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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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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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The Complete Stories and Poems

4.38 avg rating — 243,367 ratings — published 1849 — 374 editions
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The Tell-Tale Heart and Oth...

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The Raven

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The Cask of Amontillado

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The Essential Tales and Poe...

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The Pit and the Pendulum

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The Fall of the House of Us...

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The Raven and Other Poems

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“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
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“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
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“We loved with a love that was more than love.”
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