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Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Raven Edition in10 Volumes., Poe, Edgar Allen

Author Name    Poe, Edgar Allen

Title   Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Raven Edition in10 Volumes.

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Type   Hardcover

Edition   Limited Edition

Size   8vo - over 7 - 9" tall

Publisher   New York, NY Lamb Publishing Co. 1902

Seller ID   000781

Edition limited to 1000 copies. Complete in ten volumes. vI: Poems, vII-VI: Tales, vVII-IX: Essays, vX: Miscellany, With a Critical Introduction by Charles F. Richardson, each with frontis illustration in sepia with captioned tissue guard, illustrated black and white plates throughout, numerous in text illustrations. Half bound in brown cloth backed in red Morocco with corners in same, banded spine with gilt titles and decoration, top edges gilt, fore edges untrimmed with some pages still uncut. Mild wear at extremities, gilt to spines faded, vols IV & VIII each with small chip out at head of spine, vol III with some faint water spots to front board and 3/8" faded spot, previous owner's name stamped in each front free end paper, clean unmarked pages, sound bindings. Overall, a very handsome set. Due to size and weight, extra shipping charges may apply. Poe's stature as a major figure in world literature is primarily based on his ingenious and profound short stories, poems, and critical theories, which established a highly influential rationale for the short form in both poetry and fiction. Regarded in literary histories and handbooks as the architect of the modern short story, Poe was also the principal forerunner of the "art for art's sake" movement in nineteenth-century European literature. Whereas earlier critics predominantly concerned themselves with moral or ideological generalities, Poe focused his criticism on the specifics of style and construction that contributed to a work's effectiveness or failure. In his own work, he demonstrated a brilliant command of language and technique as well as an inspired and original imagination. Poe's poetry and short stories greatly influenced the French Symbolists of the late nineteenth century, who in turn altered the direction of modern literature. It is this philosophical and artistic transaction that accounts for much of Poe's importance in literary history. -- Poetry Foundation


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