Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe is one of the best known writers and poets. He had an amazing emotional and imaginative writing style. His writing is credited for helping to develop the mystery and horror genres. Poe's best known work is his poem, "The Raven," but he penned many notable poems and stories in his short career. He did not have a lot of time to write because he died at the young age of 40 on October 9, 1849.

Poetry
Poe repeated the word "Nevermore" to great effect in "The Raven." Nevermore was also the raven's name. Some of Poe's other poems include and "The Haunted Palace, Alone, The Bells" and "Spirits of the Dead."

Stories
Poe is also remembered for his creepy stories that include "The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Gold Bug, The Black Cat" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." His Gothic and macabre stories covered murder, disease, revenge, insanity, death, mourning and being buried alive.

Novels
Poe's creative energy primarily went into the creation of poems and short stories, but he did write one novel. His only completed novel was called The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket . The novel follows Pym on his adventures aboard a whaling ship that is headed to the South Pole.

In addition to his creative fiction writing Poe was also a literary critic. Mental Floss selected five of Poe's especially harsh critiques. Here are some resources where you can learn more about Poe and read his poems and short stories.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes
Great quotes from Poe's short stories and poems.

Edgar Allan Poe News
The latest news about Edgar Allan Poe from our blogs.

The Poe Museum
Some of the interesting features on this site include samples of Poe's classic works and a Poe timeline.

PoeStories.com
As the name of the site suggests, Poe Stories contains Poe's stories and poems. The great resources also contains summaries, vocubulary words, a timeline, gallery, links and more.

The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
The site provides information about the author and a comprehensive collection of Poe's prose and poetry.

Poetry Foundation: Edgar Allan Poe
The Poetry Foundation offers a Poe biography and a collection of his poetry.

Poets.org: Edgar Allan Poe
The Poets.org site has a Poe biography and 18 of his poems.

Obituary of Edgar Allan Poe
The Paris Review has an obituary of an Edgar Allan Poe that is republished from an obit published in the Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner in 1849.

Wikipedia: Edgar Allan Poe
Poe's Wikipedia entry contains biographical information, a list of his works and additional resources.

The Poe Decorder
This dedicate Poe site provides a collection of essays about Poe as well Poe biographical information and a resource links collection.

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
The NPS.gov website for Poe's home in Philadelphia where he was the most productive. It is a National Historical Site.

The Raven Poe
A site dedicated to Poe's "The Raven" poem with the poem's text, translations and readings by James Earl Jones, Christopher Walkin and others.