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Publication Order of C. Auguste Dupin Books

The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1842)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Purloined Letter (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Edgar Allan Poe Tales Books

Metzengerstein (1832)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tale of Jerusalem (1832)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ms. Found in a Bottle (1833)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morella (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berenice (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaall (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Pest (1835)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Beasts in One - The Homo-Cameleopard (1836)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ligeia (1838)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Predicament (1838)Description / Buy at Amazon
William Wilson (1839)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil in the Belfry (1839)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Journal of Julius Rodman (1840)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man of the Crowd (1840)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Descent into the Maelstrom (1841)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Bet the Devil Your Head (1841)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Masque of the Red Death (1842)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eleonora (1842)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gold-Bug (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diddling (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oblong Box (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spectacles (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel of The Odd (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Balloon-Hoax (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mesmeric Revelation (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thousand-And-Second Tale of Scheherazade (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Words with a Mummy (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colloquy of Monos and Una (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oval Portrait (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Raven (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
Landor's Cottage (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Imp of The Perverse (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Domain of Arnheim (1846)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cask of Amontillado (1846)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eureka (1848)Description / Buy at Amazon
Annabel Lee (1849)Description / Buy at Amazon
Politian: An Unfinished Tragedy (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827)Description / Buy at Amazon
Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems (1829)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales (1841)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Cat (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Raven and Other Poems (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Tales of Terror (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (1849)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Mystery (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Detective Stories of Edgar Allan Poe (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Stories (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales and Poems (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Mystery and Terror (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Raven and Other Selected Poems (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fall of the House of Usher (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bells and Other Poems (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Maelzel's Chess-Player (1836)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Philosophy of Furniture (1840)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morning on the Wissahiccon (1844)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anastatic Printing (1845)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Philosophy of Composition (1846)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters Until Now Unpublished (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poetic Principle (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rationale of Verse (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Few Words on Secret Writing (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Year of the Cat Books

A Cat of a Different Color (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Annie Reed,Louisa Swann,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Ray Vukcevich,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Saki,Charles Dudley Warner,Philip Gilbert Hamerton,Kari Kilgore) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Disdainful Looks (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Rudyard Kipling,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mark Twain,Ray Vukcevich,John Adams,Jodi Lyn Nye) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Strange Lands (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Kent Patterson,Meyari McFarland,Leigh Saunders) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Cozy Situations (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ed Gorman,Carole Nelson Douglas,Dean Wesley Smith,W.W. Jacobs,Mary A. Turzillo,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Space and Time (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Andre Norton,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Cordwainer Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Mary Turzillo,Daemon Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Heroic Heart (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Carole Nelson Douglas,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Lisa Silverthorne,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Liz Pierce) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Roving Nature (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Emile Zola,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dory Crowe,C.J. Erick,Sylvia Warner) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Joan Aiken,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Fantastic Whims (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Liz Pierce) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Feral Instincts (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Arthur Conan Doyle,Brigid Collins,Dean Wesley Smith,Pamela Sargent,Jamie McNabb,Mary Turzillo,N. Margaret Campbell) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Romantic Soul (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Anthea Sharp,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Bonnie Elizabeth,Dean Wesley Smith,Kari Kilgore) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror(1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifty Famous Detectives of Fiction(1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Great Short Stories(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic, Fall 1952(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories for the Dead of Night(1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Tales of Action and Adventure(1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Great American Short Stories(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
21 Great Stories(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Tales of Terror(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes Of Terror(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
65 Great Spine Chillers(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perspectives in Literature: A Book of Short Stories, Vol. 1(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Fantasy(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventure Stories for Boys and Girls(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wickedest Show on Earth(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Stories(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysterious Sea Stories(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monster Book of Monsters(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Occult(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Law and Order Stories(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
H.P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Zombies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Zombies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Wild Little Weird Tales(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thrillers(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea-Cursed(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weird Business(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Sea Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detective Duos(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing New York(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masters of the Macabre(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master's Choice: Mystery Stories by Today's Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Campfire Collection: Spine-tingling Tales to Tell in the Dark(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Greatest Horror Stories(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmares on Congress Street, Part V(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tainted: Tales of Terror and the Supernatural(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birds of Prey(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eerie Archives, Vol. 3(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams and Wonders(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Stories: After Dark Classics(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books to Die For(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psychos(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombies!: Tales of the Walking Dead(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Easy Reading for Difficult Devils: An Anthology of Dark Fiction(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Sky(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fossil Lake II(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fireside Horror Stories About Supernatural Cats(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fireside Horror Stories About Mummies and Curses(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Behind the Mask - Tales from the Id(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edgar Allan Poe Short Stories(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Sea Adventure(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Midnight(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 3(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poetry Comix(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Devil(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Cat Stories(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Short Story Bundle(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Frights Issue #2(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
30 Press Presents: Classic Horror Poems Volume One(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimes of Hate(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

A leading literary figure whose legacy has inspired countless others since his final novel, the American author Edgar Allan Poe is still spoken of today in reverential tones, recalling his exemplary career, the impact of which is still currently being felt. With a large number of not just poems for which he was largely known, but also short stories and critical works as well, he was a prolific writer throughout the literary establishment of the time. Focusing largely on the macabre and uncanny, he was well known for his material dealing with the darker elements of human nature, as his name became synonymous with modern Gothic literature, something which continues to this very day.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the 19th of January, 1809, in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, Edgar Allan Poe was very much an author of his time, as he was the second child born to the English actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe, along with the actor David Poe, Jr. After his father abandoned them in 1810, his mother then died of consumption the following year, leaving Edgar to be brought up by the successful Scottish merchant John Allan, thus leading to his name as it is now known. Growing up in Richmond, Virginia with his new foster family he was well on his way to becoming the writer that he currently is today.

Educated in an English boarding school in Chelsea following his period in a Scottish grammar school, he had an eventful education, something which was further exacerbated by his foster father who would routinely alternate between disciplining him aggressively and then spoiling him, both in equal measure. Later attending the University of Virginia he was to study ancient and modern languages, during which time he set-up his own student body council in direct opposition to the already established one. Following a year of this he soon found himself with mounting debts, thereby taking leave to head to Boston in 1827 where he would take a number of odd jobs, including writing for a newspaper, finally joining the military.

Spending some time in the military he first joined up when he was just 18, but claimed he was 22, and at his wits end as to what to do about all of his mounting debts, whereby he served two years of a five year enlistment, reaching the rank of Sergeant Major for Artillery during his time there. Whilst he was there he would also publish a number of early works and poems, most of which remained unnoticed by the critical establishment at large. It was later on that he was to gain the much sought after recognition he deserved for his work, as he soon went on to create a name for himself.

Living until 1849 when he died on the 7th of October at only 49 years of age, a death which is still shrouded in mystery to this very day. Found wandering the streets in a state of delirium he was taken for medical attention, but never survived the process. Leaving behind a strong legacy though, he will always be remembered as the individual who reinvented literature and how it is thought about.

Writing Career

Known largely for his work in the field of detective fiction, his name has now become synonymous with the macabre. During his lifetime though he had his hand in many different creative pools and genres, leading to a highly rich and diverse career. No stranger to concepts such as science-fiction, some of his work could also be found at the forefront of this then emerging genre of the time.

Releasing his first book when he was just eighteen, he brought out a 40 page collection of poetry titled Tamerlane and Other Poems, which came out whilst he was still in the military. Despite it not gaining much recognition on its initial release, he later went on to build up his profile over the subsequent years. With his legacy still surviving to this day, he has managed to build a career that has stood the test of time, with much of work still inspiring authors both old and new alike, something which shall continue for some time yet.

The Fall of the House of Usher

Originally published in 1839, this was to be an infamous short story from Edgar Allan Poe, the impact of which is still being felt today. Whilst many see this as his masterpiece, it’s a work that also retains a place at the forefront of Gothic literature, with its allusions to the macabre. Over the intervening years many have adapted into various other forms, such as for the theatre as well as the cinema.

Featuring an unnamed narrator, it tells of his stay at his friend Roderick Usher’s house, only to arrive and discover that a large crack has grown from the roof of the building to adjacent lake. Having received a letter, he is there to help Roderick recover from an illness, only to discover that his twin sister Madeline has also fallen ill. After being told that the house is really alive by Roderick, he then learns that the sister has apparently died and been entombed. What is this illness that has befallen Roderick? Where has Madeline gone? Will they learn the secrets behind the fall of the House of Usher?

The Tell-Tale Heart

Initially published in 1843, January, this was another short story from Edgar Allan Poe, which also had just as much of an impact as his last. With a macabre and gloomy atmosphere of foreboding hanging over it throughout, this again falls into the category of Gothic literature. It also set the template for a lot of similar works to follow in its wake, as it was a work that many continue to reference to this day.

Again using an unnamed narrator to carry it forwards, Poe this time tells the classic tale of a man consumed by guilt and fear. Having committed a murder he is filled with paranoia left isolated and alone, as the body of his victim is left under the floorboards. Believing he can hear the beating heart of his victim he is tormented day and night, as he attempts to keep himself from descending into madness. What will become of the tormented narrator? Can he keep his secret? Will he confess to the tell-tale heart?

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