Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe


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

Died
October 07, 1849

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Influences


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 · 994,686 ratings · 20,628 reviews · 3,250 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Complete Stories and Poems

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The Raven

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Polls

December 2015 Short Story Poll

 
  25 votes, 18.9%

1905, The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, 32 pages
 
  20 votes, 15.2%

 
  18 votes, 13.6%

 
  14 votes, 10.6%

 
  14 votes, 10.6%

1835, The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol, 48 pages
 
  12 votes, 9.1%

 
  10 votes, 7.6%

 
  8 votes, 6.1%

1897, Liza of Lambeth by W. Somerset Maugham, 128 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.8%

1983, Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal, 98 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.8%

1955, Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, 128 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.8%

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