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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe

I would give the world to embody one half the ideas afloat in my imagination.


Works about Poe

  • Hutchisson, James M. Poe. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
  • Ostrom, John Ward, ed. The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe, 2 vols., 3rd ed. Revised and expanded by Burton R. Pollin and Jeffrey A. Savoye. New York: Gordian Press, 2008.
  • Quinn, Arthur Hobson. Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography. 1941. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
  • Symons, Julian. The Tell-Tale Heart: The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.
If you'd like to read more haunting fiction, you might enjoy:
  • Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1886
  • Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood, 1952
  • Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, 1959
  • Stephen King's The Shining, 1977
If you'd like to read more detective fiction, you might enjoy:
  • Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White, 1860
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Complete Sherlock Holmes, 1930
  • Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, 1930
  • Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, 1934

Websites

  • The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
    Founded in 1923, the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore grew out of several smaller organizations endeavoring to erect a memorial to Poe at his gravesite. They have been responsible for the preservation of Poe’s Baltimore home and continue to honor Poe’s legacy with an annual lecture series and several publications. The society’s comprehensive website features information and essays about Poe’s life and work.
  • The Poe Museum
    Richmond’s Poe Museum hosts a collection of Poe’s manuscripts and artifacts from his life. The museum’s website features a brief biography of Poe with special attention paid to his time in Richmond, educational resources, and a selection of Poe’s stories and poems.
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