South Manchester Book Group

We're a friendly and open reading group, and we share a love of books and discussing them with other people. We meet every fortnight, but you don't have to come to them all. It's dead simple; choose a book you like the sound of, read it (or even part of it) beforehand and turn up with a few ideas and money for beer / wine / flirtinis. It's very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch.

We normally meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis. Whilst the contagion lasts and we remain indoors we'll meet online, reading virtual books and drinking virtual flirtinis — vlirtinis if you will.

We've become rather popular recently so unfortunately aren't accepting new members just at the moment. But please drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and a short version of what we’re reading next is here.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe



Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

This seems to be a fairly commonly available, comprehensive and cheap collection of Poe.

The Table of Contents can be viewed here - I suggest that at the previous meeting we decide which stories/poems we want to focus on.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

After some discussion we came up with the following list of stories / poems to concentrate on:

Stories:
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Gold Bug
The Tell-tale Heart
The Purloined Letter
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Masque of the Red Death
Literary Life Of Thingum Bob, Esq

Poems:-
The Raven
To Helen
To Helen -

Anonymous said...

Good old Poe. His works are all (as far as I know) in the public domain.

You can read all of the works we're looking at online here:
http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/eapoe/bl-eapoe-complete.htm

You can download the majority of them from Project Gutenberg:
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/p#a481

If you fancy audiobooks then Librivox have got quite a few of these:
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?title=&author=poe&status=complete&action=Search

Anonymous said...

Poe remains brilliant and paper is still best...