Friday, October 13, 2017

Throw Back Thursday: Great Reading from My Past

I can't let a throw-back Thursday in October go by without a nod to my first and favorite storyteller of scary tales.  Edgar Allan Poe is a must-read for this wonderful season of fright.  I chose this edition of his writings because I think Penguin does the classics better than any other publisher.  So, don't let this Halloween pass you by without visiting the master of the macabre. 

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door —
 Only this, and nothing more."

Jacket Description:
The Portable Poe compiles Poe's greatest writings: tales of fantasy, terror, death, revenge, murder, and mystery, including "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," the world's first detective story. In addition, this volume offers letters, articles, criticism, visionary poetry, and a selection of random "opinions" on fancy and the imagination, music and poetry, intuition and sundry other topics.

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