The Tell-Tale Heart

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397276

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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'Presently I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was a groan of mortal terror ... the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul.' Stories about murder, mystery and madness, portraying the author's feverish imagination at its creative height. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Poe's works available in Penguin Classics are The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Portable Edgar Allan Poe and The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe.
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Little Black Classics Box Set

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141398877

Category: Fiction

Page: 5120

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A stunning collection of all 80 exquisite Little Black Classics from Penguin This spectacular box set of the 80 books in the Little Black Classics series showcases the many wonderful and varied writers in Penguin Black Classics. From India to Greece, Denmark to Iran, the United States to Britain, this assortment of books will transport readers back in time to the furthest corners of the globe. With a choice of fiction, poetry, essays and maxims, by the likes of Chekhov, Balzac, Ovid, Austen, Sappho and Dante, it won''t be difficult to find a book to suit your mood. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of the Penguin Classics list - from drama to poetry, from fiction to history, with books taken from around the world and across numerous centuries. The Little Black Classics Box Set includes: � The Atheist''s Mass (Honor� de Balzac) � The Beautifull Cassandra (Jane Austen) � The Communist Manifesto (Fredrich Engels and Karl Marx) � Cruel Alexis (Virgil) � The Dhammapada (Anon) � The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon (Aesop) � The Eve of St Agnes (John Keats) � The Fall of Icarus (Ovid) � The Figure in the Carpet (Henry James) � The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows (Rudyard Kipling) � Gooseberries (Anton Chekhov) � The Great Fire of London (Samuel Pepys) � The Great Winglebury Duel (Charles Dickens) � How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher''s Dog (Johann Peter Hebel) � How Much Land Does A Man Need? (Leo Tolstoy) � How To Use Your Enemies (Baltasar Graci�n) � How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing (Michel de Montaigne) � I Hate and I Love (Catullus) � Il Duro (D. H. Lawrence) � It was snowing butterflies (Charles Darwin) � Jason and Medea (Apollonius of Rhodes) � Kasyan from the Beautiful Mountains (Ivan Turgenev) � Leonardo da Vinci (Giorgio Vasari) � The Life of a Stupid Man (Ryunosuke Akutagawa) � Lips Too Chilled (Matsuo Basho) � Lord Arthur Savile''s Crime (Oscar Wilde) � The Madness of Cambyses (Herodotus � The Maldive Shark (Herman Melville) � The Meek One (Fyodor Dostoyevsky � Mrs Rosie and the Priest (Giovanni Boccaccio) � My Dearest Father (Wolfgang Mozart) � The Night is Darkening Round Me (Emily Bront�) � The nightingales are drunk (Hafez) � The Nose (Nikolay Gogol) � Olalla (Robert Louis Stevenson) � The Old Man in the Moon (Shen Fu), Miss Brill (Katherine Mansfield) � The Old Nure''s Story (Elizabeth Gaskell) � On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts (Thomas De Quincey) � On the Beach at Night Alone (Walt Whitman) � The Reckoning (Edith Wharton) � Remember, Body... (C. P. Cavafy) � The Robber Bridegroom (Brothers Grimm) � The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue (Anon) � Sindbad the Sailor � Sketchy, Doubtful, Incomplete Jottings (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) � Socrates'' Defence (Plato) � Speaking of Siva (Anon) � The Steel Flea (Nikolai Leskov) � The Tell-Tale Heart (Edgar Allan Poe) � The Terrors of the Night (Thomas Nashe) � The Tinder Box (Hans Christian Andersen) � Three Tang Dynasty Poets (Wang Wei) � Trimalchio''s Feast (Petronius) � To-morrow (Joseph Conrad), Of Street Piemen (Henry Mayhew) � Traffic (John Ruskin) � Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls (Marco Polo) � The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe (Richard Hakluyt) � The Wife of Bath (Geoffrey Chaucer) � The Woman Much Missed (Thomas Hardy) � The Yellow Wall-paper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman) � Wailing Ghosts (Pu Songling) � Well, they are gone, and here must I remain (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141907266

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 560

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This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In the Tell Tale Heart, a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum and the Cask of Amontillado explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate.
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The New Penguin Book of American Short Stories, from Washington Irving to Lydia Davis

Author: Kasia Boddy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014119443X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The last 50 years have proved a particularly lively period in the history of the short story form. This new collection gives a full picture of the richness and diversity of this most American of genres from its very beginnings to the present day. The collection offers a freshly stimulating combination of old favourites such as Mark Twain's 'Jim Smiley's Jumping Frog' and Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart', unfamiliar works by well-known authors, such as Ernest Hemingway's 'Out of Season', Stephen Crane's 'An Episode of War' and F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Lost Decade' , and some remarkable stories by wonderful but less well known writers such as Mary Wilkins Freeman and Charles W. Chestnutt who deserve a wider audience. It's a compact book but it covers a lot of ground. There are 31 stories, covering 199 years (that is, the first story was published in 1807; the last is from 2006). The final three authors are Lorrie Moore, Jhumpa Lahiri and Lydia Davis. Table of contents Washington Irving - The Little Man in Black (1807) Nathaniel Hawthorne - Young Goodman Brown (1835) Edgar Allan Poe - The Tell-Tale Heart (1843) Fanny Fern - Aunt Hetty on Matrimony (1851) Mark Twain - Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog (1865) Joel Chandler Harris - The Tar Baby Story (1880) Mary Wilkins Freeman - Two Friends (1887) Charles W. Chesnutt - The Wife of his Youth (1898) Henry James - The Real Right Thing (1899) Stephen Crane - An Episode of War (1899) O. Henry - Hearts and Hands (1903) Sherwood Anderson - The Untold Lie (1917) Ernest HemingwayOut of Season (1923) Edith Wharton - Atrophy (1927) Dorothy Parker - New York to Detroit (1928) Eudora Welty - The Whistle (1938) William Faulkner - Barn Burning (1939) F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Lost Decade (1939) Zora Neale Hurston - Now You Cookin' with Gas (1942) Bernard Malamud - The First Seven Years (1950) Flannery O'Connor - A Late Encounter with the Enemy (1953) John Updike - Sunday Teasing (1956) John Cheever - Reunion (1962) Grace Paley - Wants (1971) Alice Walker - The Flowers (1973) Donald Barthelme - I Bought a Little City (1974) Raymond Carver - Collectors (1975) Richard Ford - Communist (1985) Lorrie Moore - Starving Again (1990) Jhumpa Lahiri - The Third and Final Continent (1999) Lydia Davis - The Caterpillar (2006)
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The Reckoning

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397578

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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'If marriage was the slow life-long acquittal of a debt contracted in ignorance, then marriage was a crime against human nature.' Two moving stories of love, loss, desire and divorce, from one of the great chroniclers of nineteenth-century New York life. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Edith Wharton (1862-1937). Wharton's works available in Penguin Classics are Ethan Frome, The Age of Innocence, The Custom of the Country and The House of Mirth.
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An Introduction to Narratology

Author: Monika Fludernik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134058772

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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An Introduction to Narratology is an accessible, practical guide to narratological theory and terminology and its application to literature. In this book, Monika Fludernik outlines: the key concepts of style, metaphor and metonymy, and the history of narrative forms narratological approaches to interpretation and the linguistic aspects of texts, including new cognitive developments in the field how students can use narratological theory to work with texts, incorporating detailed practical examples a glossary of useful narrative terms, and suggestions for further reading. This textbook offers a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of narratology by a leading practitioner in the field. It demystifies the subject in a way that is accessible to beginners, but also reflects recent theoretical developments and narratology’s increasing popularity as a critical tool.
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Sinister Resonance

The Mediumship of the Listener

Author: David Toop

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441149724

Category: Music

Page: 256

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A major new work from one of the world's most erudite, intellectual, and influential thinkers and writers about sound and music. >
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The Black Cat and Other Stories

Author: Edgar Allan Poe,David Wharry

Publisher: Penguin Longman

ISBN: 9781405876629

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 44

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Classic / British English Are you brave enough to read four of Poe's famous horror stories? Edgar Allan Poe wrote strange stories about terrible people and evil crimes. Don't read this book late at night!
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