Tackling Poe: The Complete Works, Part 9

The ninth installment of Tackling Poe: The Complete Works begins a four-part review series of Edgar Allan's poems. *It may take a moment to load* The collection I am reading from conveniently divides the poems into four categories (Poems of Later Life, Poems of Manhood, Poems of Youth, and Doubtful Poems) so I will be…

Tackling Poe: The Complete Works, Part 8

This post marks the 8th installment of Tackling Poe: The Complete Works. This post will be different from the others in that I will only be looking at one work: Poe's only complete novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It is a fairly short tale at roughly 71,000 words, and chronicles the disastrous…

Tackling Poe: The Complete Works, Part 7

And here we are for the seventh installment of Tackling Poe: The Complete Works. This segment will finally conclude all of Poe's short stories. As always, feel free to check out my Dictionary of Purple Prose to see new words I've adopted from his texts, or use any of the free resources linked below to…

Tackling Poe: The Complete Works, Part 6

I'm finally back after a very extended absence from reading this collection. (Shame on me!) I suffered a bit of burn-out halfway through this segment's offerings, but finally recovered enough to get back to it. I've planned out the rest of the blog series now. Tackling Poe: The Complete Works is going to be a…

Tackling Poe: The Complete Works, Part 5

The fifth installment of Tackling Poe: The Complete Works is going to be starting strong, with The Tell-Tale Heart. What's been your favorite story so far? It'd be a hard choice for me; probably either The Pit and the Pendulum or The Fall of the House of Usher. If I were pressed to choose one that isn't considered…