The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141907266

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 560

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This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In the Tell Tale Heart, a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum and the Cask of Amontillado explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate.

The Fall of the House of Usher

And Other Tales

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451530318

Category: Fiction

Page: 395

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A collection of fourteen of the author's best-known tales of mystery and the macabre includes "The Pit and the Pendulum, "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Fall of the House of Usher," in which a visitor to a gloomy mansion finds a childhood friend dying under the spell of a family curse. Reissue.

Tales of Mystery and Terror

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141942533

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Thirteen stories of horror, suspense and the supernatural. 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Black Cat' are just three of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous tales in this chilling collection.

The Tell-Tale Heart

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397276

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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'Presently I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was a groan of mortal terror ... the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul.' Stories about murder, mystery and madness, portraying the author's feverish imagination at its creative height. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Poe's works available in Penguin Classics are The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Portable Edgar Allan Poe and The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe.

Dirty Words in Deadwood

Literature and the Postwestern

Author: Melody Graulich,Nicolas S. Witschi

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803264895

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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Dirty Words in “Deadwood” showcases literary analyses of the Deadwood television series by leading western American literary critics. Whereas previous reaction to the series has largely addressed the question of historical accuracy rather than intertextuality or literary complexity, Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi’s edited volume brings a much-needed perspective to Deadwood’s representation of the frontier West. As Graulich observes in her introduction: “With its emotional coherence, compelling characterizations, compressed structural brilliance, moral ambiguity, language experiments, interpretation of the past, relevance to the present, and engagement with its literary forebears, Deadwood is an aesthetic triumph as historical fiction and, like much great literature, makes a case for the humanistic value of storytelling.” From previously unpublished interviews with series creator David Milch to explorations of sexuality, disability, cinematic technique, and western narrative, this collection focuses on Deadwood as a series ultimately about the imagination, as a verbal and visual construct, and as a literary masterpiece that richly rewards close analysis and interpretation.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101077993

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Classic tales of mystery, terror, imagination, and suspense from the celebrated master of the macabre. This volume gathers together fourteen of Edgar Allan Poe's richest and most influential tales, including: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” his reimagining of Inquisition tortures; “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an exploration of a murderer’s madness, which Stephen King called “the best tale of inside evil ever written”; “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe’s tour de force about a family doomed by a grim bloodline curse; and his pioneering detective stories, “The Purloined Letter” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” featuring a rational investigator with a poetic soul. Also included is Poe’s only full-length novel, Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. With an Introduction by Stephen Marlowe and an Afterword by Regina Marler

Billy Budd, Vortoppmann auf der Indomitable

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736874634

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Das Werk "Billy Budd" ist der letzte Roman des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Herman Melville (1819–1891). Verfasst zwischen 1886 und 1891, blieb er lange Zeit verschollen und erst 1924 wiederentdeckt und veröffentlicht. Das Manuskript konnte offensichtlich von dem Autor vor seinem Tode nicht mehr vollendet werden und wirft eine Reihe von Problemen auf, die das Verständnis und auch die Deutung des Romans erschweren.

The Gothic in Children's Literature

Haunting the Borders

Author: Anna Jackson,Roderick McGillis,Karen Coats

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113590281X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very different genres, the Gothic and children’s literature. The Gothic, concerned with the perverse and the forbidden, with adult sexuality and religious or metaphysical doubts and heresies, seems to represent everything that children’s literature, as a genre, was designed to keep out. Indeed, this does seem to be very much the way that children’s literature was marketed in the late eighteenth century, at exactly the same time that the Gothic was really taking off, written by the same women novelists who were responsible for the promotion of a safe and segregated children’s literature. This collection examines the early intersection of the Gothic and children’s literature and the contemporary manifestations of the gothic impulse, revealing that Gothic elements can, in fact, be traced in children’s literature for as long as children have been reading.

Penguin Classics: Catalogue

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141398841

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu

Der Untergang des Hauses Usher

und andere Erzählungen

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843031533

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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Edgar Allan Poe: Der Untergang des Hauses Usher und andere Erzählungen Der Untergang des Hauses Usher: Erstdruck in: Gentleman's Magazine, September 1839. Das Manuskript in der Flasche: Erstdruck in: Saturday Visitor, 19. Oktober 1833. Das Stelldichein: Erstdruck in: Godey's Lady's Book, Januar 1834. König Pest: Zuerst veröffentlicht in: »Southern Literary Messenger«, September 1835. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage sind die Ausgaben: Edgar Allan Poes Werke. Gesamtausgabe der Dichtungen und Erzählungen, Band 2: Geschichten von Schönheit, Liebe und Wiederkunft. Herausgegeben von Theodor Etzel, Berlin: Propyläen-Verlag, [1922]. Edgar Allan Poes Werke. Gesamtausgabe der Dichtungen und Erzählungen, Band 5: Phantastische Fahrten. Herausgegeben von Theodor Etzel, Berlin: Propyläen-Verlag, [1922]. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgaben wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Aubrey Beardsley, Der Untergang des Hauses Usher, 1895. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Flavia de Luce 9 - Der Tod sitzt mit im Boot

Roman

Author: Alan Bradley

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641216192

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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»Die Flavia-de-Luce-Romane sind Kult.« Mail on Sunday Wie sieht für Sie der typische Ermittler aus? Männlich, mittelalt, ein bisschen brummig, mit einer aufgeweckten jungen Kollegin an seiner Seite? Denken Sie um! Denn kaum jemand hat eine so hohe Erfolgsquote, was die Lösung von Kriminalfällen betrifft, wie Flavia de Luce: zwölf Jahre alt, auf liebenswerte Weise ein bisschen naseweiß, begnadete Chemikerin, an ihrer Seite nur ihr treues Fahrrad Gladys. Auch in diesem ungewöhnlich heißen Sommer in England kreuzt während eines Bootsausflugs mit ihrer Familie eine Leiche Flavias Weg. Der tote Mann ist in blaue Seide gehüllt und trägt einen einzelnen roten Ballettschuh. Als auch noch drei Klatschtanten in der ortsansässigen Kirche dran glauben müssen, läuft Flavias zauberhafte Spürnase erneut zu Hochtouren auf.

The Portable Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440627248

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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The Portable Poe compiles Poe's greatest writings: tales of fantasy, terror, death, revenge, murder, and mystery, including "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," the world's first detective story. In addition, this volume offers letters, articles, criticism, visionary poetry, and a selection of random "opinions" on fancy and the imagination, music and poetry, intuition and sundry other topics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Legacies of Romanticism

Literature, Culture, Aesthetics

Author: Carmen Casaliggi,Paul March-Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136273484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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This book visits the Romantic legacy that was central to the development of literature and culture from the 1830s onward. Although critical accounts have examined aspects of this long history of indebtedness, this is the first study to survey both Nineteenth and Twentieth century culture. The authors consider the changing notion of Romanticism, looking at the diversity of its writers, the applicability of the term, and the ways in which Romanticism has been reconstituted. The chapters cover relevant historical periods and literary trends, including the Romantic Gothic, the Victorian era, and Modernism as part of a dialectical response to the Romantic legacy. Contributors also examine how Romanticism has been reconstituted within postmodern and postcolonial literature as both a reassessment of the Modernist critique and of the imperial contexts that have throughout this time-frame underpinned the Romantic legacy, bringing into focus the contemporaneity of Romanticism and its political legacy. This collection reveals the diversity and continuing relevance of the genre in new and exciting ways, offering insights into writers such as Browning, Ruskin, Pater, Wilde, Lewis, MacNeice, and Auster.

Die Brut - Die Zeit läuft

Author: Ezekiel Boone

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037248

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Sie sind da. Und sie sind nicht aufzuhalten. +++ Fleischfressende Spinnen haben Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi und Rio de Janeiro befallen. +++ Millionen von Menschen sind weltweit gestorben. +++ Da gibt die Wissenschaftlerin Melanie Guyer Entwarnung. Die Spinnen sterben, die Plage scheint überstanden. +++ In Japan wird ein Kokon gefunden, der Spinneneier gigantischen Ausmaßes enthält. +++ In Los Angeles verlassenen Überlebende die Quarantänezone mit Waffengewalt. Weltweit müssen die Regierungen einsehen: Der Ausnahmezustand kann nicht aufgehoben werden. +++ Jetzt muss die Präsidentin der USA mit einer schrecklichen Nachricht an die Presse: Jeder ist auf sich alleine gestellt. +++ Nervenzerreißende Spannung - Gegen diesen Thriller haben Sie keine Chance!

Touched With Fire

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106630

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.

Grusel- und Schauergeschichten

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104000670

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Dunkel und gespenstisch sind Edgar Allen Poes schaurige Geschichten, die ganz ohne das übliche Repertoire des Schaurigen, ohne Geister und Gespenster, auskommen. Die Menschen selbst sind es, die sich in Angst und Schrecken versetzen: In der königlichen Spaßgesellschaft muss ein verkrüppelter Zwerg, seiner physischen Deformation wegen als ›Hopp-Frosch‹ verlacht, das Entertainment auf Kosten seiner eigenen Würde gewährleisten. Systematisch erniedrigt, wächst in ihm ein unbändiger Rachedurst heran. Er treibt seinen Beruf auf die Spitze und erlaubt sich einen tödlichen Spaß ...

The Forgotten Ruin - Die vergessene Ruine

Author: Heidelore Mais,Erika Sophie Hopmann

Publisher: Langenscheidt

ISBN: 3468692234

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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'The forgotten Ruin – Die vergessene Ruine' ist ein spannender historischer Roman von Langenscheidt für fortgeschrittene Englischlerner. Der Roman entspricht dem Niveau B1 (Dialoge und Textpassagen zu 50% Englisch und zu 50% Deutsch). Vokabelangaben und integrierte Übungen erleichtern das Lernen und Verstehen des Textes. Für alle die neben dem Lesen ihr Englisch verbessern möchten. Zum Inhalt: Baltimore 1848: Der Deutsche Heinrich Weiß kommt mit einem Auswandererschiff in Amerika an. Henry White, wie er sich nun nennt, ist entschlossen, sein Glück zu machen. Henry beginnt, Gedichte und Erzählungen von E.A. Poe zu lesen und ist davon überzeugt, dass Poe Tony Stone, seinen Arbeitgeber, in einer Geschichte verewigt hat. Als er in einer nahe gelegenen Ruine eine Art Altar entdeckt, ist er sicher, auf der richtigen Spur zu sein...

Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics and Twentieth-century Classics

Author: Penguin (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780147713117

Category: Literature

Page: 286

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