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The Mystery of Marie Roget By Edgar Allan Poe
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When the body of Marie Rogêt is found in the Seine River, detective C. Auguste Dupin uses his superior deductive skills to discover the identity of the murderer. “The Mystery of Marie... More > Rogêt” is based in part on the actual murder of Mary Cecilia Rogers in New York in the mid-nineteenth century, and is believed to be the first example of real-life crime used as a foundation for fictional narrative. A pioneer of the short story genre, Poe’s stories typically captured themes of the macabre and included elements of the mysterious. His better-known stories include “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “The Masque of the Red Death” and “The Tell-Tale Heart”.< Less
The Murders in the Rue Morgue By Edgar Allan Poe
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The Murders in the Rue Morgue, whose plot structure and literary devices have been imitated ever since: ghastly, mysterious murders, a narrator slash assistant, and a preternaturally intuitive sleuth... More > who's keen on explaining his methods. When two women are brutally murdered in Paris, the brilliantly analytical Auguste Dupin delves into action to solve the mystery. He has what Poe calls the powers of "ratiocination" - or exact thinking - which might result from what the narrator knows is Dupin's double personality, or "Bi-Part soul." This condition is confirmed when, upon first meeting Dupin, he appears to read his the narrator's mind. Poe's groundbreaking detective reappears in two more tales, "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" and "The Purloined Letter." As a final note for non-French speakers: the title "Murders in the Rue Morgue" has nothing to do with an actual morgue (it means "the murders on Morgue Street," a fictional Parisian locale).< Less
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket By Edgar Allan Poe
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The work relates the tale of the young Arthur Gordon Pym who stows away aboard a whaling ship called Grampus. Various adventures and mis-adventures befall Pym including shipwreck, mutiny and... More > cannibalism. The story starts out as a fairly conventional adventure at sea, but it becomes increasingly strange and hard to classify in later chapters, involving religious symbolism and the Hollow Earth.< Less
The Masque of the Red Death By Edgar Allan Poe
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The Masque of the Red Death is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as the Red Death by... More > hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, has a masquerade ball within seven rooms of his abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure enters and makes his way through each of the rooms. When Prospero confronts this stranger, he falls dead. The story follows many traditions of Gothic fiction and is often analyzed as an allegory about the inevitability of death, though some critics advise against an allegorical reading. Many different interpretations have been presented, as well as attempts to identify the true nature of the disease of the "Red Death."< Less
The Cask of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe
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"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story, written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's... More > Lady's Book. The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year (possibly sometime during the eighteenth century) and concerns the deadly revenge taken by the narrator on a friend who he claims has insulted him. Like several of Poe's stories, and in keeping with the 19th-century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive – in this case, by immurement.< Less
The Collected Tales of Edgar Allan Poe By Edgar Allan Poe
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As a storywriter and poet, Edgar Allan Poe was master of the macabre and one of America's great literary geniuses. His collection of poems, short stories, and literary criticism not only helped... More > define the horror genre, but it transcended it, and would go on to influence subsequent strains of mystery, crime fiction, and sci-fi. Poe's classic masterpieces include: "The Raven," "The Tell Tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher," and many more. Poe was the first well-known American author to make a living solely by writing, which, because he lived a tormented life anyway, was something of a curse. At the time the U.S. publishing industry was a mess: publishers bootlegged British works instead of paying local authors for original work. Appropriate to the artist's life and work, Poe died at the age of 40 from unknown causes, though it's been "variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents."< Less
The Fall of the House of Usher By Edgar Allan Poe
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The Fall of the House of Usher follows an unnamed narrator to the house of Roderick Usher, a friend who suffers from some strange malady. It is a family sickness, and its symptoms include acute... More > anxiety, hypochondria, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Roderick's twin sister, Madeline, is also ill, and suffers from death-like trances. Soon we are propelled through a horrifying tale of a house which has taken on the sins and sickness of its inhabitants. Much analysis of this story has been done, as it explicitly concerns the human psyche - so the house is the unconscious, or the soul, and the eventual destruction which occurs is caused by mental disorder stemming from possible vampirism or even incest. Regardless of the analysis, Poe's vivid and macabre tale is a central masterpiece of American Gothic literature, and is considered his most famous work of prose.< Less
The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849), a short story writer and poet, was master of the macabre and one of America's great literary geniuses. His collection of poems and short stories not only helped... More > to define the horror genre, but would influence subsequent strains of mystery, crime fiction, and sci-fi.He is credited with inventing the detective fiction genre with the 1841 publication of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." Poe's poem "The Raven," which was published in 1845 in the New York Evening Mirror, won Poe wide critical and popular praise, and is one of the America's most famous literary works. The narrator of the poem has lost his one and only love, Lenore, and is soon visited by a raven that repeatedly cries out "Nevermore." With beautiful and haunting language, musicality, and a supernatural atmosphere, Poe's work follows the speaker's spiral into madness.< Less
Eureka By Edgar Allan Poe
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Excerpt: At no axioms exist; but, with a distinction which could not have been cavilled at even by Mr. Mill himself, I am ready to grant that, if an axiom there be, then the proposition of which we... More > speak has the fullest right to be considered an axiom--that no more absolute axiom is--and, consequently, that any subsequent proposition which shall conflict with this one primarily advanced, must be either a falsity in itself--that is to say no axiom--or, if admitted axiomatic, must at once neutralize both itself and its predecessor. "And now, by the logic of their own propounder, let us proceed to test any one of the axioms propounded. Let us give Mr. Mill the fairest of play. We will bring the point to no ordinary issue. We will select for investigation no common-place axiom--no axiom of what, not the less preposterously because only impliedly, he terms his secondary class--as if a positive truth by definition could be either more or less positively a truth...< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
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