Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe” as Want to Read:
The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  9,707 ratings  ·  329 reviews
At last, America’s Master Storyteller joins the ranks of Delphi Classics’ scholarly collections. This is the COMPLETE WORKS of the great literary giant Edgar Allan Poe. Why buy any other Kindle version, which will have texts missing? This is the only eBook available with every tale - even the very rare ones - poem, essay, letter and much, much more! Now you can truly own P ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by CreateSpace (first published 2004)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.50  · 
Rating details
 ·  9,707 ratings  ·  329 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know I've read too much Poe in too short a period of time when words like adduce and avidity have crept into my everyday conversation. At a Holiday party this week I actually said "That is a capital cheese" and couldn't understand why strangers looked at me funny. Reader beware, a Poe=lit infection is virulent.

If you've spent any amount of time with Poe you'll agree with me that he composes sentences with such a solid structure that if you were to diagram one of them with pointy sticks instead
My goodness the man's so modern, the following is written in 1836, but what could be more apposite for the Internet Age and the age of Self-Publishing and the age of Academia's Publish or Perish.

Edgar Allan Poe was an early employee of the “Southern Literary Messenger” of Richmond, Virginia. In 1836 he wrote a review of a legal tome titled “Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Chancery of Maryland”, and his first sentence provided a harsh assessment:

We cannot perceive any sufficient re
Joey Woolfardis
Surprisingly, for such a tiny book, this novelty actually includes complete works as opposed to snippets. 'The Raven' is laid out in all its glory, as are many other well-loved poems and stories ('The Tell-tale Heart' being one of them). It's a great place to start with Edgar's writings since it contains his most famous, and they are evocative and enduring both.

Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Shop | Etsy
Me and Edgar first encountered each other in seventh grade, when I was 13. I think it was love at first sight when we read one of the short story collections. Not only they were morbid and depicted the horrible nature of evil I thought he himself was like one of his tragic characters. This edition was a great chance to finish the rest that I hadn't come across. Illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, Harry Clarke etc.
Rachel Marie
Well fuck. How do i describe Edgar Allen Poe? Guess i really cant. What i CAN say, however, is how amazing he is. His stories are corrupt, depressing, haunting, chilling, goddamn terrifying, and downright inhumane.


If you don't have the time to get off ya bum and read the entire collection, at LEAST read the following:

The Murders at Rue Morgue
The Pit and the Pendulum
Cask of Amontillado
The Telltale Heart
The Raven
Jun 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
Edgar Allan Poe is a mixed bag for me. The stories and poems that I like, I like very, very much; but there are others that are just yawnfests. Still, this is the definitive collection for all Poe fans, so be sure to check it out.
Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
Ah, Halloween. I love this month. I love this season. Why? Because it gives me a really good excuse to wear sweaters (without dying from heat or them being practical to survive) and I get to reread things that I really like. Such as Poe. He's definitely not my favorite author. I could care less about most of his poems or his ventures into sci-fi. However, I love his horror.

This little collection has some old favorites, some new things, and some stuff I still don't like. It has the staples. "Blac
Dec 11, 2016 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I know it's taking me an extremely long time to read this; it's because I'm reading the odd one here and there instead of working my way through them all at once.

It will probably take me a couple of years doing it this way, but I am determined to read all of Poe at some point.


Ratings of what I've read thus far:
A Tale of Jerusalem: Two stars.
The Philosophy of Furniture: Two stars.
The Sphinx: Two stars.
Hop Frog: Two stars.
The Man of the Crowd: One star.
Never Bet the Devil Your Head: Two stars.
Orrin Grey
Jul 02, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Poe stories read by Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone seems like a guaranteed proposition. And certainly it is neither the material nor the readings that constitute the problems here.

The volume (at least on the copy I got) was so quiet that I had to turn the radio in my car all the way up in order to hear it, and even then sometimes the quiet parts were too quiet. Also, the titles of the stories and poems aren't ever given. While all of the pieces are easily recognizable to the enthusiast, the la
classic reverie
I have been reading and taking notes with this edition and will continue to read this when I read Poe but will post my review with the title of the story. This kindle version has no errors this far but the navigation could be better.
My main issue with this book is the very thin pages and the ease that they can tear if not handled properly. Other than that this is a collection I am proud to own. I was already familiar with Poe’s short gothic/horror stories and some of his poetry and this opened up a whole new aspect of him to me. Being only aware of certain stories and poems I couldn’t say if it was a complete collection at the title suggests but it does contain a variety and I have subsequently found some new favourites wit ...more
Katya Mills
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Edgar Allen Poe lived a difficult life, and his suffering informs the darkness of his work. As an author, I believe suffering informs my work. This is not to say you have to suffer to write well. Or that you should look to suffer. We all suffer in our own personal journeys through life, suffering is inevitable. Heartbreak. Fear. Terrifying moments, sometimes. Edgar Allen Poe's writing inspires me like no other. Very concrete. I care about the narrator. I can feel the horror, I am walking beside ...more
The editors did a good job of including some of Poe's best short stories and poems in this anthology, and it would have been hard to find two better-suited performers for the material than Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price. This would have been a highly enjoyable audiobook worthy of 4 stars, but the sound quality was poor throughout. It often sounded as if the stories were being read in an echoing cave, and for a couple of the stories Basil Rathbone performed, at times the echo was so bad that hi ...more
Jan 25, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of gothic horror,antiquarian and good writing!
Interestingly I have this book although mine is called The Penguin Tales and Poems,published by Bloomsbury Books. I entered my ISBN and got this edition, oh well…
Anyway I've only read a few stories so far but what I've read I've enjoyed. Not everyone will want all the poems or non-horror tales like Von Kempelen and His Discovery which is rather long winded and tedious but on the whole, great stuff! Pit and the Pendulumn, The Raven, Leonore and The Tell-tale Heart are superb pieces!
Michael Arnold
Before I start this review I should say that it is not that I dislike Poe. I do, and have even loved him - but I do think he is as a writer very overrated in many respects.

As a poet I find Poe is a very strong lyricist, but not a good poet in pretty much any other capacity. But 'The Raven'! 'The Raven'! I hear you cry. And. Yes I know, it is a very fun poem, and there is something to it, but it isn't so complicated as to elevate it to great verse (I know how pretentious that sentence sounds, bu
Jenny Mullin
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read 5 short stories and The Raven so I didn't read the entire thing.... Poe was quite the author.
Terrance Zepke
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Edgar Allen Poe is definitely the 1800s version of Stephen King. What a dark mind! But what great stories comes from it! I'm not into poetry so didn't read much of that section but like his most famous one, The Raven. I read most of the stories. Some are short and some are quite long. Here are favorites: The Oval Portrait, The Oblong Box, The Gold Bug, The Lighthouse, The Masque of the Red Death and The Murders in the Rue Morgue. But be warned! This is a complete collection--everything Poe ever ...more
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Classic. Subtle, haunting and absolutely beautiful. The creative mind this man had is absolutely incredible and I enjoy reading his works over and over. You get something new out of each of his poems and stories each time you read them. I highly recommend everyone reads at least his well known works, especially fans of the macabre and darker themes.
Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poe is a brilliant poet, although some of his short stories and poems are quite morbid. They're very interesting, and well written. I really wish that he hadn't died so early in his life, because his poetry was a burst of creative genius.
Agaistin Walsh
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
who doesnt like poe???
Dimos Kifokeris
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most readers are accustomed to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the forerunners of the late 19th century literature in the U.S.A. and a central figure of the last wave of Romanticists. Poe, apart from his enormous editorial and critical work, left a lasting literary mark mainly in the genres of horror, mystery and fantasy (as a writer and, most importantly, as a poet), pioneered in science fiction and influenced an endless list of writers up to nowadays, including such individuals of enormou ...more
Bryan Dawson
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I believed this book was a good read which kept my attention for the most part and intrigued me most of the way through the book. I thought it had cool horror elements to it which really sparked my attention. Although I thought there were moments to the book which were boring, I still thought the book was well worth the read. I enjoyed learning about the author, and hope to read more of his books in the future.
Rachel Annie
Poe, read by Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone?

Amazing. :D
Laura Anne
These were very well read but I was unable to finish the book as I had to return it to the library. 😞
Michael Jose
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent formatting book with excellently editing. Genuine must read this book.
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
In “The Gold Bug” by Edgar Allan Poe, there are the characters of Legrand, a man who lives on a small island off the coast of South Carolina and lost all his family’s fortune; Jupiter, Legrand’s African American assistant who lives with him; and the narrator. In this story Legrand comes upon a bug, or scarabaeus, that is made of solid gold. Another short story is “Four Beasts in One; The Homo-Cameleopard.” This story takes place in Antioch, and the main character is the king Antiochus Epiphanes. ...more
Must-have for any Poe fan. A beautiful, hardback collection of all his works, that looks great on the book shelf. I enjoy dipping in and out of it from time to time. My favourite short stories include The Fall of the House of Usher (Which contains one of the most amazing opening sentences to a short story ever written), The Gold Bug, The Premature Burial (Scares the crap out of me!) and The Tell-Tale Heart. Poe was writing about insanity and psychosis before they were even officially recognised ...more
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The narrators of this collection of stories and poetry was amazing- for a theatrical performance. However a theatrical performance isn't always conducive to comprehension. While i felt like I was more fully in the mood of the stories, i would often miss parts between the poor audio quality (which i forgive since it was recorded long ago and i'd rather have these recordings than not) and the echo-ish quality that would come through especially in the most dramatic portions.

Poe's work as a whole th
Nov 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't like audio books very much. I can see their use if I commuted in a car, but since I take the train, I read. However, this is one of the few audios that I love.

Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone reading Poe is just the best. It is so AWESOME! So CREEPY! So PERFECT!

It helps that both Price and Rathbone are known for playing villans. Yes, I know Rathbone played Sherlock HOlmes, but I remember him best from Flynn's Robin Hood and that version of Richard II, The Tower of London I think it was
I've been trying to figure out how to rate this book and then finally decided I can't. I had vastly different opinions about the various stories...from one to 4 stars. I am missing the brain cells that allow people to understand poetry, so I didn't like the poems and all the short stories on the last two cd's put me to sleep except for The Gold Bug, which was kind of a mystery-solving story that reminded me of Poe's Dupin. My favorite in this collection was The Pit and the Pendulum, followed by ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Songs the Dead Men Sing
  • Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories
  • A Treasury of Sherlock Holmes
  • A Vintage From Atlantis
  • The Complete Short Stories
  • The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories
  • Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism
  • The Loved Dead and Other Revisions
  • Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Das Leben der Wünsche
  • Coraline and Other Stories
  • The Night Library
  • Zwarte Sylvester
  • Selected Poems
  • Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere
  • Civil Disobedience, Solitude & Life Without Principle (Literary Classics)
See similar books…
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 ...more
“I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down."

[Letter to J. Beauchamp Jones, August 8, 1839]”
“Be silent in that solitude    Which is not loneliness - for then The spirits of the dead who stood    In life before thee are again In death around thee - and their will Shall then overshadow thee: be still.” 6 likes
More quotes…