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Complete Edgar Allan Poe

Old 07-20-05, 04:04 PM
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Complete Edgar Allan Poe

I want to buy a single-volume hardcover edition of all the writings of Poe. But there are so many. I'm looking for the most complete and the most high-quality.

I've picked these two as potentially the best ones, but maybe I'm wrong.



http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0785814531/

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http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Boo...66196035&itm=2

Amazon also has a nice-looking "Unabridged" Leatherbound volume, but it's out of print, sadly.

So which should I go with? Maybe there's a better one that I'm missing...
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Old 07-20-05, 04:15 PM
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I've looked through the bottom choice at a B&N store, and it seems to be excelent. I can't say anything about your top choice though. I've never had a chance to check it out.
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I have the top choice, as a matter of fact, I think I got it for $6 at one of Borders' clearance sales. Excellent choice, although I haven't gotten a chance to get really deep into it yet.
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Old 07-22-05, 09:17 PM
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But can you guys comment on the quality of the books themselves?
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Old 07-22-05, 09:46 PM
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i also want to know. I can get really absorbed into Poe's psychological and surrealistic escapisms
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Old 07-23-05, 12:07 AM
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I have a single volume softcover edition of his Complete Works. It's very nice, but......hell, I don't even know where it is! In one of my rubbermaid boxes, I assume, but I'm not entirely sure.

For me, the downside of those anthology books is that they're so damn awkward. and if I can't just pick up a book and go I usually abandon it eventually.
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