Search - List of Books by Edgar Allan Poe

"Stupidity is a talent for misconception." -- Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 — October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. He attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money. After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officer's cadet at West Point, Poe parted ways with the Allans. His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian".

Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move between several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem "The Raven" to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. He began planning to produce his own journal, The Penn (later renamed The Stylus), though he died before it could be produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.

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Total Books: 2045
The Raven and Other Tales
2014 - The Raven and Other Tales [Scholastic Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781407144030
ISBN-10: 1407144030
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Spirits of the Dead
2007 - Spirits of the Dead (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140624229
ISBN-10: 0140624228
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Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
2007 - Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe [Enriched Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781416534761
ISBN-10: 1416534768
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 6

Major Tales and Poems
2006 - Major Tales and Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781587263422
ISBN-10: 1587263424
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Raven and Other Writings
2003 - The Raven and Other Writings [Aladdin Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780689863523
ISBN-10: 0689863527
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
2003 - Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780743467469
ISBN-10: 0743467469
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 5

The Raven And Other Poems
2002 - The Raven and Other Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780439224062
ISBN-10: 0439224063
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 23

Classic Tales of Horror Crime and Murder
2002 - Classic Tales of Horror Crime and Murder (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781578152735
ISBN-10: 1578152739
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 2

Retold Edgar Allan Poe
2000 - Retold Edgar Allan Poe [Retold Classics Anthologies] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780780792685
ISBN-10: 0780792688
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
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Best of Gothic Horror The Edgar Allan Poe Collection Dr Jekyll and  Mr Hyde Frankenstein
2000 - Best of Gothic Horror the Edgar Allan Poe Collection Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Frankenstein [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781886089662
ISBN-10: 1886089663
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 2

Edgar Allan Poe
2000 - Edgar Allan Poe [Retold Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780789151230
ISBN-10: 0789151235
Genre: Children's Books
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Tales of Mystery and Imagination
1999 - Tales of Mystery and Imagination [Classics Library NTC] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781853260131
ISBN-10: 1853260134
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 6

The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Stories And Other Stories
1999 - The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Stories and Other Stories [Whole Story] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780670887064
ISBN-10: 0670887064
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Horror
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 7

Masters of the Macabre
1999 - Masters of the Macabre (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780965076975
ISBN-10: 0965076970
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 8

Tales of Terror and Suspense
1998 - Tales of Terror and Suspense [Young Collector's Illustrated Classics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781561568802
ISBN-10: 1561568805
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales
1998 - The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780451526755
ISBN-10: 0451526759
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 17

Spirits of the Dead
1997 - Spirits of the Dead [Penguin Popular Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140622393
ISBN-10: 014062239X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Tales of Terror and Detection
1995 - Tales of Terror and Detection [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780486287447
ISBN-10: 0486287440
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 8

The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Stories
1995 - The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780146000119
ISBN-10: 0146000110
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 14

The Screaming Skull and Other Great American Ghost Stories
1995 - The Screaming Skull and Other Great American Ghost Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780812551785
ISBN-10: 0812551788
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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1995 - Edgar Allan Poe [Poetry for Young People] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1991 - Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror [Step-Up Classic Chillers] (Paperback)Hardcover
1991 - The Gold-bug and Other Tales [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)Paperback
1991 - The Raven and Other Favorite Poems [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)
1989 - Tales of Poe a Selection and Condensation [Best Loved Books for Young Readers] (Hardcover)
1980 - Selected Tales [The World's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover