Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque

Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque

Title:Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781903025598
Format Type:
Number of Pages:368 pages

Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, the com­pan­ion vol­ume to Poe’s better-​known Tales of Mys­tery and Imag­i­na­tion, con­tains a selec­tion of his very best sto­ries, many of which first appeared in book form in the orig­i­nal Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque in 1840. Many of the sto­ries deal with the famil­iar Poe themes of mur­der, obses­sion and pas­sion, but this vol­ume also con­tains many often-​overlooked tales of the fan­tas­tic and comic, par­o­dies and hoaxes, includ­ing ‘The Unpar­al­leled Adven­ture of Hans Pfaall’, ‘Mes­meric Rev­e­la­tion’, ‘Hop-​Frog’, and & ‘The Imp of the Perverse’.

The book includes a sec­tion in colour, and con­tains use­ful essays from notable schol­ars: an intro­duc­tion by Kevin J. Hayes and Ben­jamin F. Fisher on Poe and the gothic.

engag­ing biog­ra­phy of Edgar Allen Poe
the com­plete text in a mod­ern, read­able typeface
an illus­trated pub­lish­ing his­tory of the tales
time­line in colour of Poe’s world
colour map of Poe’s America


    Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque Reviews

  • Jesse

    I haven't actually finished this yet, but I wanted to write somethings before they were out of my mind.His poetry is sooooo good. It's hard to comprehend how someone can sound so inocent and in love, ...

  • Michael

    Absolutely WonderfulThe first volume is a masterpiece of literature, displaying Poe's views of life, death, and the agonizing nature of lost love. While not quite as entertaining as the first volume, ...

  • Earl

    Though there are short stories which need to be contextualized, a majority of stories from this collection are worth reading. ...

  • Moud Benzahra

    La régularité des difformités imaginatives prend le dessus encore une fois chez Edgar Allan Poe : En témoigne clairement son recueil « Histoires Grotesques et Sérieuses » qui a la particularit...

  • Luzhana

    My godfather gave me away a large pile of books before leaving the country (the greatest gift someone can offer, tbh), and since I haven't been able to keep up my reading habits I thought it would mak...

  • Charles Chettiar

    Good different material...

  • Sarah

    Прослушала рассказ "Падение дома Ашеров" в "Модели для сборки"....

  • Florian

    Very pleasant to read. The stories are rich, rich of details but also rich of knowledge. Loved it....

  • Lvia

    more like a 2.5 bc i loved some of the stories but others i couldn't stand, really...

  • Luis Capuchino

    Si quieres empezar con el misterio, es muy recomendable que empieces aquí mismo. Te harán reír y en ocasiones a motivarte. Un libro que me gusto y del cual me saco risas. Lo recomiendo mucho....