The Raven and Selected Short Stories

The Raven and Selected Short Stories - Edgar Allan Poe, Stefan Rudnicki, Various

Many of these stories are re-reads for me, but on the re-read I found that I loved them better on the first read. What I love about them now, are mostly the memories I connect with the stories:

 

The Black Cat will always remind me of an English teacher who I once advised to seek help for his obsession with dead cats (we read the story right after Richard Wright's Black Boy which also featured the killing of a cat).

 

The Fall of the House of Usher is one I saw at the theatre and most of what I remember is connected with the performance, not the story.

 

The Mask of the Red Death was the subject of my flat mates final project at university.

 

The list goes on. I'm glad I have re-read the stories, but Poe will never be a favourite as - with the notable exception of The Raven - the stories themselves don't resonate much with me.

 

 

This collection contains:

 

The Raven

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Mask of the Red Death

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Black Cat

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

The Cask of Amontillado

Hop-Frog

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Mystery of Marie Rog te

The Purloined Letter