Edgar Allan Poe

Poe, Edgar Allan born Jan. 19, 1809, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 7, 1849, Baltimore, Md.

American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre. His tale “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841) initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American fiction. His “The Raven” (1845) numbers among the best-known poems in the national literature.

Edgar Allan Poe's ancestry on his father's side has been traced to Samuel Lincoln, a weaver who emigrated from Hingham, England, to Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1637. The president's forebears were pioneers who moved west with the expanding frontier from Massachusetts to Berks County, Pennsylvania, and then to Virginia. Abraham Lincoln's father, Thomas Lincoln, was born in Rockingham County in backcountry Virginia in 1778. In 1781 Thomas Lincoln's father, who was also named Abraham, took his family to Hughes Station on the Green River, 32 km (20 mi) east of Louisville, Kentucky. In 1786 a Native American killed the first Edgar Allan Poe while he was at work clearing land for a farm in the forest.

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Edgar Allan Poe Books

An Appreciation
Life of Poe by James R Lowell
Death of Poe by N P Willis

Poetical Works
The Unparalled Adventures of One Hans Pfall
The Gold Bug 1843
Four Beasts in One 1850
The Murders in the Rue Morgue 1841
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt 1850
The Balloon Hoax 1850
Manuscript Found in a Bottle 1833
The Oval Portrait 1850
The Purloined Letter 1845
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherezade 1850
A Descent into the Maelström 1841
Von Kempelen and his Discovery 1850
Mesmeric Revelation 1844
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar 1845
The Black Cat 1843
The Fall of the House of Usher 1839
Silence a Fable 1837
The Masque of the Red Death 1842
The Cask of Amontillado 1846
The Imp of the Perverse 1850
The Island of the Fay 1850
The Assignation 1834
The Pit and the Pendulum 1842
The Premature Burial 1850
The Domain of Arnheim 1850
Landor's Cottage 1850
William Wilson 1839
The Tell-Tale Heart 1843
Berenice 1835
Eleonora 1850
Narrative of A. Gordon Pym 1850
Ligeia 1838
Morella 1850
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains 1850
The Spectacles 1850
King Pest 1835
Three Sundays in a Week 1850

Study Notes for The Unparalled Adventures of One Hans Pfall

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