18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Review: “18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe” by Edgar Allan Poe

 

Thumbs up for 18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Vincent Price and Chandler Brossard. Horror.

I remembered liking Poe when I’d read him before, and Halloween seemed an excellent time to finish up a collection of his stories. He was even better than I remembered, and I enjoyed the selection in this edition enough that it’s earned a place on my bookshelf. It’s hard to say which was my favorite, but I think the nod might have to go to “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether” – who would have thought the consummate horror writer would make me laugh out loud?

“When I look around me I feel ashamed of my former apprehensions. If I trembled at the blast which has hitherto attended us, shall I not stand aghast at a warring of wind and ocean, to convey any idea of which the words tornado and simoom are trivial and ineffective? All in the immediate vicinity of the ship is the blackness of eternal night, and a chaos of foamless water; but, about a league on either side of us, may be seen, indistinctly and at intervals, stupendous ramparts of ice, towering away into the desolate sky, and looking like the walls of the universe.”
–from “MS Found in a Bottle”


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