Text: Lawrence Labree, “New Books,” Rover (New York, NY), June 28, 1845, p. 240



TALES by Edgar A. Poe. Mr. Poe has acquired the reputation of a powerful and vigorous writer, though occasionally delighting in biting sarcasm and highly-strained and unreasonable criticism. But in this instance he has given the public a pleasant volume of tales rather above the medium of that style of writing, each one of which possesses the power of holding the reader to the end — tales of absorbing interest. By and bye, however, we shall take the liberty of pointing out a close similarity of the main incident in the “Gold Bug” with another in a story published some years ago called “The Pirate's Treasure.”

The above books from Wiley & Putnam, are printed on white paper, with new type, and are highly creditable specimens of typography




The other book, noted in only a few sentences, is Letters From Italy, by Joel. T. Headley.



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