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Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Great Tales 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.

Edgar Allan Poe, 1848 (Courtesy of the Poe Museum, Richmond, Virginia)


Hoffman, Daniel. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe. New York: Doubleday, 1972.

May, Charles E. Edgar Allan Poe: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1991.

Poe, Edgar Allan. Richard Wilbur, ed. Edgar Allan Poe: Poems and Poetics. New York: Library of America, 2003.

Silverman, Kenneth. Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

——, ed. New Essays on Poe’s Major Tales. Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Sova, Dawn B. Edgar Allan Poe, A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life and Work. New York: Checkmark Books, 2001.


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 website features information and essays about Poe’s life and work.

The Poe Museum
The Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, houses 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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