Poe's Detective Stories
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Yes, my friends, Edgar Allan Poe is not only the Master of Horror, but he is also known as the Father of the American Mystery! His prime detective, C. Auguste Dupin, is the epitome of all detectives! And not only was Dupin the obvious inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's more famous Sherlock Holmes, but quite frankly, I'd call C. Auguste Dupin "Sherlock Holmes all coked up and on steroids!" Here are the Dupin tales and more... for your enjoyment. Enjoy the first American Detective stories!
The First Detective
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
The 'first detective' of fiction steps out 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' by Edgar Allan Poe is widely considered to be the first true detective story; also in this volume are the author's two other detective fiction classics featuring the same central character-'The Mystery of Marie Roget' & 'The Purloined Letter.' The French detective who features in all three is Chevalier Auguste Dupin, an amateur sleuth who puts himself in the position of the criminal and then uses logical deduction to discover how a crime was committed. This is an opportunity for lovers of classic crime and detective fiction to own and read these important and groundbreaking mysteries in a single volume, available in paperback or hardback with dust jacket for collectors.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MATTHEW PEARL Edgar Allan Poe invented detective fiction with these three mesmerising stories of a young eccentric named C. Auguste Dupin: 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Mystery of Marie Rogêt' and 'The Purloined Letter'. Dorothy L. Sayers would later describe these tales as 'almost a complete manual of detective theory and practice'. Indeed, Poe's short mysteries inspired the creation of countless literary sleuths, among them Sherlock Holmes. Today the unique Dupin stories still stand out as utterly engrossing page-turners. This edition includes the definitive text of these stories and an introduction and appendix on 'The Earliest Detectives' by Matthew Pearl.
DETECTIVE STORIES FROM THE AUTHOR WHO INVENTED THE GENRE -- EDGAR ALLAN POE. "It is because I liked Edgar Allan Poe's stories so much that I began to make suspense films." ALFRED HITCHCOCK "Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?" ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE "Mr. Poe has that indescribable something that men have agreed to call genius." JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL "Poe constantly and inevitably produced magic..." GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
This book contains the following works: - Alighieri, Dante: The Divine Comedy - Andersen, Hans Christian: The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories - Arnim, Elizabeth Von: The Enchanted April - Austen, Jane: Emma - Austen, Jane: Persuasion - Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice - Balzac, Honoré de: Father Goriot - Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre - Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights - Butler, Samuel: The Way of All Flesh - Cervantes, Miguel de: Don Quixote - Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness - Conrad, Joseph: Nostromo - Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders - Dickens, Charles: Bleak House - Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations - Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment - Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: The Idiot - Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles - Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo - Eliot, George: Daniel Deronda - Eliot, George: Middlemarch - Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary - Gogol, Nikolai: Dead Souls - Grimm, The Brothers: The Complete Fairy Tales - Homer: The Iliad - Homer: The Odyssey - Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables - James, Henry: The Portray of a Lady - Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Joyce, James: Ulysses - Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers - Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow - London, Jack: The Call of the Wild - Melville, Herman: Moby Dick - Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way - Stendhal: The Red and the Black - Sterne, Laurence: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Stoker, Bram: Dracula - Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels - Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair - Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina - Tolstoy, Leo: The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace - Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence - Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray - Zola, Émile: Germinal
All four legendary Sherlock Holmes novels, collected in a unique Graphic Deluxe Edition with an introduction by Michael Dirda Though endlessly reinterpreted, reinvented, and imitated, the Sherlock Holmes stories have never been surpassed. Sporting his signature billowing coat and pipe in hand, the genius investigator Holmes captivates readers with his alluring melancholy and superhuman intuition, while his partner, Dr. Watson, remains ever the perfect foil, a classic Victorian gentleman with brilliant intellect. Collected here are all four Holmes novels—A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Valley of Fear—tracing the origins of the pair up through showdowns with their greatest archenemies, including the infamous Professor Moriarty. Set in the seductive shadow world of Victorian London, the stories of Holmes and Watson live on, as immediate and original in our time as in their own. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.
The Best of Poe
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader contend with Poe's allusions and complicated vocabulary.Edgar Allan Poe'his name conjures up thoughts of hearts beating long after their owners are dead, of disease and plague amid wealth, of love that extends beyond the grave, and of black ravens who utter only one word. The richness of Poe's writing, however, includes much more than horror, loss, and death.Alive with hypnotic sounds and mesmerizing rhythms, his poetry captures both the splendor and devastation of love, life, and death. His stories teem with irony and black humor, in addition to plot twists and surprise endings. Living by their own rules and charged with passion, Poe's characters are instantly recognizable'even though we may be appalled by their actions, we understand their motivations.The thirty-three selections in The Best of Poe highlight his unique qualities. Discover for yourself the mysterious allure and genius of Edgar Allan Poe, who remains one of America's most popular and important authors, even more than 150 years after his death.
Famed Victorian-era sleuth outwits a variety of unprincipled villains in "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-headed League," "The Final Problem," "The Adventure of the Empty House," and two other tales.
Updated to reflect current research and rewritten for further clarity of presentation, the sixth edition of the best-selling THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to take a linguistic-analysis approach and focuses on the facts of language rather than on theoretical approaches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.
Author: Edward Frederick Knight
A chilling postapocalyptic novel of hope, despair, art, and war from the Nebula and Philip K. Dick Award–winning author of The Falling Woman. A plague wiped out most of the population, but some have been spared. In San Francisco, those who were left—painters, writers, dreamers—began rebuilding the city in their image: a society based on art, community, and peace. But not everyone has the same pacifist ideals. When a mysterious young woman, Jax, appears in San Francisco, she brings disturbing news. There’s a power-hungry man, a general, moving across California, annexing cities and rebuilding his own version of America, willing to destroy anyone who stands in his way. His sights are set on the Golden Gate Bridge, and his army will soon descend, bringing guns, determination, and violence. If Jax and her allies are to survive, they’ll have to defend themselves with nothing more than their creativity—and the soul of a city that refuses to be dominated. Drawing comparisons to the mind-bending work of Gabriel García Márquez, this lush and thought-provoking dystopian novel is an examination of human spirit, for better or worse, and a magical journey into what it means to survive.
Author: Christian Lehmann, William Rodarmor
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
1996 It all begins when Eric, Charles, and Andreas come upon the video store of their dreams, featuring war games they've never even heard of. Amid the stacks of lurid boxes, the most remarkable game of all is pressed on them by the store's owner. Though it fits on a single diskette, the game surpasses their wildest fantasies: the graphics are better than a movie, and the action seems to put them right inside the screen. A chilling novel of suspense, virtual reality, and cyberterror by a major new author of young adult fiction.
Wrapped in Plastic
Author: Andy Burns
Publisher: E C W Press
In 1990, avant garde filmmaker David Lynch (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet) and acclaimed TV writer Mark Frost (Hill Street Blues) teamed up to create a show that would redefine what the medium could achieve in a one-hour drama. With Twin Peaks, the duo entranced audiences with the town, its characters and central mystery - who killed Laura Palmer? In Twin Peaks, nothing is as it seems, and in Wrapped In Plastic, Andy Burns uncovers and explores the ground-breaking methods that have made the series one of the most influential and enduring shows of the past 25 years.