Edgar Allan Poe revolutionized literature by inventing the modern detective story and horror genre with such immortal works as "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." He is also known for his haunting poetry, which includes the classics "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee." Bloom's How to Write about Edgar Allan Poe offers valuable paper-topic suggestions, clearly outlined strategies on how to write a strong essay, and an insightful introduction by Harold Bloom on writing about Poe. This volume is designed to help students develop their analytical writing skills and critical comprehension of this important author's turbulent life and unforgettable works.
CONTENTS Series Introduction Volume Introduction How to Write a Good Essay How to Write about Edgar Allan Poe - “Ligeia” - “The Fall of the House of Usher” - “William Wilson” - “The Masque of the Red Death” - “The Pit and the Pendulum” - “The Gold-Bug” - “The Black Cat” - “The Tell-Tale Heart” - “The Purloined Letter” - “The Cask of Amontillado” - The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym - “The Raven” - “Annabel Lee” Index