Edgar Allan Poe (70 books)

(18091849)

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Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of the macabre and mystery, Poe was one of the early American practitioners of the short story and a progenitor of detective fiction and crime fiction. He is also credited with contributing to the emergent science fiction… (more)

 

X-ing a Paragrab

William Wilson

Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling

Von Kempelen and His Discovery

Three Sundays in a Week

Thou Art the Man

The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall

The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade

The Tell-Tale Heart

by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a "vulture eye". The murder is carefully...

The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether

The Sphinx

The Spectacles

The Raven

by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for the first time on January 29, 1845, in the New York Evening Mirror. Noted for its musicality, stylized language...

The Purloined Letter

by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue...

The Premature Burial

The Power of Words

The Pit and the Pendulum

by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Pit and the Pendulum" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842. The story is about the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, though Poe skews historical...

The Oval Portrait

The Oblong Box

The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been claimed as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination"....

The Masque of the Red Death

by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Masque of the Red Death", originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death", is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid...

The Man That Was Used Up

The Man of the Crowd

The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.

The Landscape Garden

The Journal of Julius Rodman

The Island of the Fay

The Imp of the Perverse

The Gold-Bug

by Edgar Allan Poe

Set on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the plot follows William Legrand, who was recently bitten by a gold-colored bug. His servant Jupiter fears Legrand is going insane and goes to Legrand's friend, an unnamed...

The Fall of the House of Usher

by Edgar Allan Poe

The tale opens with the unnamed narrator arriving at the house of his friend, Roderick Usher, having received a letter from him in a distant part of the country complaining of an illness and asking for his comfort.

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar

The Duc de L'Omelette

The Domain of Arnheim

The Devil in the Belfry

by Edgar Allan Poe

In an isolated town called Vondervotteimittis (wonder-what-time-it-is), the punctilious inhabitants seem to be concerned with nothing but clocks and cabbage. This methodical, boring and quiet little borough...

The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion

The Colloquy of Monos and Una

The Cask of Amontillado

by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story, written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story is set...

The Business Man

The Black Cat

by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Black Cat" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with...

The Balloon-Hoax

The Assignation

The Angel of the Odd

Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque

by Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque is a collection of previously-published short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1840.

Some Words with a Mummy

Silence

Shadow

Never Bet the Devil Your Head

Mystification

MS. Found in a Bottle

Morella

Metzengerstein

Mesmeric Revelation

Mellonta Tauta

Loss of Breath

Lionizing

Ligeia

Landor's Cottage

King Pest

How to Write a Blackwood Article

Hop-Frog

Four Beasts in One

Eleonora

Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences

Bon-Bon

Berenice

A Tale of the Ragged Mountains

A Tale of Jerusalem

A Predicament

A Descent into the Maelström

by Edgar Allan Poe

Inspired by the Moskstraumen, it is couched as a story within a story, a tale told at the summit of a mountain climb. The story is told by an old man who reveals that he only appears old - "You suppose me a...

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