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Complete Essays

Charles Dudley Warner

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All this is mainly the work of women. The men are sometimes admitted, are even hired to perform and be encouraged and criticised; that is, men who are already highly cultivated, or who are in sympathy with the noble feminization of the age. It is a glorious movement. Its professed object is to give an intellectual lift to society. And no doubt, unless all reports are exaggerated, it is making our great leisure class of women highly intellectual beings. But, encouraging as this prospect is, it gives us pause. Who are these young women to associate with? with whom are they to hold high converse? For life is a two-fold affair. And meantime what is being done for the young men who are expected to share in the high society of the. . . Read More

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"Em visões do breu nocturno e incerto
Sonhei com o prazer de outrora...
Mas um sonho desperto, pela aurora,
Deixou-me o coração deserto.

Que faz senão sonhar sempre acordado
Aquele que olha de soslaio
As coisas em redor, e com um raio
Apontado para o passado?

Aquele sonho santo... visionário,
Enquanto o mundo escarnecia,
Me acalentou, tal chama que irradia
Guiando uma alma solitária.

E embora aquela luz, na tem...more

Let's face it. . . the only thing Edgar Allan Poe ever did that was scary was marry his 14-year-old cousin.

But, beyond that, Mr. Poe wasn't scary. . .

He was sad.

And, yes, he was an “I see dead people” person, but not because he was obsessed with the occult. He kept seeing ac...more

Aproveché que una amiga me lo presto para leerlo ahora que le di la oportunidad a los cuentos completos de Edgar y la verdad es que este hombre no para de sorprenderme.
Fue un placer poder leer sus poesías completas de una vez por todas.
Algún día espero poder tener un tomo propio con t...more

I'm a way too big of a fan of Edgar Allan Poe to rate it differently.

Out—out are the lights—out all!
And, over each quivering form,
The curtain, a funeral pall,
Comes down with the rush of a storm,
While the angels, all pallid and wan,
Uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy,...more

It took me awhile to finish this poetry book like 3 months?!! yes !! three months!!

Not because it's bad, nope!

I found myself drowned with work and the desire to read such a classic almost evaporated, but I was really patient and determined to resume reading these poe...more

This edition by Dover Publications recreates the 1900 Endymion editions.  Poe is mostly known for his short stories, but his poetry is an important part of his work.  This edition goes beyond "The Raven", "The Bells", and "Annabel Lee".  Some poems seem out of place. Two of his poems "Al Aaraaf"...more

"All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream."

The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe will give you a fascinating glimpse into his tragic life. The majority of his poems are interpreted autobiographically: his achievements, his beloved wives, his losses, and ultimately, his unbecoming.

Reviewing a fictio..."

“Kuzgun” hayatımda okuduğum en etkileyici şiirlerden biri, Poe’nun hayatını öğrenince daha anlam kazanıyor aslında şiirler.

3.5 out of 5 stars

“I saw no heaven — but in her eyes.”

Let me just say that I adore Poe and his work. I find his stories and poems fascinating. I did not enjoy some of these poems though. The ones I loved I really did adore. This edition includes all 48 of his poems!!


The Happiest Day, the Happ...


When I was younger I was under the impression Poe was just a sort of madman writer who seemed fixated on creepy imagery, death, shadows, fear, etc. either because he was some mad genius, had a mental disorder, or was unduly affected by his fondness for alcohol. In reading his poems one gets a les...more

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