print and may include a few additional photographs not found in the books. A reasonable acquisitions policy allows for either specific volume or full-set purchases based on a library's specific needs and budget. Bottom Line This is a valuable addition to academic libraries supporting literature students at both the undergraduate and the graduate level as it presents different views and more in-depth articles than those found in such literature series as "Bloom," "Literary Criticism," and "Contemporary Literary Criticism." [Free online access is available to those purchasing print editions through 2011.]-Laurie Selwyn, Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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