Poe: Pelted, Pounded, Pummeled and Pulverized

Pelted, Pounded, Pummeled and Pulverized
 
 
Bookstand Publishing
  • erschienen am 4. März 2010
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 216 Seiten
978-1-58909-686-8 (ISBN)
 
Poe: Pelted, Pounded, Pummeled and Pulverized is a unique collection of eighteen classic Edgar Allan Poe short stories that have been creatively rewritten and satirized into adult parody form featuring adult content and language, and the work is the thirty-fifth book of author Jay Dubya (John Weissner). When Jay Dubya was a New Jersey public school English teacher, during his thirty-four-year classroom career, he often enjoyed teaching and reading the influential literature of Edgar Allen Poe to his sometimes-enlightened middle and high school students. Even though Poe (1809-1849) had died at a very young age, he still managed, remarkably, to write and publish more than nine-hundred pages of imaginative short stories and awe-inspiring poems. In addition to being a superb writer, Poe was also an excellent editor and literary critic, and is widely regarded as one of the most important authors in American literature. The now-esteemed writer is often referred to as "the father of the American short story" and as "the inventor of the detective story." Edgar married his thirteen-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm and made a very modest living as a writer and as a newspaper journalist. Poe had a nasty temper, took drugs as painkillers, and because of his mercurial disposition was unable to keep a job for any length of time. In 1847 Virginia died of tuberculosis and Poe, underfed, pale and gaunt-looking, passed away two years later. Poe's detective stories "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter" made him famous in addition to his classic horror tales "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Cask of Amontillado," and the popular but eerie epic "The Tell Tale Heart."
  • Englisch
  • geheftet
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  • Gewebe-Einband
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  • mit Schutzumschlag
Illustrations, black and white
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 140 mm
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  • Dicke: 16 mm
  • 408 gr
978-1-58909-686-8 (9781589096868)
158909686X (158909686X)

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