A Descent into the Maelström Book By Edgar Allan Poe

A Descent into the Maelström Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “A Descent into the Maelström” is an 1841 short story by Edgar Allan Poe. In the tale, a man recounts how he survived a shipwreck and a whirlpool. It has been grouped with Poe’s tales of ratiocination and also labeled an early form of science fiction. Inspired by the Moskstraumen, it is couched as a story within a story, a Read more

Eureka: A Prose Poem Book By Edgar Allan Poe

Eureka: A Prose Poem Book By Edgar Allan Poe: Eureka (1848) is a lengthy non-fiction work by American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) which he subtitled “A Prose Poem”, though it has also been subtitled as “An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe”. Adapted from a lecture he had presented, Eureka describes Poe’s intuitive conception of the nature of the universe with no antecedent scientific work done to reach Read more

Tales of Mystery and Imagination Book By Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Mystery and Imagination Book By Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Mystery & Imagination (often rendered as Tales of Mystery and Imagination) is a popular title for posthumous compilations of writings by American author, essayist and poet Edgar Allan Poe and was the first complete collection of his works specifically restricting itself to his suspenseful and related tales. In 1839, during Poe’s lifetime, a collection of his strange tales Read more

The Mystery of Marie Rogêt Book By Edgar Allan Poe

The Mystery of Marie Rogêt Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt”, often subtitled A Sequel to “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe written in 1842. This is the first murder mystery based on the details of a real crime. It first appeared in Snowden’s Ladies’ Companion in three installments, November and December 1842 and February 1843. Poe referred Read more

Tamerlane: Poem Book By Edgar Allan Poe

Tamerlane: Poem Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “Tamerlane” is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe which follows a fictionalized accounting of the life of a Turkic conqueror historically known as Tamerlane. The poem was first published in the 1827 collection Tamerlane and Other Poems. That collection, with only 50 copies printed, was not credited with the author’s real name but by “A Bostonian”. The poem’s original version was 403 lines Read more

Tamerlane and Other Poems Book By Edgar Allan Poe

Tamerlane and Other Poems Book By Edgar Allan Poe: Tamerlane and Other Poems is the first published work by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The short collection of poems was first published in 1827. Today, it is believed only 12 copies of the collection still exist. Poe abandoned his foster family, the Allans, and moved to Boston to find work in 1827. Having only minor success, he enlisted in the Read more

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar Book By Edgar Allan Poe

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe about a mesmerist who puts a man in a suspended hypnotic state at the moment of death. An example of a tale of suspense and horror, it is also, to a certain degree, a hoax, as it was published Read more

To Helen Book By Edgar Allan Poe

To Helen Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “To Helen” is the first of two poems to carry that name written by Edgar Allan Poe. The 15-line poem was written in honor of Jane Stanard, the mother of a childhood friend. It was first published in the 1831 collection Poems of Edgar A. Poe. It was subsequently reprinted in the March 1836 issue of the Southern Literary Messenger. The final, revised Read more

The Tell-Tale Heart Book By Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart Book By Edgar Allan Poe: “The Tell-Tale Heart” is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843. It is related by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of the narrator’s sanity while simultaneously describing a murder the narrator committed. The victim was an old man with a filmy “vulture-eye”, as the narrator calls it. The narrator emphasizes the careful Read more

Cendrillon ou la Petite Pantoufle de verre Book By Charles Perrault

Cendrillon ou la Petite Pantoufle de verre Book By Charles Perrault: Cendrillon ou la Petite Pantoufle de verre est un conte écrit par Charles Perrault à partir de retranscription de versions orales du conte de Cendrillon. Il fut publié en 1697. La première édition des Contes de Charles Perrault (Paris, Barbin, 1697), comprenant Cendrillon, est ornée de vignettes gravées par Antoine Clouzier. L’édition suivante, en 1742, comprend huit illustrations, chacune Read more