Edgar Allan Poe


Books by Poe published in his lifetime

  • Tamerlane and Other Poems. By a Bostonian. Boston: Calvin F. S. Thomas, 1827.
  • Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems. Baltimore: Hatch & Dunning, 1829.
  • Poems . . . Second Edition. New York: Elam Bliss, 1831.
  • The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (anonymous). New York: Harper & Brothers, 1838.
  • Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque . . . In Two Volumes. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard. 1840.
  • Tales . . . . New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845.
  • The Raven and Other Poems. New York: Wiley and Putman, 1845.
  • Eureka:A Prose Poem. New York: Geo. P. Putnam, 1848.


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Modern Editions of Poe’s Work

  • Hough, Robert L. (ed.). Literary Criticism of Edgar A. Poe. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1965.
  • Mabbott, T. O. et al. (eds). Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe. 3 vols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969.
  • Ostrom, John Ward (ed.). The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe. 2 vols. New York: Gordian Press, 1966.
  • Poe, Edgar Allan. Edgar Allan Poe: Essays and Reviews. New York: Library of America, 1984.


  • Meyers, Jeffrey. Edgar A. Poe: His Life and Legacy. NY: Scribner's, 1992.
  • Quinn, Arthur Hobson. Edgar Allan Poe, a Critical Biography. New York: Cooper Square, 1969.
  • Silverman, Kenneth. Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance. NY: HarperCollins, 1991.

Literary Criticism
Books on Poe

Alexander, Jean. Affidavits of Genius; Edgar A. Poe and the French Critics, 1847-1924. Port Washington, New York: Kennikat Press, 1971

Bloom, Harold (ed.). Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Chelsea, 1985.

Booth, Bradford Allen. A Concordance of the Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1941.

Buranelli, Vincent. Edgar A. Poe. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1961.

Carlson, Eric. Companion to Poe Studies. New York: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Carlson, Eric W. (ed.). Critical Essays on Edgar A. Poe. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1987.

____. (ed.). The Recognition of Edgar A. Poe. Selected Criticism since 1829. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press: 1966.

Deas, Michael J. The Portraits and Daguerreotypes of Edgar Allan Poe. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1989.

Fisher, Benjamin Franklin IV (ed.). Myth and Reality: The Mysterious Mr. Poe. Baltimore: Edgar Allan Poe Society, 1987.

Gelpi, Albert. The Tenth Muse: The Psyche of the American Poet. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1975.

Halliburton, David. Edgar A. Poe; a Phenomenological View. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973.

Hammond, J. R. An Edgar Allan Poe Chronology. Basingstoke, England; New York, NY: Macmillan; St. Martin's, 1998.

Hayes, Kevin J. (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe. Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 2002.

Hayes, Kevin J. Poe and the Printed Word. Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 2000.

Hoffman, Daniel. PoePoePoePoePoePoePoe. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State UP, 1998.

Kennedy, J. Gerald. Poe. Death, and the Life of Writing.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1987.

Ketterer, David. The Rationale of Deception in Poe. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979.

Knapp, Bettina L. Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Ungar, 1984.

Levine, Stuart. Edgar Poe: Seer and Craftsman. Deland, FL.: Everett/Edwards, 1972.

____ and  Susan F. Levine (eds). Edgar Allan Poe: Eureka. Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 2004

Miller, Perry. The Raven and the Whale: Poe, Melville, and the New York Literary Scene.  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 1997 [1956].

Muller, John, and William Richardson. The Purloined Poe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1988.

Nankov, Nikita. Edgar Allan Poe as an American Romantic. Des Moines, IA: Orrin Frink, 1990.

Peeples, Scott. The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2004.

­­____. Edgar Allan Poe Revisited. New York, NY: Twayne, 1998.

Phillips, Elizabeth. Edgar A. Poe, an American Imagination. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1979.

Regan, Robert (ed.). Poe; a Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1967.

Renza, Louis A.. Edgar Allan Poe, Wallace Stevens, and the Poetics of American Privacy. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State UP, 2002.

Rosenheim, Shawn, and Stephen Rachman, (eds). The American Face of Edgar Allan Poe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1995.

Saliba, David R. A Psychology of Fear: the Nightmare Formula of Edgar A. Poe. Washington, DC: University Press of America, 1980.

Shucard, Alan. American Poetry: the Puritans through Walt Whitman.  Boston: Twayne, 1988.

Sova, Dawn B. Critical Companion to Edgar Allan Poe: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work.  New York, NY: Facts on File, 2007.

Thomas, Dwight, and David Jackson (eds). The Poe Log. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1987.

Vines, Lois Davis. Valéry and Poe: A Literary Legacy.  New York: New York UP, 1992.

Walker, I. M. (ed.). Edgar A. Poe: The Critical Heritage. NY: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986.

Woodberry, George Edward. The Life of Edgar Allan Poe, personal and literary; with his chief correspondence with men of letters. New York: Biblo and Tannen, 1965 [1909].

Zimmerman, Brett. Edgar Allan Poe: Rhetoric and Style.  Montreal, QC: McGill-Queen's UP, 2005.

Articles and essays

Ambrozy, Paulina “The Black Bird of Edgar Allan Poe and Wallace Stevens’ Thirteen Blackbirds” in 
Studia Anglica Posnaniensia: An International Review of English Studies 39 (2003): 279-87.

Barbarese, J. T.: “Taking Poe Seriously” in Georgia Review 58/4 (Winter 2004): 802-15.

Bohm, Arnd. A German Source for Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’” in Comparative Literature Studies 23/4 (1986 Winter): 310-323.

Bowlby, Rachel. “Readable City” in  PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 122/1 (Jan 2007): 306-09.

Cleman, John. "Irresistible Impulses: Edgar A. Poe and the Insanity Defense" in American Literature 63/4 (Dec 1991): 623- 40..

of Language" in Poe Studies 26.1/2 (Jun 1993): 22-41.

Garmon, Gerald M. “Emerson’s ‘Moral Sentiment’ and Poe’s ‘Poetic Sentiment’” in   Poe Studies 4/1 (June 1973): 19-21.

Garrison, Joseph M., Jr. “Poe’s ‘the City in the Sea’” in  Explicator 48/3 (Spring 1990): 185-188.

Graham, Kevin. Poe’s “The Bells” in  Explicator 62/1 (Fall 2003): 9-11.

Hoffman, Daniel. “The Artist of the Beautiful” in American Poetry Review 24/6 (Nov/Dec 1995): 11-18.

Howard, Brad. “’The Conquering Worm’: Dramatizing Aesthetics in ‘Ligeia’” in Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism: History, Theory, Interpretation, 21/2  (Dec. 1988): 36-43.

Howard, Leon. “Artifical Sensitivity abd Artful Rationality: Basic Elelents in the Creative Imagination of Edgar Allan Poe” in Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism: History, Theory, Interpretation 20/1 (June, 1987): 1-9.

Jackson, Virginia. “Poe, Longfellow, and the Institution of Poetry” in  Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism: History, Theory, Interpretation 33/1-2 (2000): 23-28.

Johnson, Christy Price. “Sublime Terror in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’” in  Tennessee Philological Bulletin: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association 34 (1997): 43-52.

Kearns, Christopher.” Poe’s Peering Eyes of Science” in  Edgar Allan Poe Review 3/2 (Fall 2002): 73-77.

Mayer, Ruth. "Neither Life nor Death: Poe's Aesthetic Transfiguration of Popular Notions of Death" in Poe Studies 29/1 (June 1996): 1-9.

Nelson, Dana D. "The Haunting of White Manhood: Poe, Fraternal Ritual, and Polygenesis." American Literature 69/3 (Sept. 1997): 515-547.

Peláez, Mónica. “The Sentimental Poe” in  Edgar Allan Poe Review 8/2 (Fall 2007): 65-85

Person, Leland S., Jr. “Poe’s Composition of Philosophy: Reading and Writing ‘The Raven’” in Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 46/3 (Autumn 1990): 1-15.

____. “Poe’s Poetics of Desire: ‘Th’Expanding Eye to the Loved Object’” in  Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism: History, Theory, Interpretation 32/1-2 (1999): 1-7.

Phillips, H. Wells. “Poe’s Usher: Precursor of Abstract Art” in Poe Studies 5/1 (June 1972): 14-16.

Pollin, Burton R. “Edgar Allan Poe as a Major Influence upon Allen Ginsberg” in  Mississippi Quarterly 54/2 (Fall 1999): 535-58.

Postema, James. "Edgar A. Poe's Control of Readers: Formal Pressures in Poe's Dream Poems." Essays in Literature 18/1 (Spring 1991): 68-76.

Smith, Dave. "Edgar A. Poe and the Nightmare Ode."  In Southern Humanities Review 29/1 (Winter 1995): 1-10.

Whalen, Terence. "Edgar A. Poe and the Horrid Laws of Political Economy." American Quarterly 44/3 (Sept. 1992): 381-417.

Wilson, Eric G. “Polar Apocalypse in Coleridge and Poe” in  Wordsworth Circle 35/1 (Winter 2004): 37-44.