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Selected Tales and Critical Writings
Edgar Allan Poe, Sathyaraj Venkatesan (Ed.)
Price : ₹ 250.00  
ISBN : 9789386296672
Language : English
Pages : 288
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2017
Series : Orient BlackSwan Critical Texts
Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image
About the Book

Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most enigmatic and controversial writers of American literature. Poe’s works continue to engage and baffle readers more than a century after they broke new ground in American letters. This book presents a meticulously edited and annotated selection of Poe’s tales and critical writings. The detailed introduction offers a critical survey of Poe’s oeuvre, while employing contemporary critical perspectives to contextualize and analyze key texts and thematic concerns. Supplemented with erudite critical studies by Dawn Keetley and James M. Hutchisson, this collection brings the writer and his contexts closer to the reader.

Table of Contents


Edgar Allan Poe: His Life
Poe’s Literary Output
Poe and Transcendentalism
Poe’s Science Fictions
Detective Fictions and the Theory of Ratiocination
Poe and the Gothic Tradition
Poe and the Victorian Cult of Death
Poe’s Theory of Composition and Critical Praxis
Critical Reception of Poe’s Work

1. The Purloined Letter
2. The Murders in the Rue Morgue
3. The Tell-Tale Heart
4. The Cask of Amontillado
5. The Fall of the House of Usher
6. The Black Cat
7. The Masque of the Red Death
8. The Pit and the Pendulum
9. The Imp of the Perverse
10. The Oval Portrait
11. A Descent into the Maelstrom

Critical Writings
1. Letter to Mr. B—
2. Twice-Told Tales: A Review
3. The Philosophy of Composition
4. The Poetic Principle
Notes and Annotations
Critical Essays
Pregnant Women and Envious Men in “Morella,” “Berenice,” “Ligeia,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher”
Dawn Keetley
The Permanence of Poe
James M. Hutchisson
Selected Bibliograph

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Sathyaraj Venkatesan is Assistant Professor of English at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.