Edgar Allan Poe


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: 4.17 · 1,153,761 ratings · 28,334 reviews · 3,604 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Tell-Tale Heart and Oth...

4.16 avg rating — 204,073 ratings — published 1843 — 2 editions
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The Complete Stories and Poems

4.38 avg rating — 193,962 ratings — published 1849 — 350 editions
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The Raven

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Essential Tales and Poems

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4.36 avg rating — 66,279 ratings — published 1843 — 16 editions
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The Fall of the House of Us...

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The Cask of Amontillado

4.09 avg rating — 55,422 ratings — published 1846 — 149 editions
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The Pit and the Pendulum

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The Tell-Tale Heart

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The Fall of the House of Usher

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Polls

January 2016 Old School Classic Poll

 
  27 votes, 18.2%

1880, Heidi by Johanna Spyri, 352 pages
 
  27 votes, 18.2%

1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells, 160 pages
 
  21 votes, 14.2%

1857, The Professor by Charlotte Brontë, 269 pages
 
  15 votes, 10.1%

 
  11 votes, 7.4%

1796, The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis, 386 pages
 
  9 votes, 6.1%

1862, Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, 244 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.4%

1857, Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens, 985 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.4%

 
  7 votes, 4.7%

1853, Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell, 432 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.1%

 
  5 votes, 3.4%

1846, Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac, 468 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1895, Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane, 272 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

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