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Edgar Allan Poe
[1809-1849]


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Edgar Allan Poe is considered by many to have invented the American horror story,
the modern detective story, and science fiction. While Poe is usually taught as a literary master,
he was also an intellectual giant on the level of Michelangelo or Da Vinci or Einstein.

"Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast - perhaps the larger -
portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant."

"Never to suffer would have been never to have been blessed."

— Edgar Allan Poe


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Born Edgar Poe; his father abandoned the family shortly after Edgar's birth. When Edgar was two and a half years old, his mother died of tuberculosis. Edgar was raised by Frances Allan, the wife of a Richmond, Virginia merchant who never legally adopted him.

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collections {just below}  ••  tales   ••  poems  ••  other works

Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe book  "Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" [1938]
Kindle Edition from Random House/Vintage [4/2012] for $13.99
Vintage Books 8x5¼ pb [9/75] for $12.24
Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [10/87] out of print/used
Castle Books 9¼x7 hardcover [3/2002] for $17.00
Penguin Modern Library 8x5½ hardcover [1938] out of print/many used
Portable Edgar Allan Poe book from Viking  "The Portable Edgar Allan Poe" [Viking 1945] Edited by Philip Van Doren Stern
(1945 & 1959 & 1995), then by J. Gerald Kennedy (1965 & 2006)

Kindle Edition from Penguin Classics [3/2006 edition] for $16.99
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [1965] for $18.00
Penguin mass pb [1995] out of print/dozens used
Viking 9x6 hardcover [11/59] out of print/used
Viking 9x6¾ hardcover [11/59] out of print/used
Complete Stories & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe  "Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" [1966]
Doubleday 8¼x5¾ hardcover [8/84] for $15.61
Doubleday hardcover [1/66] out of print/many used
Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe book edited by Harold Beaver  "The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe" [1976] Edited by Harold Beaver
includes the 1848 poetic science essay "Eureka"; "A Descent Into The Maelström"; "A Tale of The Ragged Mountains"; "The Balloon-Hoax"; "The Colloquy of Monos and Una"; "The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion"; "The Facts In The Case of M. Valdemar"; "Mellonta Tauta"; "Mesmeric Revelation"; "MS. Found In A Bottle"; "The Power of Words"; "Some Words With A Mummy"; "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether"; "The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade"; "The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall"; and "Von Kempelen and His Discovery"
Kindle Edition from Penguin Classics [7/2006 edition] for $9.99
Penguin Classics 8x5¼ pb [12/76] for $12.03

Poe Illustrated Tales graphic stories  "Poe: Illustrated Tales of Mystery And Imagination" [1980]
ten short stories & poems drawn by 13 artists
Edited by Robert Klanten & Hendrik Hellige

Kindle Edition from Die Gestalten Verlag [5/2011] for $9.99
Die Gestalten Verlag 9½x7¾ hardcover [12/2006] for $42.00
The Unknown Poe book edited by Raymond Foye  "The Unknown Poe" [1980] Edited by Raymond Foye
"An anthology of fugitive writings by Edgar Allan Poe, with appreciations by Charles Beaudelaire,
Stéphane Mellarmé, Paul Valéry, J.K. Huysmans & André Breton"
City Lights Publrs 8x5½ pb [2001] for $9.95
City Lights Publrs pb [1980] out of print/used
Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe collection  "The Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe" [1983]
Running Press 8½x5¼ pb [6/83] out of print/100+ used
Sweetwater Press 8½x5½ hardcover [2/97] out of print/used
Running Press 8½x5½ hardcover [1983] out of print/many used
Library of America Edgar Allan Poe  "Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales" [1984]
Edited by Patrick F. Quinn

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [8/84] for $27.18
includes 68 pieces, including 'Annabel Lee', 'The Bells', 'The Conqueror
Worm', 'Lenore', 'The Raven', 'Spirits of The Dead', and 'Tamerlane'
Library of America Edgar Allan Poe  "Edgar Allan Poe: Essays and Reviews" [1984]
Edited by G. R. Thompson

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/84] for $35.46
includes essays, reviews, articles & marginalia
Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales & Poems book  "Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales and Poems" [1988]
CreateSpace 10x7 pb [2/2010] for $15.99
Castle Books 9½x7 hardcover [11/2009] for $7.18
Book Sales hardcover [2/88] out of print/used
The Essential Poe collection  "The Essential Poe: Tales of Horror and Mystery" [1990]
Illustrated by Ronald Porcelli

Ecco Press 6¼x4½ pb [9/99] out of print/used
HarperCollins 6¾x4¾ pb [5/91] out of print/used
Lantern Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/90] out of print/used
Naxos AudioBooks audio CD [12/2008] for $26.58
Library of America Edgar Allan Poe  "Poe: Poetry, Tales & Selected Essays" [1996]
Edited by Patrick F. Quinn & G. R. Thompson

Library of America College Editions 7¾x5 pb [10/96] for $19.95
includes 62 poems, 68 'tales and sketches', 20 other short works
Edgar Allan Poe Poems & Poetics from Library of America  "Edgar Allan Poe: Poems and Poetics" [2003]
Edited by Richard Wilbur
{Pulitzer Prize winner & former U.S. Poet Laureate}
Library of America 7½x5 hardcover [10/2003] for $20.00
Complete Illustrated Works of Edgar Allan Poe book  "The Complete Illustrated Works of Edgar Allan Poe" [2003]
public domain illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, Edouard Manet, Arthur Rackham & others;
hardcover is paper version of the blue-cover Delphi Classics Kindle edition below
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [4/2011] for $2.99 {sic}
Chancellor Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [12/2003] out of print/used
Edgar Allen Poe's Lost Tales book compiled by Peter Haining  "Edgar Allen Poe's Lost Tales" [2006]
Compiled & Introduced by Peter Haining

"a unique collection of tales that in most cases have not appeared in print for well over a century"
Apocryphile Press 8x5 pb [9/2006] for $16.95
Saddleback Illustrated Classics The Best of Poe book  "The Best of Poe (Saddleback Illustrated Classics)" [2006]
four Edgar Allan Poe short stories in 64 pages: "The Pit and The Pendulum", "The Fall of The House of Usher", "The Cask of Amontillado", and "The Murders In The Rue Morgue"
Saddleback Educational Publng 7¾x6 hardcover [9/2006] for $15.56
Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe  "Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe" [2006]
Kindle Edition from Hesperides Press [12/2006 edition] for $7.99
Hesperides Press 8½x5½ pb [12/2006] for $29.99
Pomona Press 8½x5½ hardcover [12/2006] for $33.99
Edgar Allan Poe Graphic Classics book from Eureka Prodns  "Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe" [2010]
Fourth Edition graphic adaptations include "The Pit and The Pendulum" by David Hontiveros & Carlo Vergara; "William Wilson" by Rafael Nieves & Dan Dougherty; "Annabel Lee" and revised "The Raven" by J.B. Bonivert; "The Black Cat", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Fall of The House of Usher", "Imp of The Perverse"; "Premature Burial"; "The Cask of Amontillado"; "Never Bet The Devil Your Head"; and the H.P. Lovecraft tale "In A Sequester'd Providence Churchyard"
Eureka Prodns 4th edition 10x7 pb [5/2010] for $11.01
Eureka Prodns 3rd edition 9¾x7 pb [6/2006] out of print/used
Eureka Prodns 2nd edition 10x6¾ pb [3/2004] out of print/used
Eureka Prodns 1st edition 7¾x5 pb [12/2001] out of print/used

Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe book from Penguin  "Penguin Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Mystery and The Supernatural From The Original Master of Terror" [2011]
Foreword by Will Self

Penguin Group 9x6 pb [11/2011] out of print/used
Penguin Books, Ltd 9½x6 hardcover [11/2011] out of print/used
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Tales (Short Stories & Sketches)
of Edgar Allan Poe

there are 69 short stories or sketches in the Poe Canon
Poe Bibliography listing at Wikipedia

The Complete Stories (Everyman's Library)
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Stories-Everymans-Library/dp/0679417400/

Edgar Allan Poe: Sixty-Seven Tales April 24, 1993
http://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Allan-Poe-Sixty-Seven-Tales/dp/0517092905/

Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Short Story Collection by Edgar Allan Poe (Mar 6, 2009)
http://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Allan-Poe-Complete-Collection/dp/1453643141/

"Metzengerstein" January 14, 1832 Philadelphia Saturday Courier
First published anonymously with the subtitle "A Tale In Imitation of The German"
"The Duc de L'Omelette" March 3, 1832 Philadelphia Saturday Courier - originally "The Duke of l'Omelette"
"A Tale of Jerusalem" June 9, 1832 Philadelphia Saturday Courier
"Loss of Breath" November 10, 1832 Philadelphia Saturday Courier - originally "A Decided Loss"
"Bon-Bon" December 1, 1832 Philadelphia Saturday Courier - originally "The Bargain Lost"
"MS. Found In A Bottle" October 19, 1833 Baltimore Saturday Visiter
"The Assignation" January 1834 Godey's Lady's Book - originally "The Visionary", published anonymously
"Berenice" March 1835 Southern Literary Messenger
"Morella" April 1835 Southern Literary Messenger
"Lionizing: A Tale" May 1835 Southern Literary Messenger
"The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall" June 1835 Southern Literary Messenger
"King Pest" September 1835 Southern Literary Messenger
originally "King Pest The First", published anonymously
"Shadow: A Parable" September 1835 Southern Literary Messenger - published anonymously
"Four Beasts In One: The Homo-Cameleopard" March 1836 Southern Literary Messenger - originally "Epimanes"
"Mystification" June 1837 American Monthly Magazine - originally "Von Jung, The Mystific"
"Silence: A Fable" 1838 Baltimore Book - originally "Siope: A Fable"

"Ligeia" September 1838 Baltimore American Museum Horror
Republished in the February 15, 1845 issue of the New York World,
included the poem "The Conqueror Worm" as words written by Ligeia on her death-bed

"How To Write A Blackwood Article" November 1838 Baltimore American Museum Parody
An introduction to "A Predicament"
"A Predicament" November 1838 Baltimore American Museum Parody
companion to "How To Write A Blackwood Article", originally "The Scythe of Time"

"The Devil In The Belfry" May 18, 1839 Saturday Chronicle and Mirror of the Times
"The Man That Was Used Up" August 1839 Burton's Gentleman's Magazine

"The Fall of The House of Usher" September 1839 Burton's Gentleman's Magazine

"William Wilson" October 1839 The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1840
"The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion" December 1839 Burton's Gentleman's Magazine Science
"Why The Little Frenchman Wears His Hand In A Sling" 1840 Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque
"The Business Man" February 1840 Burton's Gentleman's Magazine - originally "Peter Pendulum"
"The Man of The Crowd" December 1840 Graham's Magazine

"The Murders In The Rue Morgue" April 1841 Graham's Magazine

"A Descent Into The Maelström" April 1841 Graham's Magazine
"The Island of The Fay" June 1841 Graham's Magazine
"The Colloquy of Monos and Una" August 1841 Graham's Magazine
"Never Bet The Devil Your Head: A Tale With A Moral" September 1841 Graham's Magazine
"Eleonora" Fall 1841 The Gift for 1842
"Three Sundays In A Week" November 27, 1841 Saturday Evening Post - originally "A Succession of Sundays"
"The Oval Portrait" April 1842 Graham's Magazine - originally "Life in Death"

"The Masque of The Red Death" May 1842 Graham's Magazine - originally "The Mask of The Red Death"
http://www.amazon.com/The-Masque-Red-Death-Generations/dp/0886468949/

"The Landscape Garden" October 1842 Snowden's Ladies' Companion
later incorporated into "The Domain of Arnheim"

"The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" in November 1842, December 1842, February 1843 (serialized)
Snowden's Ladies' Companion - originally subtitled "A Sequel To The Murders In The Rue Morgue"

"The Pit and The Pendulum" 1842–1843 The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present

"The Tell-Tale Heart" January 1843 The Pioneer

"The Gold-Bug" June 1843 Dollar Newspaper

"The Black Cat" August 19, 1843 United States Saturday Post
"Diddling" October 14, 1843 Philadelphia Saturday Courier - originally "Raising The Wind; or,
Diddling Considered As One of The Exact Sciences"[89]
"The Spectacles" March 27, 1844 Dollar Newspaper
"A Tale of The Ragged Mountains" April 1844 Godey's Lady's Book
"The Premature Burial" July 31, 1844 Dollar Newspaper
"Mesmeric Revelation" August 1844 Columbian Magazine
"The Oblong Box" September 1844 Godey's Lady's Book
"The Angel of The Odd: An Extravaganza" October 1844 Columbian Magazine
"Thou Art The Man" November 1844 Godey's Lady's Book
"The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq." December 1844 Southern Literary Messenger

"The Purloined Letter" 1844–1845 The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present

"The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade" February 1845 Godey's Lady's Book
meant as a sequel to One Thousand and One Nights
"Some Words With A Mummy" April 1845 American Review: A Whig Journal
"The Power of Words" June 1845 Democratic Review
"The Imp of the Perverse" July 1845 Graham's Magazine
"The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" November 1845 Graham's Magazine
"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" December 1845 The American Review
"The Sphinx" January 1846 Arthur's Ladies Magazine

"The Cask of Amontillado" November 1846 Godey's Lady's Book

"The Domain of Arnheim" March 1847 Columbian Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine
expansion of previous story "The Landscape Garden"
"Mellonta Tauta" February 1849 Flag of Our Union
"Hop-Frog: or, The Eight Chained Ourang-Outangs" March 17, 1849 Flag of Our Union
"Von Kempelen and His Discovery" April 14, 1849 Flag of Our Union
"X-ing a Paragrab" May 12, 1849 Flag of Our Union

"Landor's Cottage" June 9, 1849 Flag of Our Union
originally "Landor's Cottage: A Pendant to The Domain of Arnheim"

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Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
there are 70 poems in the Poe Canon
Poems by Poe listing at Wikipedia

The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe []
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Poetry-Edgar-Signet-Classics/dp/0451531051/
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Poetry-Signet-Classics-ebook/dp/B0023ZLLEE/

"Complete poems of Edgar Allen Poe (1971)
http://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Allen-Poe-Complete-Poems/dp/1449535542/

"The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" (Harvard Paperbacks #166, June 1980) Edited by Thomas Ollive Mabbott
http://www.amazon.com/Poems-Edgar-Allan-Harvard-Paperbacks/dp/0674677803/

"The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe [Audio Cassette]
Read by Christopher Cazanove, Joel Grey, Gregory Hines, Roger Rees, David Warner, Michael York
http://www.amazon.com/The-Poetry-Edgar-Allan-Poe/dp/0787106690/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Poetry-Edgar-Allan-Poe/dp/159007033X/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Poetry-Edgar-Allan-Poe/dp/1590070321/

"Poetry" 1824 Never published in Poe's lifetime
"O, Tempora! O, Mores!" 1825 - never published during Poe's lifetime + not authenticated as by Poe

"Tamerlane" July 1827 Tamerlane and Other Poems
Only 12 copies of Poe's first book "Tamerlane and Other Poems" have survived

"Song" July 1827 Tamerlane and Other Poems
"Imitation" July 1827 Tamerlane and Other Poems
"A Dream" July 1827 Tamerlane and Other Poems
"The Lake" July 1827 Tamerlane and Other Poems
"Spirits of The Dead" July 1827 Tamerlane and Other Poems
"Evening Star" July 1827 Tamerlane and Other Poems
"Dreams" July 1827 Tamerlane and Other Poems
"Stanzas" July 1827 Tamerlane and Other Poems

"The Happiest Day" September 15, 1827 The North American
"To Margaret" circa 1827 - never published during Poe's lifetime
"Alone" 1829 - never published during Poe's lifetime
"To Isaac Lea" circa 1829 - never published in Poe's lifetime

"To The River ——" 1829 Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems
"To ——" 1829 Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems Begins "The bowers whereat, in dreams..."
"To ——" 1829 Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems Begins "Should my early life seem..."
"Romance" 1829 Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems
"Fairy-Land" 1829 Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems
"To Science" 1829 Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems
"Al Aaraaf" 1829 Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems

"An Acrostic" 1829 Never published during Poe's lifetime
"Elizabeth" 1829 Never published during Poe's lifetime

"To Helen" 1831 Poems by Edgar A. Poe
"A Paean" 1831 Poems by Edgar A. Poe
"The Sleeper" 1831 Poems by Edgar A. Poe
"The City in the Sea" 1831 Poems by Edgar A. Poe
"The Valley of Unrest" 1831 Poems by Edgar A. Poe
"Israfel" 1831 Poems by Edgar A. Poe

"Enigma" February 2, 1833 Baltimore Saturday Visiter
"Fanny" May 18, 1833 Baltimore Saturday Visiter
"The Coliseum" October 26, 1833 Baltimore Saturday Visiter
"Serenade" April 20, 1833 Baltimore Saturday Visiter
"To One in Paradise" January 1834 Godey's Lady's Book
"Hymn" April 1835 Southern Literary Messenger
"To Elizabeth" September 1835 Southern Literary Messenger Republished as "To F——s S. O——d" in 1845
"May Queen Ode" circa 1836 Never published in Poe's lifetime
"Spiritual Song" 1836 Never published during Poe's lifetime
"Latin Hymn" March 1836 Southern Literary Messenger
"Bridal Ballad" January 1837 Southern Literary Messenger - originally published as "Ballad"
"To Zante" January 1837 Southern Literary Messenger
"The Haunted Palace" April 1839 American Museum
"Silence–A Sonnet" January 4, 1840 Saturday Courier
"Lines on Joe Locke" February 28, 1843 Saturday Museum
"The Conqueror Worm" January 1843 Graham's Magazine
"Lenore" February 1843 The Pioneer
"A Campaign Song" 1844 Never published during Poe's lifetime
"Dream-Land" June 1844 Graham's Magazine
"Impromptu. To Kate Carol" April 26, 1845 Broadway Journal
"To F——" April 1845 Broadway Journal
Republished as "To Frances" in the September 6, 1845, issue of the Broadway Journal
"Eulalie" July 1845 American Review: A Whig Journal
"Epigram for Wall Street" January 23, 1845 Evening Mirror

"The Raven" January 29, 1845 Evening Mirror

"The Divine Right of Kings" October 1845 Graham's Magazine
"A Valentine" February 21, 1846 Evening Mirror
Originally published as "To Her Whose Name Is Written Below"
"Beloved Physician" 1847 Never published during Poe's lifetime Incomplete
"Deep in Earth" 1847 Never published during Poe's lifetime Incomplete
"To M. L. S—— (1847)" March 13, 1847 The Home Journal
"Ulalume" December 1847 American Whig Review
"Lines On Ale" 1848 Never published during Poe's lifetime
"To Marie Louise" March 1848 Columbian Magazine
"An Enigma" March 1848 Union Magazine of Literature and Art
"To Helen" November 1848 Sartain's Union Magazine
"A Dream Within A Dream" March 31, 1849 The Flag of Our Union
"Eldorado" April 21, 1849 Flag of Our Union
"For Annie" April 28, 1849 Flag of Our Union
"To My Mother" July 7, 1849 Flag of Our Union


"Annabel Lee" October 9, 1849 New York Daily Tribune
Sold before Poe's death but published posthumously

"Annabelle Lee" [American Motion Picture Corp. 1921] /tt0011925/
"Annabel Lee" short [Oct 1973] narrated by Vincent Price /tt2006687/
"Annabel Lee" hour-long TV movie [Finland Jan 1990] /tt0956091/
"Annabel Lee" 3-minute short [indep UK May 2000] /tt2341999/
"Annabel Lee" musical short [indep 2009] /tt1789694/

Annabel Lee 2009 feature film  "Annabel Lee" feature film [festival circuit 2009]
"Some tales are timeless" An artist rents a summer house in a quiet California beach town and is caught up in an 18-year-old murder case. Adapted & directed by Michael Rissi; starring Kristen Hagen, Jon Woodward Kirby, Jon Morgan Woodward, Bill Bordy, Ken Wolt, Ron Becks, Raquel Rosser, John DiAntonio, Kevin Ging, Jacqueline Hickel
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site • official trailer [1:00] at YouTube

"The Key To Annabel Lee" short [April 2011] /tt1879072/
"Annabel Lee" 13-minute short [2013] by Carl T. Rogers /tt2796520/
"Annabel Lee" 13-minute short [indep Sept 2013] directed by Dave Ridgeway /tt3129138/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXUEF8lhESo [13:00]


"The Bells" November 1849 Sartain's Union Magazine
Sold before Poe's death but published posthumously



Other Works of Edgar Allan Poe

"Politian" [incomplete stageplay]
two installments in December 1835–January 1836 Southern Literary Messenger

"Maelzel's Chess Player" essay in April 1836 Southern Literary Messenger

"The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket" [1838]
Poe's only completed novel was published as a complete novel in July 1838, after two installments in the January/February
1837 Southern Literary Messenger; it remains notable for serving as inspiration to Melville (for "Moby Dick" [1851])
and to Jules Verne (for "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" [1870] and "An Antarctic Mystery" [1897]).
A boy stows away aboard a New Bedford whaling ship; he and the captain's son avoid discovery aboard the ship while witnessing a series
of incredible events; the tale ends with two survivors drifting toward the South Pole in an open boat.

book entry at Wikipedia

Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket novel by Edgar Allan Poe   Kindle Edition from Neeland Media [7/2004 edition] for $2.85
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital Modern Library [12/2007] for $8.99
Dover Publns 8¼x5¼ pb [3/2005] for $3.00
Modern Library Classics 8x5¼ pb [5/2002] for $9.95
Penguin Classics pb [6/99] for $9.35
Penguin Classics mass pb [2/76] out of print/dozens used
Limited Editions Club 10½x7¼ hardcover [1930] out of print/many used
Heritage Press hardcover [1930] out of print/used
Losada Spanish-language edition 7x4¾ pb [10/2004] for $8.95
Poe's Pym, Critical Explorations book by Richard Kopley  
"Poe's Pym: Critical Explorations" [1992]
by Richard Kopley

Duke Univ Press 9x6 pb [8/92] for $24.95
Duke Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [8/92] for $65.66

In 1897, Jules Verne [1828-1905] wrote a two-volume sequel to Poe's novel called "An Antarctic Mystery",
also known as "Le Sphinx des Glaces (The Sphinx of The Ice Fields)"
A scholar sets sail on the Halbrane on an expedition to the Antarctic under a captain who is the brother
of the ship's captain in Poe's "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym" novel

book entry at Wikipediafree online etext at Project Gutenberg

An Antarctic Mystery novel by Jules Verne   Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] for 99¢ {sic}
Kindle Edition from Digireads/Mondial [7/2004 edition] for $7.99
Mondial 8½x5½ pb [10/2006] for $12.44
Wildside Press 9x6 pb [11/2005] for $15.56
Wildside Press 9x6 hardcover [11/2005] for $27.95

"PYM" includes "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket" [1838] by Edgar Allan Poe and
Jules Verne's sequel "An Antarctic Mystery" [1897]
Kindle Edition from BompaCrazy [6/2008] for $1.25 {sic}

another sequel "A Strange Discovery" [1899 novel] by Charles Romyn Dake
An English doctor visiting Illinois encounters Dirk Peters, Pym's sailor companion in Poe's adventure novel;
the dying sailor relates the conclusion of Pym's adventures.

book entry at Wikipediafree online etexts at Archive.org

A Strange Discovery 1899 novel by Charles Romyn Dake   Kindle Edition from Public Domain Books [8/2005 edition] for FREE
Cosimo Classics 8½x5½ pb [4/2007] for $6.99
Book On Demand pb [undated] for $28.95 + s/h thru third-party vendor
Gazelle Book Services hardcover [6/75] out of print/used

another sequel "Pym: A Novel" [2011] by Mat Johnson
A college professor discovers a manuscript that proves Poe's only novel was a factual account. He sets out for the
lost black-inhabited island of Poe's tale about the giant, yeti-like, albino humanoids living in large colonies
below the ice in Antarctica and discovers that they are only too real
book entry at Wikipedia

Pym novel by Mat Johnson   Kindle Edition from Spiegel & Grau [3/2011] for $11.99
Spiegel & Grau 8x5¼ pb [9/2012] for $10.95  
Spiegel & Grau 8½x6 deckle-edge hardcover [3/2011] out of print/used

"The Journal of Julius Rodman" [incomplete novel]
six installments in January–June 1840 Burton's Gentleman's Magazine

"The Philosophy of Furniture" essay (May 1840 – Burton's Gentleman's Magazine)
"A Few Words on Secret Writing" essay (July 1841 – Graham's Magazine)
"Morning on the Wissahiccon" essay (1844 – The Opal)[89]
"The Balloon-Hoax" essay (April 13, 1844) — A newspaper article that was actually a journalistic hoax
"The Philosophy of Composition" essay (April 1846 – Graham's Magazine)

"Eureka: A Prose Poem" essay [Wiley & Putnam March 1848]
An essay that includes a cosmological theory that presaged the Big Bang theory by 80 years, as well as the first plausible solution to Olbers' paradox. Poe eschewed the scientific method here and instead wrote from pure intuition; for this reason, he considered it a work of art, not of science, but insisted that it was still quite true and considered it to be his career masterpiece. Poe received a $14.00 advance from publisher G.P. Putnam.
http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-A-Prose-Poem-ebook/dp/B004UJLX1W/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka:_A_Prose_Poem


"The Rationale of Verse" essay (October 1848 – Southern Literary Messenger)
"The Poetic Principle" essay (December 1848 – Southern Literary Messenger)

"The Light-House" (written 1849, never published in Poe's lifetime)
incomplete work intended as either a short story or a novel

"Edgar Allan Poe Letters Until Now Unpublished" [Library Binding]
http://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Allan-Letters-Until-Unpublished/dp/0838316921/



Movies, Stageplays, Other Media
Edgar Allan Poe credits [250+ entries since 1908] at Internet Movie Database

The Raven 1895 stageplay & 1908 novel by George Cochrane Hazelton  "The Raven: The Love Story of Edgar Allen Poe - a play in
four acts and a tableau" [stageplay 1895, novel 1908]
by George C. Hazelton

The play was originally staged in 1895 and published in book form
in 1903; the novel was first published in 1908
Kessinger Publng 9x6 pb [6/2005] for $24.28
D. Appleton, New York hardcover [1909] out of print/scarce
made as a silent feature "The Raven" [1915] {on DVD below}

George Cochrane Hazelton [1868-1921]: Wikipediacredits at IMDb

"The System of Dr. Tarr" [in repertory 1905]
based on "The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether" [1845] by Poe • Broadway credits

"The Tell-Tale Heart" one-act play [1909] written by & starring Robert B. Kegerreis
based on the 1843 short story by Edgar Allen Poe • Broadway credits

"Edgar Allan Poe: A Play In Four Acts" [1925] by Catherine Chisholm Cushing
Broadway credits: Liberty Theatre, NYC in October 1925

"Edgar Allan Poe: Once Upon A Midnight" one-man play [1998?]
Based on Poe's life and works; written by Paul Day Clemens & Ron Magid; directed by Alan Bergmann
performed by actor John Astin {last performance in 2004?}
Wikipediaofficial website


Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection on CD  "Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection" [2000]
20 stories & poems by Poe read by Vincent Price & Basil Rathbone
Caedmon UNABR audio CD [10/2000] for $19.77
a few of these recordings skip some text of the originals, but the recordings themselves are unabridged; Basil Rathbone reads 15 Poe works: "Alone", "Annabel Lee", "The Bells", "The Black Cat", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The City By The Sea", "Eldorado", "The Facts of The Case of M. Valdemar", "The Fall of The House of Usher", "The Haunted Palace", "The Masque of The Red Death", "The Pit and The Pendulum", "The Raven", "The Tell-Tale Heart", and "To-"; Vincent Price reads 5 Poe works: "Berenice", "The Gold Bug", "The Imp of The Perverse", "Ligeia", and "Morella"
unabridged Classic Poe Stories & Poems on audio CD  "Classic Poe: Stories & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe" on Audio CD [2002]
In Audio UNABR audio CDs [6/2002] 3 disks for $15.95
In Audio UNABR audio CDs [2004] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
Mysteries & sci-fi read by Ralph Cosham, awarded Publishers Weekly's Best Audio
of The Year: "The Raven", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Black Cat", "The Cask of
Amontillado", "MS Found In A Bottle", "The Bells", "The Fall of The House of Usher"
The Dupin Stories of Edgar Allan Poe on audio CD  "The Dupin Stories of Edgar Allan Poe" [2002]
Naxos Audiobooks UNABR audio CD [11/2002] for $28.98
Classic Literature with Classical Music, read by Kerry Shale: "The Murders In The Rue Morgue", "The Mystery of Marie Roget", and "The Purloined Letter"
Edgar Allan Poe Classic Compilation video books  Edgar Allan Poe Classic Compilation: "The Cask of Amontillado" and
"The Tell Tale Heart" [2009]

These are 'video books', comprised of text and original graphics, with narration
Illustrated by Joel Rivers, directed by Stephen Conley & John Dur
Taletube widescreen color DVD [2009] for $14.95 + s/h via third-party vendor
TaleTube LLC [est. 2009] of Henniker, NH


Movies & Television
'E.A. Poe in television and film' entry at Wikipedia

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Poe Filmography book by Don G. Smith  "The Poe Cinema: A Critical Filmography of Theatrical
Releases Based On The Works of Edgar Allan Poe" [1980]
by Don G. Smith

McFarland & Co. 9¾x6¾ pb [5/2003] for $39.95
McFarland & Co. 9¾x6¾ hardcover [11/98] for $55.00

Video & DVD Collections of Poe Works

Edgar Allan Poe Collection of short films  "The Edgar Allan Poe Collection, Volume 1: Annabel Lee and Other Tales of Mystery and Imagination" DVD [Lurker Films 2005]
Lurker Films color DVD [2005] out of prodn/used
Microcinema color DVD [10/2008] out of prodn/used
contains 3 short film adaptations, total run time 100 minutes: "Annabel Lee" [20 mins; 2001] by director George Higham, filmed using marionette puppets {not listed on IMDb} + official movie site; "The Raven"
[b&w] by director Peter Bradley {not listed on IMDb}; and "El Corazón Delator" [9 mins; 2003] by director Alfonso S. Suarez, in Spanish with English subtitles { IMDb }

"The Tell-Tale Heart"
Movie-dom is fascinated with Poe's classic 1843 story, with over forty film & TV versions made

"Bucket of Blood" aka "The Tell-Tale Heart" (1934) /tt0149973/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (1939) (TV) /tt0265856/
"The Tell-Tale Heart" (1941) /tt0122748/

Tell-Tale Heart animated short from 1953  "The Tell-Tale Heart" animated short [U.P.A./Columbia Dec 1953]
7½-minute Technicolor animated short film in an abstract style
Produced by Stephen Bosustow; directed 'with authority' by Ted Parmelee; adapted from Poe's short story by Bill Scott & Fred Grable; animated by Pat Matthews & Paul Julian; narrated by James Mason; Oscar nom for Best Animated Short; listed at National Film Registry (2001)
included in 3-disk DVD set "UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection" [3/2012] (not yet on Amazon)
full credits at IMDbwatch [7:25] free online at Vimeo

"The Tell-Tale Heart [1953/II] /tt0450851/
"The Tell-Tale Heart [1958] /tt0298569/

The Tell-Tale Heart 1960 feature film  "The Tell-Tale Heart" [Danziger Prodns Dec 1960]
Depicts Poe dreaming the story; a young man sees his girlfriend flirting with his best friend, so he murders his rival and hides the body under the floor of the piano room. Directed by Ernest Morris; starring Laurence Payne, Adrienne Corri, Dermot Walsh, Selma Vaz Dias, John Scott & John Martin
Alpha Video DVD [1/2004] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Tell-Tale Heart (1971) /tt0260421/
"Hjertet der Sladrede" aka "The Tell Tale Heart" (1971) (TV) /tt0330401/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (1986) /tt0304806/
"The Tell Tale Heart" (1989) /tt0253796/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (1991) (TV) /tt0324194/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (1991) (V) /tt0497983/
"The Tell Tale Heart" (1999) (TV) /tt0385281/

The Tattle-Tale Heart puppetry short film  "Puphedz: The Tattle-Tale Heart" [Brillig Prodns Aug 2002]
27-minute color film with puppets acting out a version of Poe's 1843 story
"The Tell-Tale Heart", directed by Jurgen Heimann
Elite Ent. color DVD [2/2003] for $7.21
full credits at IMDbofficial Puphedz website

"The Tell-Tale Heart (2002) /tt0764278/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (2003) (V) /tt0329663/
"Das verräterische Herz" aka "The Tell-Tale Heart" (2003) /tt0339856/

"El Corazón Delator" 9-minute live-action short [Spain 2003]
Adapted & directed by Alfonso S. Suárez; starring Paul Naschy, Eladio Sánchez & Paco Hernández
available on the Poe collection DVDs abovecredits at IMDb

"The Tell-Tale Heart (2004) /tt0408256/
"The Tell Tale Heart" [indep 2005] /tt0774692/

The Tell-Tale Heart 16-minute short film   "The Tell-Tale Heart" [2005]
16-minute short film produced & directed by Chris & Dan Flynn, featuring Sarah M. Hartley
DVD/Blu-ray not available • not listed on IMDb • official movie page
watch [15:59] free online at Vimeo

"The Tell Tale Heart" (2006) /tt0892106/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (2006) /tt0884211/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (2007) /tt1340047/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (2007 short) /tt1340047/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (2008/I) /tt1330057/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (2008/II) /tt1357207/
"The Tell Tale Heart" (2008/I) /tt1380958/
"The Tell Tale Heart" (2008/II) /tt1437315/
"The Tell Tale Heart" (2008/III) /tt1549101/
"The Tell Tale Heart" (2009/I) /tt1774634/
"The Tell Tale Heart" (2009/II) /tt1905062/
"The Tell Tale Heart" (2009) (V) /tt1507995/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (2009/I) /tt1469294/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (2009/II) /tt1391128/
"The Tell-Tale Heart (2009/III) /tt1764697/
"The Tell-Tale Heart" (2010) /tt1717723/
"The Tell Tale Heart" (2010) /tt1600075/
"Modern Tale-Tell Heart" 20-minute short [2010] /tt1754211/

Tell-Tale Heart Animated Horror Short by Michael Swertfager  "The Tell-Tale Heart: Animated Horror Short" [2010 video release]
16-minute color animated short written, produced & directed by Michael Swertfager; voices of Ron Hammond, Ricardo Calderon, Eddie Snow, Michael Swertfager, John Andrews; won Best Animation Award at Rhode Island Horror Film Festival, Edgar Award at H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Alpha Dog Creations color DVD [2010] via third-party for $20.00 + s/h
full credits at IMDbofficial movie siteonline ebookofficial trailer

"The Tell Tale Heart" [Australia May 2011]
15-minute color short film written, produced & directed by Claude Gonzalez; starring Timothy Walter
DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb

Tell-Tale Heart VOD release  "The Tell-Tale Heart" [VOD release Sept 2011]
14-minute color short co-produced & written by Jane Merrow; directed by
Gregory James Green; starring Darren E. Burrows
video-on-demand available at producer website for $1.00 {sic}; DVD for $14.75
full credits at IMDb
early half-sheet for The Tell-Tale Heart 2012  "The Tell-Tale Heart" feature film [indep Aug 2012]
Set in modern times; a tormented man repeatedly self-admits to a halfway house in a futile attempt to escape a spiral into madness. Co-produced & co-written by George M. Kostuch; co-written & directed by John La Tier; script 'inspired by' Edgar Allan Poe; starring Patrick John Flueger, Rose McGowan, Peter Bogdanovich, Jacob Vargas, Damon Whitaker
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site {down 3/2012}

"The Sealed Room" b&w silent short [Biograph Sept 1909]
D.W. Griffith 1909 silent short "The Sealed Room"   Based on Balzac's 1831 story "La Grande Bretèche" and Poe's 1846 story "A Cask of Amontillado"; instead of a cellar room, a nobleman constructs a windowless tower room for his trysts with his wife; when he discovers that she is cavorting there with a court troubadour, he calls his masons and has the room sealed up with them inside. Directed by D.W. Griffith; script by Frank E. Woods; starring Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard & Henry B. Walthall; minor roles for Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, Linda Arvidson & Owen Moore
available on VHS & DVD among the Griffith collections box sets
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

watch [11:16] free online at Internet Archive

"The Raven" b&w silent feature [Essanay Nov 1915]
still photograph of Henry B. Walthall as Edgar Allen Poe in the 1915 silent feature "TheRaven"  Earliest film version of Poe's life; either 57 or 45 minutes, depending on projector speed
Adapted & directed by Charles Brabin; based on the George Cochrane Hazelton novel & stageplay "The Raven: The Love Story of Edgar Allen Poe"; starring Henry B. Walthall & Warda Howard
Televista 46-minute b&w DVD [9/2007] for $7.59
Grapevine Video 57-minute b&w DVD [6/2011] for $16.99 double feature disk with "Ghost" [1915]
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaessay by Rob Johnson

"The Raven" feature film [Universal July 1935]
The Raven 1935 sound feature film starring Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff  When a young woman is injured in a car crash, her father and fiance persuade a brilliant surgeon to perform delicate surgery to restore her. After learning of the Poe-inspired toture devices in the doctor's home, the girl and her father reject further dealings with him, and he tips into madness and forces a dangerous criminal to help him wreak revenge thru kidnapping and torture. Directed by Lew Landers; starring Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Spencer Charters, Lester Matthews, Inez Courtney, Ian Wolfe & Maidel Turner
M.C.A. Universal b&w VHS [8/00] for $11.00
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe" feature film [Fox Aug 1942]
Loves of Edgar Allan Poe 1942 feature film  A full treatment of Poe's short life: unhappy childhood, first romance, expulsion from West Point, happy marriage and writing career, and his mysterious death. Produced & adapted by Bryan Foy; directed by Harry Lachman; based on Poe's "Annabel Lee"; co-written by Samuel Hoffen-stein & Tom Reed; starring Shepperd Strudwick/John Shepperd {as Poe}, Linda Darnell, Virginia Gilmore, Harry Morgan, Jane Darwell, Mary Howard, Frank Conroy, Morton Lowry {as Charles Dickens}, Gilbert Emery {as Thomas Jefferson} & Mae Marsh
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"The Man With A Cloak" [M.G.M. Nov 1951]
half-shweet poster for "The Man With A Cloak"   Hard-drinking author Edgar Allan Poe masquerades as his character Inspector Dupin in 1848 New York City, and helps a young French girl secure her inheritance. Directed by Fletcher Markle; written by Frank Fenton, based on a story by John Dickson Carr; starring Joseph Cotten (as Dupin), Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Calhern, Leslie Caron, Joe De Santis, Jim Backus, Margaret Wycherly & Richard Hale
MGM Video b&w DVD [12/2010] for $17.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Roger Corman's 'Poe Series' Films, 1960-64

"House of Usher" [1960] directed by Roger Corman

"The Pit and The Pendulum" [1961] directed by Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price

"The Premature Burial" [1962] directed by Roger Corman, starring Ray Milland

"Tales of Terror" [1962] starring Vincent Price

"The Raven" director [1963] starring Vincent Price

"The Haunted Palace" [1963] starring Vincent Price

"The Masque of The Red Death" [1964] starring Vincent Price

"The Tomb of Ligeia" [1964] starring Vincent Price

"Castle of Blood" horror film [Italy 1964] /tt0057993/
Directed by Antonio Margheriti & Sergio Corbucci; Poe is portrayed by Silvano Tranquilli

"An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe" TV special [M.G.M./AIP-TV 1970]
narrated by Vincent Price /tt0229371/

"Nella Stretta Morsa del Ragno" horror film [Italy 1971] /tt0066132/
directed by Antonio Margheriti; starring Anthony Franciosa, Michèle Mercier & Klaus Kinski {as Poe}

"Murders In The Rue Morgue" (1971) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067457/

"One Minute Before Death" (1972) aka "Edgar Allan Poe's One Minute Before Midnight" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130927/

"The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe" [Cinerama Releasing May 1974] /tt0072197/
starring Robert Walker Jr. (as Poe}, Cesar Romero & Tom Drake

"Dickens of London" 13-episode mini-series
[Yorkshire Television UK Sept 1976, P.B.S. USA Aug 1977]
Dickens of London 1976 mini-series  Included here because of a fictional sequence in episode 11 of a meeting in New York between Charles Dickens and Poe (ably acted by Seymour Matthews). Episode Titles: 1. Mask; 2. The Deed; 3. Blacking; 4. Love; 5. Success; 6. Fame; 7. Money; 8.Possession; 9. Dreams; 10. Magic; 11. Nightmare; 12. Angel; 13. Memories Directed by Marc Miller & Michael Ferguson; starring Roy Dotrice {as Dickens}, John F. Landry, Diana Coupland, Adrienne Burgess, Gene Foad, Lois Baxter, Simon Bell, Graham Faulkner, Holly Palance, Karen Dotrice, Patsy Kensit, Seymour Matthews, Ben Kingsley & Richard Leech
Entertainment One Bicentenary Edition color DVD [1/2012] 4 disks for $22.49
Koch Vision color DVD [8/2007] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
Goldhill Home Media color VHS [6/2002] 6 tapes for $32.49
full credits at IMDbseries entry at B.F.I. Databaseseries entry at Wikipedia

"The Mystery of Edgar Allen Poe" [A&E Biography Oct 1994]
The Mystery of Edgar Allen Poe from Biography Channel  
Hosted by Peter Graves, featuring Norman George {as Poe}, Paul Clemens & David Janssen
A&E Home Video 50-minute color DVD [8/2004] for $22.49
A&E Home Video 60-minute color VHS [3/97] out of prodn/used
credits at IMDb

watch entire episode [59:22] free online at A&E Biography

Edgar Allan Poe YA biography by Thomas Streissguth  "Edgar Allan Poe" biography [grades 5-9; 2001]
by Thomas Streissguth

Lerner Publns Just The Facts 8½x5¾ pb [2/2007] for $7.95
Lerner Publns Just The Facts 8½x6½ library hardcover [2/2007] for $27.85
A&E Biography/Lerner Publns 8½x6 hardcover [2/2001] out of print/used

"Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery & Imagination" [indep 1995]
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery & Imagination short films  Filmed in Croatia and South Africa; described by Amazon reviewers as 'pitiful' and 'devoid of imagination or terror' and 'disappointing'.
B.F.S. Ent. DVD set [9/2006] 13 short films on 4 disks - out of prodn/used
contains 12 short films (or episodes) hosted by Christopher Lee: "Berenice"; "The Black Cat"; "The Cask of Amontillado"; "The Fall of The House of Usher"; "Ligeia"; "The Masque of The Red Death, Parts One & Two"; "Morella"; "Mr. Valdemar"; "The Oval Portrait"; "The Pit and The Pendulum"; "The Tell-Tale Heart"; also includes bonus short "Biographical Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe"
series credits at IMDb

"The Raven ... Nevermore" (1999) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220722/

"Nightmares From The Mind of Poe" (2006) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245663/

"The Death of Poe" [indep 2006] /tt0430001/
Focuses on Poe's last days; he is portrayed as being forgetful, possibly as a result of an illness,
and becomes a victim of 'cooping'; co-written, directed by & starring Mark Redfield
http://www.redfieldarts.com/deathofpoe.html

"Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven" (2007) (TV)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1006947/

"Tales of Mystery and Imagination" [New Zealand 2009]
Tales of Mystery and Imagination feature film inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe  "A film-and-music interpretation of the Gothic poetry and short stories of Edgar
Allan Poe" 75-minute film with surreal music and often-abstract visuals as back-
ground for an actor reciting "The Raven" and other Poe works.
Produced &
directed by New Zealand filmmaker Geoff Murphy; music composed by Lucian
Johnson, performed by Village of The Idiots
Region 4? DVD available at FilmShop in New Zealand
bare credits at IMDb
watch music video samples [4:18] free online at YouTube

"The Pit and The Pendulum" (2009)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1311082/

"The Sad and Lonely Death of Edgar Allan Poe" (2010)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825169/

"Twixt" horror film [American Zoetrope; Pathé Europe April 2012?]  
Francis Ford Coppola's horror film "Twixt"  Filmed in Northern California and at Coppola's estate in Napa Valley. A writer in decline visits a remote town on a book tour and becomes involved in a murder investigation; he is visited by a young girl ghost named V during a dream . . . Co-produced, written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin {as Edgar Allan Poe}, Elle Fanning, Joanne Whalley & David Paymer
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

"POE" [Warner Bros. / ABC-TV 2012?]  
Announced 1/2011: Warner Bros. & ABC-TV greenlighted a one-hour pilot for a network crime procedural drama series
set for broadcast in 2012 that follows Edgar Allan Poe as the world’s first detective, using unconventional methods to
investigate dark mysteries in 19th-century Boston. Co-produced & written by Chris Hollier; co-produced by Dan Lin &
Brad Kern; directed by Alex Graves; starring Christopher Egan, Tabrett Bethell, Kevin McNally, Natalie Dormer
& Leslie Odom Jr. • latest info at IMDb

"The Raven" [Rogue/Relativity release April 2012]  
Set in Baltimore, Maryland in 1849; a serial killer is using the works of Edgar Allen Poe as backdrop
for his crimes; Poe and a young detective try to prevent the killer's next murder

Directed by James McTeigue; script by Hannah Shakespeare & Ben Livingston; starring John Cusack, Luke Evans
& Alice Eve • DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • latest info at IMDbofficial movie site
{ NOT to be confused with Universal's Mark Wahlberg "Raven" project }

"Poe" horror film [Maverick Ent. May 2012?]  
Announced 3/2012: Film involves madness and cannibalism of Dr. Casey and opposition by Poe descendant Jonathan Poe; written & directed by
Francis Xavier; starring Stelio Savante, David Fine, Gene Silvers & Sal Landi. The planned sequel is "Poe II: The Return of Dr. Casey".
full credits at IMDb

"Poe" animated feature film [indep release June 2013?]  
Poe animated feature film by Michael Sporn  90-minute animated feature film that tells the story of Edgar Allan Poe's life as frame for four short stories – 'Manuscript In a Bottle', 'Murder In The Rue Morgue', 'Premature Burial', and 'The Black Cat' – and several of Poe's poems. Co-produced & directed by Michael Sporn; written by Maxine Fisher; voices of Alfred Molina, Joanna Scanlan, Mark Somen
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Eliza Graves" feature film [Icon/Millennium 2013?]  
Announced 11/2012: Oren Peli switched from director to producer, replaced by Brad Anderson; based on Poe’s short story "The System of Doctor Tarr
& Professor Fether", about a medical intern falling in love with a mental patient just as the institution is overrun by the inmates • full credits at IMDb

eight more of Corman's Poe Series films  Poe Film Remakes [New Horizons Productions 2013-2016]  
Announced 12/2012: 'B-movie King' Roger Corman is making new versions of eight low-budget horror films that he adapted & directed in the 1950s and 1960s. Each is based on a story by XIXth-Century American writer Edgar Allan Poe. "House of Usher" will be followed by "The Pit and The Pendulum", "Premature Burial", "Tales of Terror", "The Raven", "The Haunted Palace", "The Masque of The Red Death", and "The Tomb of Ligeia". This time, 86-year-old Corman will produce but not direct the films; the plan is to film two movies per year on budgets of $2-2.5 million, self-financed by Corman • not yet listed at IMDb


Kindle  Editions
Amazon's Kindle Store
Kindle ebook reader entry at Wikipedia

Nordell Bookstores Group Kindle Hardware & Content Page
with FREE Kindle Apps for PC, Mac, iPhone/iPod, iPad, Android & BlackBerry

Kindle Editions Dept. at the Edgar Allan Poe Store on Amazon

Stories of Edgar Allan Poe in Kindle format from Douglas Editions  
"Stories of Edgar Allan Poe" for Kindle [2009]
Kindle Edition from Douglas Editions [4/2009] for 99¢ {sic}
Contains 67 of the 69 short stories by Poe
Complete Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe in Kindle format from Di Lernia Publrs  "The Complete Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe (Annotated)" for Kindle [2010]
Kindle Edition from Di Lernia Publrs [9/2010] for 99¢ {sic}
Contains all 69 short stories by Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Works in Kindle format from Golgotha Press  "Edgar Allan Poe: The Works" for Kindle [2010]< big>
Kindle Edition from Golgotha Press [9/2010] for 95¢ {sic}
Does NOT contain 'complete works of Poe'; contents include 67 (of 69) stories,
the one completed novel, some essays, all the poems
Edgar Allan Poe Complete Works in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  "Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Works" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [4/2011] for $2.99 {sic}
Chancellor Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [12/2003] out of print/used
Contains: the complete poetry (with Chronological & Alphabetical contents tables); the complete tales, (with Chronological & Alphabetical contents tables); Poe’s unfinished play "Politian"; both of Poe’s novels: the completed "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket" [1838] and the incomplete "The Journal of Julius Rodman" [1840], each with contents tables; every non-fiction essay; the complete letters, with contents tables; four biographical works; and a new criticism section, featuring essays by other famous writers examining Poe's contribution to literature; features include image gallery, annotated introductions to many of the works – and many short stories & poems are presented with their original illustrations
Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Kindle format from OrangeSky  
"The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, with active TOC" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from OrangeSky Project [6/2011] for 99¢ {sic}

Non-Fiction Works About Edgar Allan Poe

"The Life and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" [W.J. Widdleton, 1877]
by Eugene Lemoine Didier & Sarah Helen Whitman
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Poems-Edgar-Allan-Poe/dp/1113801891/

"Edgar Allan Poe: The Man" [John C. Winston Co., 1926] by Mary E. Phillips

"Edgar Allan Poe: A Study In Genius" [Alfred A. Knopf, 1926] by Joseph Wood Krutch

"The Murder of Edgar Allan Poe" [Stanley Paul & Co. 1928] by John Arthur Thomas Lloyd
http://www.amazon.com/The-murder-Edgar-Allan-Poe/dp/B0006ALMBK/

"The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe, 1809–1849" [G.K. Hall & Co., 1987]
by Dwight Thomas & David K. Jackson ISBN 0783814011

"Edgar Allan Poe" (Bloom's Literary Criticism)" [1988] by Harold Bloom
http://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Allan-Blooms-Modern-Critical/dp/0791085678/
http://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Allan-Blooms-Modern-Critical/dp/0877546029/

"Poe and His Times: The Artist and His Milieu" [Edgar Allan Poe Society, 1990]
by Stanton Garner ISBN 0-9616449-2-3

"Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance" [Harper Perennial, 1991]
by Kenneth Silverman ISBN 0060923318

"Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy" [Cooper Square Press, 1992]
by Jeffrey Meyers ISBN 0815410387

"Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography" [Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 1998]
by Arthur Hobson Quinn ISBN 0-8018-5730-9

"Midnight Dreary: The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe" [St. Martin's Minotaur, 2000]
by John Evangelist Walsh ISBN 0312227329

"Edgar Allan Poe: A to Z" [Checkmark Books, 2001] by Dawn B. Sova ISBN 081604161X

"A Brief Biography: A Historical Guide to Edgar Allan Poe" [Oxford Univ Press, 2001]
by J. Gerald Kennedy ISBN 9780195121506
"A Historical Guide to Edgar Allan Poe (Jan 4, 2001) by J. Gerald Kennedy
http://www.amazon.com/Historical-Guide-Guides-American-Authors/dp/019512149X/

"The Cambridge Companion To Edgar Allan Poe" [Cambridge Univ Press, 6/2002]
by Kevin J. Hayes ISBN 0521793262

"Poe" [Univ Press Mississippi, 2005] by James M. Hutchisson ISBN 1-57806-721-9

"The Black Cat" episode of "Masters of Horror" [Starz Jan 2007]
'The Black Cat' episode of 'Masters of Horror'  Set in 1840 Philadelphia; author Edgar Allan Poe is desparately in need of income, has writers block, struggles with alcoholism, and is tormented by his wife's black cat. Co-written & directed by Stuart Gordon; co-written by Dennis Paoli; starring Jeffrey Combs {as Poe} & Elyse Levesque {as Virginia Poe}
Starz/Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [7/2007] for $9.86
full credits at IMDb

"The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe [3/2007] by Scott Peeples
http://www.amazon.com/Afterlife-Edgar-Literary-Criticism-Perspective/dp/1571133577/

"Everything Guide To Edgar Allan Poe Book: The Life, Times, and Work of A Tormented Genius"
[9/2007] by Shelley Costa Bloomfield
http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Guide-Edgar-Allan-Book/dp/B005DIBJ6S/

"Edgar Allan Poe and The Dupin Mysteries" [Nov 2008] by Richard Kopley
http://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Allan-Poe-Dupin-Mysteries/dp/0230120385/
http://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Allan-Poe-Dupin-Mysteries/dp/0230604706/

"Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe" [grades 5 & up; 2009] by Karen Lange
http://www.amazon.com/Nevermore-Photobiography-Edgar-Allan-Photobiographies/dp/142630398X/

"Edgar Allan Poe: Beyond Gothicism" [Aug 2011)
by James M. Hutchisson, Amy C. Branam, Dennis Eddings & Benjamin F. Fisher
http://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Allan-Poe-Beyond-Gothicism/dp/1611490685/

"The Life of Edgar Allan Poe" [Aug 3, 2011] by William Fearing Gill
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Edgar-Allan-Poe/dp/1115294032/

"Jamais Plus: Explorations of The Curious Case of The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe"
[Oct 2011] by Will Entrekin /B005TA9CTQ/

"Edgar Allan Poe's Richmond: The Raven In The River City" [3/2012] by Christopher P. Semtner
http://www.amazon.com/Edgar-Allan-Poes-Richmond-Raven/dp/1609496078/

Edgar Allan Poe biography The Fever Called Living by Paul Collins  "Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living" biography [2014]  
by Paul Collins

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [8/2014] for $3.99 {sic}
New Harvest/Icons 8¼x5¾ hardcover [8/2014] for $12.65

Fiction About Edgar Allan Poe

"The Man Who Collected Poe" [1951 short story] by Robert Bloch in which a fanatical Poe collector proves to
have resurrected ('collected') the real Poe and has him locked in his back room writing new Poe-esque stories.
Bogey Men stories collection by Robert Bloch  
"Bogey Men" collection [10 stories 1963] by Robert Bloch
Pyramid F-839 mass pb [1963] out of print/used
Torture Garden anthology movie written by Robert Bloch  "Torture Garden" [Columbia Pictures July 1968]
Bloch wrote the frame & four episodes from four of his stories: segment 1 "Enoch"; segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood"; segment 3 "Mr. Steinway"; and segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe" starring Jack Palance, Peter Cushing, Roy Godfrey & Hedger Wallace Directed by Fred-die Francis; also starring Burgess Meredith, Beverly Adams, Maurice Denham & Barbara Ewing
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [10/2005] for $7.19
Columbia Pictures color VHS [9/86] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Dupin appeared in a series of seven short stories by Michael Harrison in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
in the 1960s; the stories were collected by publishers Mycroft & Moran of Wisconsin in 1968.

Exploits of the Chevalier Dupin short story collection by Michael Harrison  "The Exploits of The Chevalier Dupin" [7 stories 1968] by Michael Harrison
Contents include: Introduction by Ellery Queen; essay "Dupin: The Reality Behind The Fiction"; "The Vanished Treasure" (May 1965); "The Mystery of The Fulton Documents" (1965); "The Man In The Blue Spectacles" (1966); "The Mystery of The Gilded Cheval-Glass" (1967); "The Fires In The Rue St. Honoré" (Jan 1967); "The Murder In The Rue Royale" (1968); and "The Facts In The Case of The Missing Diplomat"
Mycroft & Moran 8x5½ hardcover [1968] out of print/used
Auguste Dupin entry at Wikipediabook entry at Wikipedia

Poe Must Die novel by Marc Olden  "Poe Must Die: A Novel" [1968] by Marc Olden
Renowned British former bare-knuckle fighter Pierce James Figg arrives in New York City in the 1840s carrying with him a letter of introduction from Charles Dickens to Edgar Allan Poe. Figg is pursuing Jonathan the Sorcerer, who brutally murdered Figg's wife and is in America in pursuit of the Throne of Solomon, which gives its owner immortality and dominion over Lucifer and other demons. Figg asks Poe for help.
Charter Books mass pb [9/78] out of print/used
Littlehampton Book Services, Ltd mass pb [11/78] out of print/used
CreateSpace 8x5 pb [1/2011] out of print/used

Last Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe: The Troy Dossier novel by Manny Meyers  "The Last Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe: The Troy Dossier" [1978 novel]
by Manny Meyers

Set in 1846; Poe helps New York City's new police department solve a pair of murders, which are found to be connected to a plot to overthrow the U.S. government.
Leisure Books mass pb [6/86] out of print/used
B.M.I. mass pb [1978] out of print/used
Lippincott hardcover [1978] out of print/scarce
book entry at Wikipedia

The Man Who Was Poe juvenile Madeline: After The Fall of Usher by Avi  "The Man Who Was Poe" [1989 juvenile novel] by Avi
A young boy named Edmund in Providence, Rhode Island befriends C. Auguste Dupin,
who is actually Poe himself; Edmund and 'Dupin' solve several mysteries.

HarperCollins Childrens Books 7½x5 pb [8/91] out of print/used
Avon Flare Books mass pb [8/91] out of print/used
Perfection Learning 7x4 hardcover [8/91] for $12.19
Orchard Books 9x6 hardcover [1989] out of print/used
The Black Throne novel by Roger Zelazny & Fred Saberhagen  "The Black Throne" [1990] by Roger Zelazny & Fred Saberhagen
Edgar Perry is warned by a beautiful fantasm from his past, who then flees to Europe aboard a pirate ship; Perry follows, meets detective August Dupin, and exchanges lives with the author Edgar Allen Poe; mixed reviews on Amazon, apparently the Poe/Dupin parts are fine, but the rest of the story drags.
Baen Fantasy mass pb [9/90] out of print/many, many used
Baen Fantasy mass pb [11/2002] out of print/many used
Baen Fantasy 9x6½ hardcover [9/90] out of print/used
Madeline: After The Fall of Usher novel by Marie Kiraly  "Madeline: After The Fall of Usher" [1996] by Marie Kiraly
A mysterious woman named Pamela is searching for her mother and her own child; she
enlists Poe to help her and they eventually locate Madeline Usher, who was not killed
in the destruction of the family's cursed house.

Berkley mass pb [12/96] out of print/many, many used
Return To The House of Usher novel by Robert Poe  "Return To The House of Usher: Based On The Notes & Non-Fiction Writings of Edgar Allan Poe" [1996] by Robert Poe
John Charles Poe is a struggling reporter in modern small-town Virginia. The head of the Usher Sanitorium (built on the grounds of the original House of Usher) asks Poe and his assistant to investigate strange happenings at the hospital.
Tor Books mass pb [10/97] out of print/many used
Forge 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/96] out of print/many used
The Murder of Edgar Allan Poe novel by George Egon Hatvary  "The Murder of Edgar Allan Poe: A Novel" [1997]
by George Egon Hatvary

Poe's fictional detective C. Auguste Dupin befriends the author and subsequently investigates Poe's mysterious death. ("Poe fans may not be able to resist the conceit of his murder being avenged by his most famous fictional creation. ("Poe fans may not be able to resist the conceit of his murder being avenged by his most famous fictional creation.")
Carroll & Graf 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/97] out of print/many used

"Nevermore" [1999 novel] by Harold Schechter
an intelligent, crime-solving Poe teams up with adventurous man of action, Davy Crockett
http://www.amazon.com/NEVERMORE-Harold-Schechter/dp/1439183031/

"The Hum Bug" [2001 novel] by Harold Schechter
http://www.amazon.com/The-Hum-Bug-Harold-Schechter/dp/0671041169/

"The Mask of Red Death" [2004 novel] by Harold Schechter
http://www.amazon.com/The-Mask-Death-Harold-Schechter/dp/0345448413/

"The Tell-Tale Corpse" [2006 novel] by Harold Schechter
http://www.amazon.com/The-Tell-Tale-Corpse-Mystery-Mysteries/dp/0345448421/

"The Poe Shadow" [2006] by Matthew Pearl, a novel which revisits
the strange events surrounding Poe's death http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Poe_Shadow

The Beautiful Cigar Girl novel by Daniel Stashower  "The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and The Invention of Murder" [2006] by Daniel Stashower
The body of a twenty-year-old cigar girl was found floating in the Hudson River in July 1841, and New York's untrained and corrupt police force failed to solve the crime. One year later, a struggling writer named Edgar Allan Poe decided to look into the case, and the result was a solution to the baffling murder by his fictional detective C. Auguste Dupin.
Berkley Trade 7½x5½ pb [12/2007] for $21.00
Dutton Adult 9x6½ hardcover [10/2006] out of print/hundreds used
Edgar Allan Poe on Mars fantasy novel by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Randy Lofficier  "Edgar Allan Poe On Mars: The Further Memoirs of Gullivar Jones" [2007]
by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Randy Lofficier

Gullivar Jones, the legendary warrior from Mars' ancient past, was created by Edwin Lester Arnold in his classic sci-fi novel Lieutenant Gullivar Jones: His Vacation [1905]. In this sequel, The Enchanter Montressor and his ward Ligeia bring together Gullivar Jones and Edgar Allan Poe, a struggling young writer from 1827 Baltimore, and send them on a dangerous mission to stop the machinations of Rodrik-Usher the Damned . . . or both their worlds will be destroyed! (Cameo appearance by Auguste Dupin.)
Hollywood Comics 8x5 pb [12/2007] for $20.95
Days When My Heart Was Volcanic novel by James Spada  
"Days When My Heart Was Volcanic: A Novel of Edgar Allan Poe" [2010]
by James Spada

Author Poe agrees to mentor a young student, who soon becomes enamored of Poe's sickly wife and enmeshed in Poe's cycles of depression and alcohol and opium.
Kindle Edition from Pond Street Press [8/2010] for $7.95
CreateSpace 8½x5½ pb [8/2010] for $12.95

"My Clockwork Muse (The Poe Files Mysteries)" Kindle Edition [11/2011] by D.R. Erickson
http://www.amazon.com/Clockwork-Muse-Files-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00694ZHXG/

"Evermore: Edgar Allan Poe and the Mystery of the Universe [3/2012] by Harry Lee Poe
http://www.amazon.com/Evermore-Edgar-Allan-Mystery-Universe/dp/1602583226/

"Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe" [DUE Aug 2012] by Scott Gustafson (Author, Illustrator)
http://www.amazon.com/Eddie-Lost-Youth-Edgar-Allan/dp/1416997652/

The Tell-Tale Start novel by Gordon McAlpine   "The Tell-Tale Start: Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe, Book One" [YA novel 2013]
by Gordon McAlpine, Illustrations by Sam Zuppardi

Identical twins Edgar & Allan Poe (great-great-great-great grand nephews of 'the' Edgar Allan Poe) are wrongfully expelled for cheating on a test; then their black cat, Roderick Usher, goes missing; the real Poe and his boss Will Shakespeare communicate clues 'from beyond' which helps the two boys solve the case.
Kindle Edition from Viking/Penguin Publng [1/2013] for $10.99
Viking Juvenile 8½x5¾ hardcover [1/2013] for $10.87

Family & Friends of Edgar Allan Poe

father actor David Poe, Jr. [1784-1811?]
mother actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe [1787-1811]
elder brother William Henry Leonard Poe [1807-1831]
younger sister Rosalie Poe [1810-74]

adoptive parents John & Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia

first love Sarah Elmira Royster Shelton [1810-88]
"Elmira: The Girl Who Loved Edgar Allan Poe" [Houghton Mifflin, 1966] by Harriet Ide Davis

wife & first cousin Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe [1822-47]
married in Baltimore September 1835, died January 1847

Charles Baudelaire, Poe's translator in France


L i n k s

Poe Museum [est. 1922] in Richmond, VA
Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, MD [est. 1923]
online text of "The Raven"
Gutenberg etexts
RG's 'Poe Stories' fansite
PF's 'House of Usher' fansite [est. 1995] in Canada
Qrisse's Edgar Allan Poe fansite
www.everypoet.com (4/M4)--EAPoe
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/2011/10/edgar-allan-poe-pioneer-genius-oddity/



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