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Edgar Allan Poe

Author, Poet (19-Jan-1809 — 7-Oct-1849)


Marie Bonaparte. Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe: A Psycho-Analytic Interpretation. London: Imago. 1949. 749pp.

Haldeen Braddy. Glorious Incense: The Fulfillment of Edgar Allan Poe. The Scarcrow Press. 1953.

Louis Broussard. The Measure of Poe. University of Oklahoma Press. 1969. 168pp.

Vincent Buranelli. Edgar Allan Poe. Boston, MA: Twayne Publishers. 1977.

Eric Carlson (editor). Recognition of Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Criticism Since 1829. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. 1966. 316pp.

Eric W. Carlson (editor). A Companion to Poe Studies. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1996. 604pp.

Irby B. Cauthen, Jr.; Lasley J. Dameron. Edgar Allan Poe: A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia. 1974. 386pp.

Randall A. Clack. The Marriage of Heaven and Earth: Alchemical Regeneration in the Works of Taylor, Poe, Hawthorne, and Fuller. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 2000. 168pp.

Jonathan Elmer. Reading at the Social Limit: Affect, Mass Culture, and Edgar Allan Poe. Stanford University Press. 1995. 259pp.

May Garrettson Evans. Music and Edgar Allan Poe: A Bibliographical Study. Greenwood Press. 1968.

Benjamin Franklin Fisher IV. Myths and Reality: The Mysterious Mr. Poe. Edgar Allan Poe Society. 1987. 89pp.

Aaron Frisch. Edgar Allan Poe. Creative Education. 2005.

Robert L. Gale. Plots and Characters in the Fiction and Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. Archon Books. 1970. 191pp.

David Halliburton. Edgar Allan Poe: A Phenomenological View. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1973. 428pp.

J. R. Hammond. An Edgar Allan Poe Companion: A Guide to the Short Stories, Romances and Essays. Palgrave Macmillan. 1981. 217pp.

J. R. Hammond. An Edgar Allan Poe Chronology. Palgrave Macmillan. 1998. 136pp.

Thomas S. Hansen; Burton R. Pollin. The German Face of Edgar Allan Poe: A Study of Literary References in His Works. New York: Camden House. 1995. 140pp.

Ronald C. Harvey. Critical History of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym": A Dialogue with Unreason. Taylor & Francis. 1998.

Kevin J. Hayes. Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 2002. 286pp.

Allen Hervey. Israfel: The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe. New York: George H. Doran. 1926. (2 vols.) 408pp. + 524pp.

William L. Howarth (editor). Twentieth Century Interpretations of Poe's Tales. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1971. 116pp.

Esther F. Hyneman. Edgar Allan Poe: An Annotated Bibliography of Books and Articles in English, 18271973. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall & Co.. 1974. 335pp.

John H. Ingram. Edgar Allan Poe: His Life, Letters and Opinions. AMS Press. 1973. 488pp.

Dwight Thomas, David K. Jackson. The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co.. 1987. 919pp.

Robert D. Jacobs. Poe: Journalist & Critic. Louisiana State University Press. 1969. 464pp.

J. Gerald Kennedy. Historical Guide to Edgar Allan Poe. Oxford University Press. 2001.

J. Gerald Kennedy. Poe, Death, and the Life of Writing. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1987. 228pp.

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

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

Joseph Wood Krutch. Edgar Allan Poe: A Study in Genius. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1926. 244pp.

Oliver Leigh. Edgar Allan Poe: The Man, The Master, The Martyr. Chicago: The Frank G. Morris Company. 1906.

Stuart Levine. Edgar Poe: Seer And Craftsman. Deland, FL: Everett/Edwards, Inc.. 1972. 282pp.

Wolf Mankowitz. The Extraordinary Mr. Poe: A Biography of Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Summit Books. 1978. 248pp.

Jeffrey Meyers. Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1992. 348pp.

John J. Moran. A Defense of Edgar Allan Poe: Life, Character and Dying Declarations of the Poet. Washington, DC: William F. Boogher. 1885. 87pp.

Jos. F. Moriarty. A Literary Tomahawking: The Libel Action of Edgar Allan Poe vs. Thomas Dunn English: A Complete Report of the Documents of the Case and Materials about Poe Published for the First Time. Passaic: (self-published). 1963. 149pp.

Warren U. Ober; Paul S. Burtness; William R. Seat, Jr. (editors). The Enigma of Poe. Boston, MA: D.C. Heath & Co.. 1960. 149pp.

Dennis Pahl. Architects of the Abyss: The Indeterminate Fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville. University of Missouri Press. 1989. 121pp.

Scott Peeples. The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe. Boydell & Brewer, Ltd./Camden House. 2003. 216pp.

Mary E. Phillips. Edgar Allan Poe: The Man. Chicago: John C. Winston Co.. 1926. (2 vols.) 1863pp.

Elizabeth Ellicott Poe; Vylla Wilson. Edgar Allan Poe: A High Priest of the Beautiful. Washington: DC: Stylus Publishing Company. 1930. 112pp.

Arthur Hobson Quinn. Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography. New York: D. Appleton & Co.. 1941. 804pp.

Arthur Ransome. Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Study. New York: Mitchell Kennerley. 1910. 238pp.

Louis A. Renza. Edgar Allan Poe, Wallace Stevens, and the Poetics of American Privacy. Louisiana State University Press. 2002. 296pp.

Kenneth Silverman. Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never Ending Remembrance. London: George Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1992. 564pp.

Kenneth Silverman (editor). New Essays on Poe's Major Tales. Cambridge University Press. 1993. 144pp.

Don G. Smith. The Poe Cinema: A Critical Filmography of Theatrical Releases Based on the Works of Edgar Allan Poe. McFarland & Company. 1998. 315pp.

Mary Newton Stanard (editor). Edgar Allan Poe Letters Till Now Unpublished: In the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott. 1925. 327pp.

Julian Symons. Tell-Tale Heart: The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Harper & Row. 1978. 251pp.

Gary Richard Thompson. Poe's Fiction: Romantic Irony in the Gothic Tales. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 1973. 254pp.

John R. Thompson. The Genius and Character of Edgar Allan Poe. (privately printed). 1929. 60pp.

Ian M. Walker (editor). Edgar Allan Poe: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge. 1997. 438pp.

James V. Werner. American Flaneur: The Cosmic Physiognomy of Edgar Allan Poe. Routledge. 2004. 187pp.

Terence Whalen. Edgar Allan Poe and the Masses: The Political Economy of Literature in Antebellum America. Princeton University Press. 1999. 328pp.

Michael J. S. Williams. A World of Words: Language and Displacement in the Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 1988. 182pp.

George E. Woodberry. The Life of Edgar Allan Poe. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1909. (2 vols.) 383pp. + 481pp.

Thomas Woodson (editor). Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Fall of the House of Usher. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1969. 122pp.

Brett Zimmerman. Edgar Allan Poe: Rhetoric and Style. McGill-Queens University Press. 2005.


  1. Edgar Allan Poe papers, 1827-1908
    Columbia University Libraries


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  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.889)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1174)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.830)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.191)

  12. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.435)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.593)

  14. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.303)

  15. American Authors 1600-1900 (pp.623-25)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.813)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.577)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.400)

  19. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.542)

  20. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.806)

  21. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.328)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.47)

  23. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.357)

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