I wasn't a fan of the mysteries.
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I know they're more or less the origin of modern mysteries these inspired Doyle when he was writing his Holmes stories but they just didn't interest me at all. Some of the sci-fi I'm used to thinking of Poe as a horror writer, but this anthology isn't like that! I'm looking forward to the second volume a lot more! That's the collection with most of his more well known stories.
On reading the text on his death the person who wrote it included Poe's notice in the news paper, unflattering to say the least. This one and "The Mystery of Marie Roget" both feature the same protagonists, a pair of gentleman who will remind you of Sherlock Holmes and Dr, Watson in the way they analyze crime scenes and make deductions, Might this have inspired other writers? Found in a Bottle" is a manuscript written by a fellow who is on a voyage that doesn't fare well, "The Oval Portrait" is paranormal no doubt and I find Oscar Wilde's "A Picture of Dorian Gray" peeking out of the frame on this one, So whether this works truly did inspire other writer's, or just a coincidence they are a wonderful collection of short stories and very enjoyable, On a final note Van Gogh and Poe may not have achieved their due during their life times but after all is said and done, the critics are lost to time and the world can reflect and enjoy the works of these two amazing beautiful souls.
I was first introduced to Poe's work during one of my a-level English works. From the first poem which was 'Annabelle Lee', I have been obsessed with his work. This collection contains all of his works and I can not pick a favorite. Definitely one of my favorite poets ever! I love Poe's writing - this volume doesn't contain any of his horror stories, but it was very, very good. I enjoyed the mysteries especially. Dec 05, Abram Wagner rated it liked it.
Poe Vol 1 As I spent a considerable time delaying finishing this book collection, I can really only comment on the last four stories. The Mystery of Marie Roger is a murder mystery, written from the perspective of someone critiquing the hasty conclusions of a newspaper. Still, the narrator comes off as a bit haughty and moneymaking some assumptions of his own which do not stand the force of time.
Speaking of, although I do enjoy a venture into science fiction with Mr. Poe, I can't help but think Poe Vol 1 As I spent a considerable time delaying finishing this book collection, I can really only comment on the last four stories. Poe, I can't help but think that his next story, The Balloon Hoax, was too filled with faux scientific drivel.
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Poe 's eloquence can't forgive his need to confusingly present all sorts of balloon aeronautics minutiae, although he surely has an active imagination. The last two stories, Ms. The former is perhaps the story of a ship passenger becoming a ghost on a mysterious hurricane-driven Titanic, and the later is a short and delightful mix of insomniacs delirium and an artist's pursuit for perfection in his craft. Is the ability to transfer life from the living to a painting a mechanism for gaining immortality? In a way it is a reverse Dorian Gray. Altogether these stories were a sumptuous read, though sometimes Poe's words can drown even the most assiduous of readers.
Feb 02, Adam rated it really liked it. This first volume has two stories that show Poe's potential to become master of macabre later in his career, The Oval Portrait and MS. In a Bottle. The set a cool and creepy tone even if they don't deliver the oomph of some of his later work. These are both excellent detective stories, only surpassed by Sherlock Holmes tales. And I think the only reason Holmes is better is because Arthur Conan Doyle had enough space to do some real and interesting character development while Poe stuck to the facts of the mystery primarily.
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But the answer to the riddle of how the murders were committed are extremely intriguing. The rest of the volume deals chiefly with balloon adventures. Those I would not recommend to anyone except the most die hard of Poe fans.
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It's due to the ballooning that this only gets four instead of five stars. I will cop to skimming some of these. This is an amazing collection of some of the greatest works of one of my favorite authors. I really love these even though most of the science that he uses in his stories is very outdated.
I mean a hot air balloon that can reach the moon? But, even with those errors that have been proven wrong with time you can still find his ability to see what others do not in his stories and prose to be an amazing thing. He follows facts that he shows you right off the moment you meet the characters in his my This is an amazing collection of some of the greatest works of one of my favorite authors.
He follows facts that he shows you right off the moment you meet the characters in his mysteries and paranormal stories.
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Unlike Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who lets you find them after the fact you are pointed to them as you go along in Mister Poe's works. Mind you I love both authors just pointing out that they approach stories very differently.
Both are amazing. Jan 31, Lori rated it liked it. Found in a Bottle: I have no idea what was going on here. Ghost ship story, but kind of vague. These are good stories, but Poe is at his best when he writes his well-known creepy short stories. Mar 16, Denise rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle. The first time I read the story, didn't care too much about it, living in a time when humans make regular trips to space and have Curiosity using lasers on Mars. The Steam Punk bit allowed me to view this story in a new light and enjoy Poe even more huge fan.
Apparently, this was not his only successful hoax wherein he used science terms and names of the time to tell seemingly plausible yet false adventure stories. My favorite of this first volume is The Oval Portrait. Short, sad, and lovely. Apr 16, Lamski Kikita rated it really liked it.
I thoroughly enjoyed the murder on rue morgue I should have read it before I read "Borges ans the eternal orangutan". When I download this for free, I was really excited to delve into some of Poe's lesser known stories. I thought I would discover hidden gems. What I'm discovering is that the stories I was exposed to back in school, and the ones included in carefully curated "best of" compilations are really is valuable work.
What in this volume feels like hack writing that hasn't been edited at all. Knowing Edgar, it's also easy to feel that the stories were written under the influence of copious amounts of alc When I download this for free, I was really excited to delve into some of Poe's lesser known stories. Knowing Edgar, it's also easy to feel that the stories were written under the influence of copious amounts of alcohol and morphine.
Maybe I'll enjoy volume 2 more. Mar 21, John Cress rated it liked it.
I admit to having some trouble filtering through the writing style of old language but many stories where worth the struggle. What surprised me was how Poe didn't just write horror which was my perception coming in. Yes, they were so gruesome stories involves decapitation and corpses but also included were works involving hot air balloons, sailing, and even a treasure hunt. I'll follow this up with volume 2.
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