Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque

Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque

Title:Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque
Edition Language:English
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

  • Carol

    Am I nuts? (don't answer that!). I love all these creepy tales of dread, and feel just like a kid at Halloween enjoying all the macabre illustrations.The Fall of the House of Usher - 5 Stars - Yes! I ...

  • Cindy Newton

    It is an UNABRIDGED, ILLUSTRATED, POP-UP book of Edgar Allan Poe stories. What else is there to say, other than--whose completely brilliant idea was this? The illustrations are creepily macabre, and t...

  • SheriC (PM)

    Beautifully illustrated volume of four classic Poe horror stories. Includes several intricately constructed popups. The pages and popups are made of thick, sturdy cardstock and stands up well to handl...

  • Michelle (Witchy Books)

    Stars: 5 I read this last night. :) I highly enjoyed it. I am a HUGE Edgar Allan Poe fan so this was so cool too add to my collection of Edgar Allan Poe books. :)...

  • 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, ...

  • 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, ...

  • Earl

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

  • Moud Benzahra

    La régularité des difformités imaginatives prend le dessus encore une fois chez Edgar Allan Poe : En témoigne clairement son recueil « Histoires Grotesques et Sérieuses » qui a la particularit...

  • Austin

    Decided to count this as just one book for the booktubeathon ...

  • 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...