Rich Man, Poe Man.

This is the time of year when I pull out my copy of The Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe and peruse some old favorites. What’s your favorite Poe tale?

Here’s mine.

10 Comments

  1. Mila

    I rarely re-read books. There’s so many of them, no time for going back.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I have that problem too but sometimes I just have to dip into the past.

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  2. Jay

    I wish I could remember the title…I just bought some halloweenish stories for little kids (my nephews are all 5 and under), and one was “inspired” by Poe but very kid-friendly, a nice introduction.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      A kid-friendly introduction sounds like a really good way to get started on Poe, although I was introduced to his work through a cartoon version of “The Tell-Tale Heart” that was pretty terrifying. It scared me and yet convinced me to go and read the original story anyway. I still can’t explain that.

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  3. Arionis

    LOL, love it! Think I would have loved to have a beer or two with Edgar.

    In Jacksonville, FL there is a burger/pub called Poe’s. The whole pub is decked out in Poe theme and all the burgers have Poe inspired names. They are also delicious! I always swing by when I am in town.

    http://www.poestavern.com/atlantic-beach/about/

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That’s fantastic. Now I want to go to Jacksonville just to go to that tavern. The funny thing is most people don’t realize Poe really did have a sense of humor, although it was kind of a weird one at times. Some of his stories start with quotes supposedly from other writers but Poe really just made them up himself. Also in his will he stipulated that he wanted the literary critic Rufus Griswold–with whom he had a bitter rivalry–to be his biographer.
      Ya gotta love that.

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  4. Maria I Firpi Mazur

    I love Edgar Alan Poe also:

    “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”― Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That story is one of my favorites too, especially since I can understand the narrators’ fear of premature burial, even though it rarely, if ever, happens anymore.

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  5. Ann Koplow

    Love your tell-tale heart, Chris.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Your comments are tales I always love to hear.

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