Penguin Classics the Pit and the Pendulum: The Essential Poe

4.16 avg rating
( 48,295 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141190624: Penguin Classics the Pit and the Pendulum: The Essential Poe

This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In The Tell Tale Heart, a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum and The Cask of Amontillado explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Peter Ackroyd is a well known writer and historian. He has been the literary editor of The Spectator and chief book reviewer for the The Times, as well as writing several highly acclaimed books including a biography of Dickens and London: The Biography. He resides in London and his most recent highly acclaimed work is Thames: Sacred River.

From Library Journal:

Grade 8 Up-This series entry presents Poe's unabridged text accompanied by annotated color and black-and-white illustrations and reproductions of various aspects of life during the stories' time periods. The selections include "The Gold-Bug," "The Oval Portrait," "The Cask of Amontillado," "Some Words with a Mummy," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." In some instances, as when there is a historical connection, the annotations are particularly enlightening, e.g., the information about the Inquisition and its relationship to "The Pit and the Pendulum." To maintain continuity, readers may prefer to read through the stories first and then return to the sidebars or vice versa. Libraries that own anthologies of Poe tales will not be denying readers the most important material-the stories themselves-if they pass on this one.
Joanne K. Cecere, Highland High School, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Edgar Allan Poe
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141190620 ISBN 13: 9780141190624
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. This selection of Poe s critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In The Tell Tale Heart, a murderer s insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum and The Cask of Amontillado explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780141190624

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN 10: 0141190620 ISBN 13: 9780141190624
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801411906240000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Edgar Allan Poe
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141190620 ISBN 13: 9780141190624
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. This selection of Poe s critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In The Tell Tale Heart, a murderer s insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum and The Cask of Amontillado explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780141190624

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Edgar Allan Poe
Published by Penguin Classics (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141190620 ISBN 13: 9780141190624
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001841453

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Edgar Allan Poe
Published by Penguin Classics (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141190620 ISBN 13: 9780141190624
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2009. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780141190624

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.66
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Poe, Edgar Allan
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2013)
ISBN 10: 0141190620 ISBN 13: 9780141190624
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2013. Book Condition: New. 2013. Paperback. A selection the author's critical writings, of short fiction and poetry that demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FC; FYB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 132 x 20. Weight in Grams: 198. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141190624

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Poe, Edgar Allan
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141190620 ISBN 13: 9780141190624
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. 2013. Paperback. A selection the author's critical writings, of short fiction and poetry that demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FC; FYB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 132 x 20. Weight in Grams: 198. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141190624

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Edgar Allan Poe
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0141190620 ISBN 13: 9780141190624
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141190624

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN 10: 0141190620 ISBN 13: 9780141190624
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141190620. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141190620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Edgar Allan Poe, Peter Ackroyd
ISBN 10: 0141190620 ISBN 13: 9780141190624
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. The Fall of the House of Usher describes the final hours of a family tormente. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141190624_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book