The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (Score Raising Classic)

The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe Score Raising Classic Makes scoring higher so easy it s scary Millions of readers have enjoyed the chilling tales of Edgar Allan Poe for their dark and gripping plots But did you know that these stories are also packed wi

  • Title: The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (Score Raising Classic)
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 9780743264686
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Makes scoring higher so easy, it s scary Millions of readers have enjoyed the chilling tales of Edgar Allan Poe for their dark and gripping plots But did you know that these stories are also packed with words you need to know for the SAT Learning words by reading them in context is the most effective way to expand your vocabulary, and this book can help you do just that Makes scoring higher so easy, it s scary Millions of readers have enjoyed the chilling tales of Edgar Allan Poe for their dark and gripping plots But did you know that these stories are also packed with words you need to know for the SAT Learning words by reading them in context is the most effective way to expand your vocabulary, and this book can help you do just that This edition of The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe includes 705 SAT vocabulary words highlighted throughout the textDefinitions for each highlighted word on the facing pageA word pronunciation guideIt s a pain free way to build your vocabulary and to score higher on the test

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    1. The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.For information, please see enpedia wiki Edgar_al

    2. "There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart—an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime. What was it—I paused to think—what was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the House of Usher?"A gothic house that instantly made me think of the House of Usher.When our narrator has been summoned to the bedside of his sick friend Roderick Usher, he finds a household overcast with gloom. If an environment can [...]

    3. Wow, what a fantastic story. You have all the gothic elements crammed in here: a haunted (perhaps even sentient) house, a mysterious illness, madness, death, entombment, a dungeon, a violent storm, a cursed family, hints of possible incest (?), resurrection, bizarre poetry, and a story-within-the-story about a knight slaying a dragon. And binding this all together is Poe's inimitable style and narrative drive. It's horror of the creepy, atmospheric kind (the best kind, IMHO), the kind that gets [...]

    4. 3.5 of 5 stars to The Fall of the House of Usher, a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, written in 1839. I found myself a slight bit bored the first time I read it. It seemed to only be about some guy that went to go visit an old school buddy. When he arrives, some type of curse or disastrous mood hangs over his house and looms until the man is a bit fearful. Then, his best friend is dying of some odd disease. They watch his wife die, but only when the man is about to die himself does he reveal that [...]

    5. إنهيار منزل أوشر ~ إدغار آلان بو يا الله كم هو عجيب ومدهش " بو " وكيف يتلاعب بالعقل البشري وينثر الرعب في الأودية السحيقة في النفس ، هذا الرجل يتقن اللعب في عالم الكآبة يدخل من الجيوب الضيقة للظلام يرعب القارئ بسكون لا منتاهي، يغريك في الجو الذي يصنعه في قصصه بإتقان شديد وغرابة [...]

    6. The Fall of the House of Usher(published in 1839) may well be one of the stories which started the current interest in the gothic genre, although Ann Radcliffe's "The Mysteries of Udolpho", for instance, had been published much earlier in 1794. Apart from its parody in Jane Austen's"Northanger Abbey", Radcliffe's work has now largely been forgotten along with other great gothic works from the time. Yet The Fall of the House of Usherremains perennially popular and influential. Poe regarded it as [...]

    7. Rounding out my Halloween classics reads this year with Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher." One of the original haunted house tales, this story embodies old-fashioned gothic horror.Arthur Rackham illustrationThe unnamed narrator tells of his visit to the dreary country home of his boyhood friend, Roderick Usher. He notices (and describes at length) how both Roderick and his house are crumbling at the edges. Roderick is a deeply mentally disturbed person; his sister Madeline, who [...]

    8. Edgar Allan Poe sure knows his way around a great story! The Fall of the House of Usher is a mad little tale drenched in gothic undertones, a book that offers up a dark portrayal of a dysfunctional family's rapid descent into chaos and neurotic self-indulgence, but it's the narrator, a kind man who becomes involved with this family as they suffer through unnamed mental illnesses and impending death, who becomes the most interesting figure here, especially in that sudden explosion of a powerful e [...]

    9. “The Fall of the House of Usher” is a classic Poe story, and helps us define just what it means to be “gothic” in nineteenth century literature. Continuous dark, stormy weather, a huge decaying gothic-style house, continuous pervasive gloom, humans infused with all this.Roderick Usher, pale and wild-haired owner of the house. Sick, maybe from the waters seeping from the tarn into the house? The fungi on the building? Is Roderick an opium eater? Living with his also pale and wild-haired w [...]

    10. The horror has a name: UsherThe drawn from the madness Roderick Usher wears his beloved twin sister Madeline to the grave in the dark catacombs of the House of Usher.Soon after, he hears voices and strange noises. They come from day to day closerOutside raging a terrible storm and Roderick is scared out of his mind.The door opens and in staggering Madeline, who was buried alive. She clings to Rodericks breast and together they fall to the ground dead.Also lock Usher collapses YOU HEAR THE STORM [...]

    11. I know not how it was--but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart--an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime. What was it--I paused to think--what was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the House of Usher?"The Fall of the House of Usher is considered the best example of Poe's "totality", where every element [...]

    12. 4.5*Although this novelette was published in 1839, Poe is not the founder of the gothic horror genre, in fact Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho was published a good deal earlier - and thankfully is enjoying a mini-revival of late. But "The Fall of the House of Usher" could be seen as a successful model for novelette length gothic-horror works. This is relatively slow-paced when compared to modern day Seanan McGuire stories or Ellen Datlow anthologies, but it still had me utterly gripped. [...]

    13. That. Was. Fantastic.It's been so long since I've read Poe, or anything like Poe, and that was just so refreshing. It was so great to be confronted with a story that presented a challenge in so many ways: the diction, the sub-meanings, the sheer horror of the plot! After such a long YA binge, this was just wonderful and exactly what I needed to get out of my reading slump.I love everything about Poe's writing. The long and winding sentences that make you sit back and think, but also grip you wit [...]

    14. Este es uno de mis cuentos preferidos de Poe, básicamente, porque es perfecto. Todo está ahí, en el comienzo, cuando el narrador ve la grieta en la pared. Esa grieta es un spoiler, lo sé, es la punta del iceberg de la narración. Roderick Usher tiene todos los típicos rasgos depresivos del pre-romántico que para variar, habita una mansión demasiado gótica. El suspense de Poe a lo largo de la trama, el desaosiego de Roderick y la maldición de Lady Madeline transforman a este lúgubre tr [...]

    15. Todos os elementos peculiares a Poe estão neste conto sinistro. terror , tensão , arrepios , mansão assombrada, névoas e escuridão etc . Os dois últimos sobreviventes de uma família lutam pra manter sua existência.Um conhecido chega à mansão pra ajudarterror total.

    16. Oh come on, how is this not fun. Read on a dark night, one when the lights are out because there is a furious storm beating on your rooftop and windows, it would make you shudder indeed.It is not my first reading, but it might be my most appreciative one. I reveled in the description, the careful choice of words, the building agitation of our narrator. I picked up on one tidbit I might have missed before. Very early on in the narrator's description of Roderick Usher (who doesn't love that name?) [...]

    17. This is the first of Poe's stories I've read. I came across an astonishing reading, as so many of my friends have early described. Poe's style shows us how every element of a short story is meaningful. I've recently read a meta-linguistic narrative in which the author said "No useless words, all of them, the absolute totality, loaded with signification. Novel readers have time to lose; short-stories readers, don't." While reading this book, I couldn't agree more. I adored the gothic style, just [...]

    18. Ugh. I just love Poe's stories so much. Good thing he wrote many, so I still have more to go.The narrator goes to Roderick Usher's house because he's summoned due to his friend's illness. There, he starts to notice some strange things, some of which include Usher's sister weird behaviour and subsequent death.Even when this was so short, I found Usher to be an intriguing character. Utterly creepy but really interesting. His condition of hypochondria and axiety made him even more intriguing, and a [...]

    19. Read again, June 8, 2017:When I read the last word I exhaled a breath of awe and felt like a child who had ridden his first roller coaster -- "Woe! That was so freaking awesome. Oh my God!" I said this with whispering, quivering excitement. I read this in elementary school but just now, at 39, understood the connection of the story, the slaying of the "dragon," the power of this house to turn fantasy into reality. Poe relies heavily on setting, a Gothic masterpiece in the beginning, which has a [...]

    20. Otro cuento perfecto en donde la construcción de una atmósfera horrorosa es tan importante como los hechos terroríficos en sí. Fiel a la tradición, prefiero comentar los cuentos de Poe muy brevemente para sortear los golpes de efecto y los spoilers. Sí puedo contarles que la historia empieza con un narrador sin nombre (ya me acostumbré a ese anonimato) al cual un antiguo amigo invita a su casa. O, mejor dicho, se lo pide con urgencia. Roderick Usher, el amigo en cuestión, no está pasand [...]

    21. Read as part of the Terrifying Tales collection.Original Rating: 1 / 5 Original review below rewriteReread Rating and Review: 4 / 5 starsI reread this helping one of my friends out with their English report on this, and pulling things out of the text in order to help analyse the sentences really allowed me to see this story in a whole different light. Poe has written in this a stunning, chilling short story that leaves goosebumps shooting up and down my spine. With poetic sentences, beautifully [...]

    22. De mis tesoros más preciados dentro de mi colección de Edgar Allan Poe. Un libro cuya presentación es en tapas duras, letras en plata, y unas ilustraciones tan tétricas como fantásticas. No puedo pedir más, es el libro que elegiría mil veces más para leer junto al árbol de navidad. Esta historia me remite a una atmósfera fantasmagórica y alucinante. Demasiado fascinada por mi autor favorito y uno de mis relatos predilectos. Más que recomendado a cualquier amante del horror gótico y [...]

    23. This atmospheric horror story is great example of how an author such as Poe gets straight to the point. He doesn't bore the reader with lots of filler, but rather only describes every detail that is important to the story. This writing style is a great example why Poe can be read over and over again. Each sentence is a diamond that shines brighter and brighter with each subsequent reading.

    24. My only problem with the "antique books" is the language, it takes me longer than usual to understand whole paragraphs, if i do at all . I must admit that i adore writings from this era, it takes me away to a world of novelty and wonderful manners, but my knowledge of English doesn't allow me to fully enjoy them.The fall of the house of Usher begins with the invitation the narrator gets from his boyhood friend Roderick Usher, apparently his friend is sick and lonely and he needs a company that m [...]

    25. I love me some Poe. His masterly descriptive powers were at their best here. When he was describing Usher's maladies I felt a twinge of hypochondria and later as night fell in the story my heart raced with the unknown suspense of what terrors would be in store for me. All done in 10 pages. If he isn't the king of spooky, I don't know who is.

    26. ثانى قراءة ل ادجار الان بوقصة قاتمة سوداوية و مفزعةالرعب النفسى تجاوز كل الحدود فى القصة الى ان ادى الى الجنون و الموت رعب فى كل ركن فى كل وصف و اختيار الكلمات كان فى موضعه حتى القصيدة فى الفصة كانت جميلة و رائعة و انا مش من محبى الشعر ولكنها كانت قاتمة و مظلمةالنهاية كانت مولم [...]

    27. Conflitto della ragione con l'inespiclabileAhi, ria sventura! Avvenne un giorno Che su quest’almo, regal soggiornoD’infausti Spirti piombò una schiera, Ch’alta di morte tenea bandiera.Tutto allor cadde nelle rovine, — Sovrano, Impero — tutto ebbe fine! —Piangiam que’ giorni, fedeli amici, Piangiam que’ Genî già sì feliciTutto scomparve: l’amor, il riso, Il Sir, la gloria di quell’Eliso;Solo ci resta fatale storia, Di vecchi tempi truce memoria. —Racconto gotico in prima [...]

    28. أنا خائف من المستقبل، ليس من أحداثه، ولكن من تأثير أحداثه عليّ.

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