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Eight Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe

Eight Tales of Terror (edition 1965)

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Title:Eight Tales of Terror
Authors:Edgar Allan Poe
Info:Scholastic (1965), Edition: 7th THUS, Mass Market Paperback
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A collection of horror stories includes depictions of a man haunted by the spirit of his dead wife, strange plots of revenge, and a traveler trapped on a ghost ship.
  lkmuir | Dec 1, 2015 |
It's an interesting mix of stories that range from murder for revenge, ghost stories, demonic possession, death personified, etc. The book has a very brief introduction that highlights various aspects of Poe's life and it is one of the rare times that I actually wished for a longer introduction. Also each of the eight stories has a paragraph or two of introduction that includes interesting tidbits like who first published the story and what was going on in the time of Poe's life when it was published. If you don't like spoilers, I suggest reading the introductory paragraphs AFTER you read the stories. ( )
1 vote pussreboots | Sep 21, 2014 |
* The Cask of Amontillado - I think makes Poe so memorable is his vivid first-person accounts from the point of view of a killer.
* Hop-Frog - Um. What is this man's obsession with orangutans?
* MS. Found in a Bottle - Good suspense, but the ending confused me.
* Ligeia - Didn't really go anywhere.
* The Fall of the House of Usher - Not as interesting as his others, but good atmosphere.
* William Wilson - Brilliant piece of horror.
* The Masque of the Red Death - Meh. Weird for no reason and kind of boring.
* The Imp of the Perverse - A strange little story on why we knowingly act not in our own interest - such as lying, procrastinating, drinking, and other things sure to get us into trouble - to explain a confession of murder. ( )
  melydia | Dec 23, 2009 |
Eight stories, some of his most famous, crammed into a little book that should probably never be read in the middle of the night, but perfect for the Halloween atmosphere.

Includes: “Cask of Amotillado”, “Hop-Frog”, “MS. Found in a Bottle”, “Ligeia”, “Fall of the House of Usher”, “William Wilson”, “Mask of Red Death”, and “Imp of the Perverse”.

It was a good and quick read. I’d read three of the stories back in school but was interesting reading them again as an adult and not remembering a whole lot of what they were about. ( )
  blondierocket | Oct 20, 2008 |
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Anderson, James E.Editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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First published in Godey's Lady's Book for November, 1846, "The Cask" is perhaps the most widely read of all Poe's tales.
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Chilling stories by Edgar Allan Poe, the master of terror: "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Mask of the Red Death," "The Cask of the Amontillado," and five other tales that hover on the edge of madness and pull you into a nightmare world.
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