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Tales of Terror and Detection by Edgar Allan…

Tales of Terror and Detection

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Cosa dire di Edgar Allan Poe che non sia stato già detto? Nulla, quindi mi limito a scrivere qualche mia breve impressione: il terrore del titolo è tutto interiore, nessuno come Poe sa scandagliare gli abissi dell'animo umano per tirarne fuori le paure più ancestrali. Sepolte vive, possesioni demoniache, morti risorti: sta davvero accadendo o è tutto nella mente del narratore? Ogni racconto è costantemente sospeso tra sogno e realtà, anche la scelta di non fornire mai troppi particolari di contorno contribuisce a creare un'atmosfera vaga e quasi onirica.
Nota negativa per la traduzione troppo arcaica e macchinosa, che appesantisce la lettura spezzando un po' la tensione del racconto ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486287440, Paperback)

These 5 stories engagingly reveal Poe's virtuoso gifts for both crime detection and the macabre. Includes 2 of his most famous tales, "The Mystery of Marie Roget" and "The Purloined Letter," which introduces C. Auguste Dupin, the first fictional detective. Also features "William Wilson," a chilling tale of crime and evil.

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A compilation of classic Poe tales for young adult readers, including "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Cask of Amontillado."

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