Edgar Allan Poe was an American author and poet who is considered a central figure in American Romanticism. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe spent most of his life struggling with poverty and addiction. Despite these challenges, he left a lasting mark on American literature with his dark and macabre works. Poe is best known for his tales of mystery and horror, such as "The Raven," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." These stories often explore themes of death, madness, and the supernatural, and they are characterized by their vivid descriptions, eerie atmosphere, and psychological complexity. Poe's writing is also credited with pioneering the modern detective story.
In addition to his short stories, Poe also wrote poetry. His most famous poem, "The Raven," was first published in 1845 and tells the story of a man haunted by a mysterious bird. The poem's haunting refrain of "nevermore" has become one of the most famous lines in American literature, and its influence can be seen in popular culture to this day. Poe's poetry, like his prose, often explores themes of death, despair, and the unknown. His writing is notable for its rich imagery, musical language, and emotional intensity.
Despite his literary success, Poe struggled with personal and financial problems throughout his life. He worked as an editor for various literary magazines but often clashed with his employers and colleagues. His personal life was also marked by tragedy: his mother died when he was young, and his wife Virginia died of tuberculosis at the age of 24. Poe himself died under mysterious circumstances in 1849 at the age of 40. Despite these challenges, Poe's legacy continues to influence and inspire writers and readers alike. His contributions to American literature have been recognized with numerous awards and honors, and his influence can be seen in the works of many modern writers.
The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe
The Novels of Edgar Allan Poe.
Narrative Of A. Gordon Pym. (Inline Footnotes)
The Journal Of Julius Rodman. (Illustrated / Inline Footnotes)
The Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. (Inline Footnotes)
The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. (Inline Footnotes) Including The Raven
Introduction To “Poems”
Dedication To “The Raven And Other Poems”
Preface To “The Raven And Other Poems”
O, Tempora! O, Mores!
Spirits Of The Dead.
The Happiest Day.
The Lake To—.
To The River——.
To Isaac Lea.
The City In The Sea.
The Valley Of Unrest.
To One In Paradise.
May Queen Ode.
The Haunted Palace.
Lines On Joe Locke.
The Conqueror Worm.
A Campaign Song.
Impromptu. To Kate Carol.
Epigram For Wall Street.
The Divine Right Of Kings.
To Frances S. Osgood.
Deep In Earth.
To Marie Louise (Shew).
Lines On Ale.
To Marie Louise (Shew).
A Dream Within A Dream.
To My Mother.
The Non Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe.
The Conchologist’s First Book.
A Chapter On Autography.
Marginalia. (Inline Footnotes)
Fifty Suggestions. (Inline Footnotes)
The Literati. (Inline Footnotes)
The Letters Of Edgar Allan Poe 2 Vols.
The Complete Essays of Edgar Allan Poe. (Inline Footnotes)
The Biographies of Edgar Allan Poe.
Death Of Edgar A. Poe. By N. P. Willis.
Edgar A. Poe, A Psychopathic Study By Robertson, John W. (Illustrated / Inline Footnotes)
Edgar Allan Poe by Woodberry, George Edward. (Inline Footnotes)
Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons.
Famous American Writers By Sherwin Cody.
The Home Life of Poe by Susan Archer Talley Weiss. (Inline Footnotes)
Life-Story of Edgar Allan Poe by Mary Newton Stanard.
Edgar Allan Poe by Stedman, Edmund Clarence. (Illustrated / Inline Footnotes)
Edgar Allan Poe A Critical Study By Ransome, Arthur. (Inline Footnotes)
Edgar Allan Poe; How To Know Him By Smith, C. Alphonso. (Inline Footnotes)
Israfel The Life And Times Of Edger Allan Poe Vol I & II By Hervey Allen. (Illustrated / Inline Footnotes)