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 Tell-Tale Heart and Oth...

4.16 avg rating — 200,878 ratings — published 1982 — 14 editions
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The Complete Stories and Poems

4.37 avg rating — 170,282 ratings — published 1966 — 38 editions
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The Raven

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Essential Tales and Poems

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4.35 avg rating — 65,489 ratings — published 1843 — 16 editions
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The Fall of the House of Us...

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The Cask of Amontillado

4.08 avg rating — 54,288 ratings — published 1846 — 127 editions
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The Pit and the Pendulum

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The Tell-Tale Heart

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Polls

December 2015 Short Story Poll

 
  25 votes, 19.1%

1905, The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, 32 pages
 
  19 votes, 14.5%

 
  18 votes, 13.7%

 
  14 votes, 10.7%

 
  14 votes, 10.7%

1835, The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol, 48 pages
 
  12 votes, 9.2%

 
  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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