Discussion in 'Fantasy / Horror' started by SkinWalker9281, Sep 25, 2008.
Can anyone give me some good Edgar Allan Poe good stories? thnx
Just to point out the obvious, Poe wrote short stories and poems.
Well, okay, there was one novel, but it was a short novel and I'm not sure I'd point anyone at it to get the true flavor of Poe's fiction.
Good stories that have stood the test of 150+ years:
"The Black Cat"
"The Tell-Tale Heart"
"The Cask of Amontillado"
"The Fall of the House of Usher"
"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar"
"The Pit and the Pendulum"
These are just a few of the gems. And, what the heck, while you're reading the stories, don't forget to read the poem, "The Raven." Really. You'll thank me.
As for the poems, I always favored "The City in the Sea." And "To Helen," of course, but I guess that isn't horror...
I'm not sure I think of "Berenice" as a classic, since when people remember it they usual giggle as if at a shared joke. Dental horror! But shoot, I guess it's as much of a classic as Ghostbusters. Poe had a hokey side that we have a right to treasure. (His face is on my diningroom wall.)
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