Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Review of The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel
Intriguing Connections = 1) Some Type of Romance

Elaborate Description

Most are short stories with varying qualities. Many of the stories seem incomplete, as in they start upon a story but rather than a next event, the story ends. Some stories crave an ending, while others are not so desiring. Poe is great at creating different worlds, different stories ranging from fantasy and science-fiction, to different realistic portrays of life such as being on a journey. The problem is that Poe is not good at continuing the stories, as they end abruptly. Many of the short stories have complex narrative but are too short be properly engaged with or understood. Many of the stories do have a dark narrative, where as the main character dies or has many what seem as insurmountable problems.

Most poems contain a description of what the poem is describing or a belief in why it was written.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  9789897780226
Pages to read:   981
Publication:     2017
1st Edition:      1832
Format:            eBook

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    2
Content          1
Overall           1