Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque

Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque

Title:Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781903025598
Format Type:
Number of Pages:368 pages

Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, the com­pan­ion vol­ume to Poe’s better-​known Tales of Mys­tery and Imag­i­na­tion, con­tains a selec­tion of his very best sto­ries, many of which first appeared in book form in the orig­i­nal Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque in 1840. Many of the sto­ries deal with the famil­iar Poe themes of mur­der, obses­sion and pas­sion, but this vol­ume also con­tains many often-​overlooked tales of the fan­tas­tic and comic, par­o­dies and hoaxes, includ­ing ‘The Unpar­al­leled Adven­ture of Hans Pfaall’, ‘Mes­meric Rev­e­la­tion’, ‘Hop-​Frog’, and & ‘The Imp of the Perverse’.

The book includes a sec­tion in colour, and con­tains use­ful essays from notable schol­ars: an intro­duc­tion by Kevin J. Hayes and Ben­jamin F. Fisher on Poe and the gothic.

engag­ing biog­ra­phy of Edgar Allen Poe
the com­plete text in a mod­ern, read­able typeface
an illus­trated pub­lish­ing his­tory of the tales
time­line in colour of Poe’s world
colour map of Poe’s America


    Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque Reviews

  • Jesse

    I haven't actually finished this yet, but I wanted to write somethings before they were out of my mind.His poetry is sooooo good. It's hard to comprehend how someone can sound so inocent and in love, ...

  • Earl

    Though there are short stories which need to be contextualized, a majority of stories from this collection are worth reading. ...

  • Luzhana

    My godfather gave me away a large pile of books before leaving the country (the greatest gift someone can offer, tbh), and since I haven't been able to keep up my reading habits I thought it would mak...

  • Michael

    Absolutely WonderfulThe first volume is a masterpiece of literature, displaying Poe's views of life, death, and the agonizing nature of lost love. While not quite as entertaining as the first volume, ...

  • Charles Chettiar

    Good different material...

  • Sarah

    Прослушала рассказ "Падение дома Ашеров" в "Модели для сборки"....

  • Florian

    Very pleasant to read. The stories are rich, rich of details but also rich of knowledge. Loved it....

  • Lvia

    more like a 2.5 bc i loved some of the stories but others i couldn't stand, really...

  • Luis Capuchino

    Si quieres empezar con el misterio, es muy recomendable que empieces aquí mismo. Te harán reír y en ocasiones a motivarte. Un libro que me gusto y del cual me saco risas. Lo recomiendo mucho....

  • peyman

    The story takes place at the castellated abbey of the "happy and dauntless and sagacious" Prince Prospero. Prospero and one thousand other nobles have taken refuge in this walled abbey to escape the R...