Didsbury Book Group

We talk about them too ! If you like to talk about what you've read, then please join us — new members are very welcome. We meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm.

There's a meeting 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 all very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and there's a shorter version of upcoming books 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:

Adrian 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...