Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

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born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
January 19, 1809

died
October 07, 1849

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The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews. He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America’s first great literary critic and theoretician. Poe’s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.

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Average rating: 4.18 · 818,942 ratings · 14,238 reviews · 2,113 distinct works · Similar authors
The Tell-Tale Heart and Oth...
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The Complete Stories and Poems
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Essential Tales and Poems
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The Cask of Amontillado
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The Raven
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The Pit and the Pendulum
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The Raven and other poems
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The Tell-Tale Heart
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The Fall of the House of Usher
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More books by Edgar Allan Poe…
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
Edgar Allan Poe

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
Edgar Allan Poe

“We loved with a love that was more than love.”
Edgar Allan Poe

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June 2015 Old School Classics Group Read

 
  10 votes, 25.0%

1868, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 449 pages
 
  9 votes, 22.5%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  5 votes, 12.5%

 
  5 votes, 12.5%

 
  4 votes, 10.0%

1818, Persuasion by Jane Austen, 249 pages
 
  3 votes, 7.5%

 
  3 votes, 7.5%

1830, The Red and the Black by Stendhal, 608 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.5%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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