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Publication Order of C. Auguste Dupin Books

The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Purloined Letter (1844)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of Marie Roget (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Edgar Allan Poe Tales Books

Berenice (1835)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Predicament (1838)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edgar Allan Poe's Haunted House of Usher (1839)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Journal of Julius Rodman (1840)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Descent into the Maelstrom (1841)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Masque of the Red Death (1842)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleonora (1842)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (1843)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diddling (1843)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oblong Box (1844)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spectacles (1844)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anastatic Printing (1845)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Imp of The Perverse (1845)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Domain Of Arnheim (1846)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cask of Amontillado (1846)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Politian; An Unfinished Tragedy (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morella (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
William Wilson (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Edgar Allan Poe (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man of the Crowd (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ligeia (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gold-Bug (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tale of Jerusalem (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Metzengerstein (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oval Portrait (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Bet the Devil Your Head (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil in the Belfry (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Landor?s Cottage (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mesmeric Revelations (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Found In A Bottle (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaall (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Angel of The Odd (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Beasts in One- The Homo-Cameleopard (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The colloquy of Monos and Una (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to write a Blackwood Article (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murders in Rue Morgue (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thousand-And-Second Tale of Scheherazade (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Words with a Mummy (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Pest (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems (1829)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales Of The Grotesque and Arabesque (1840)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales (1841)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings (1843)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Cat (1843)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe (1843)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Raven and other poems (1845)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Tales Of Terror (1845)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales Of Mystery And Imagination (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Mystery (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Detective Stories of Edgar Allan Poe (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Stories (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales and Poems (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Edgar Allan Poems (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Terror from Edgar Allan Poe (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Stories and Poems (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Mystery and Terror (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Raven and Other Selected Poems (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Stories (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fall Of The House Of Usher (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Work of Edgar Allan Poe (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bells and Other Poems (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poems (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Complete Tales and Poems (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Complete Edgar Allan Poe Short Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tamerlane (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spirits of the Dead 2nd Edition (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Paris Mysteries (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Selection of Short Stories by Edgar Allen Poe (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Maelzel's Chess-Player (1836)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Philosophy of Furniture (1840)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morning on the Wissahiccon (1844)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Balloon-Hoax (1844)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Philosophy of Composition (1846)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eureka (1848)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters Until Now Unpublished (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poetic Principle (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rationale of Verse (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Few Words on Secret Writing (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Wickedest Show on Earth(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Law and Order Stories(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weird Business(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Detective Duos(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masters of the Macabre(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Master's Choice: Mystery Stories by Today's Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Books to Die For(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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