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The Edgar Allan Poe Society
of Baltimore

Edgar Allan Poe Grayscale picture of Poe, with signature

The Writings of Edgar Allan Poe:

  • The Poetical and Prose Works of Edgar Allan Poe  (A comprehensive collection of e-texts of all of Poe’s writings, from the original sources and with multiple versions as revised during his lifetime — includes poems, tales, sketches, essays, literary criticism, letters and miscellanea.)
  • The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe  (edited by Thomas Ollive Mabbott, Poems, Tales and Sketches — the definitive annotated scholarly edition of Poe’s poetry, tales and sketches). The series long planned by Mabbott was continued after his death as The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe (chiefly edited by Burton R. Pollin), including The Imaginary Voyages (The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, The Journal of Julius Rodman and The Adventures of Hans Phaall), The Brevities (including “Marginalia,” “Pinakidia,” etc.), Nonfictional Prose in the Broadway Journal and Nonfictional Prose in the Southern Literary Messenger. Two additional volumes were issued on Eureka and Edgar Allan Poe, Critical Theory: The Major Writings (edited by Stuart and Susan Levine).
  • The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe  (edited by James Albert Harrison, 17 volumes, 1902). Although far from truly complete, and including several things that Poe did not write, this set was the standard scholarly edition of Poe’s works for more than fifty years, and is still a commonly used reference for the criticism.

Information about Edgar Allan Poe:

  • Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography  (by Arthur Hobson Quinn — still the standard biography, perhaps slightly dated but sympathetic, and an impressive accumulation of what we know about Poe, done with great care and skill by someone with superb academic credentials, training and experience). (For a more condensed biography, see the “Annals” by Thomas Ollive Mabbott.)
  • The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe  (by Dwight R. Thomas and David K. Jackson — a chronologically sequenced collection of statements and extracts that provides an invaluable overview of Poe’s life, rooted in historical documents)
  • The Portraits and Daguerreotypes of Edgar Allan Poe  (by Michael J. Deas — the definitive book on Poe’s appearance and iconography, with many images now provided in full color)
  • Poe Studies / Dark Romanticism  (Full issues, 1968-1987)
  • A Poe Bookshelf  (A large selection of books, articles and lectures about Poe, all presented as e-text, with a few general lists of errata for more current books still under copy-right.)
  • General Topics about Edgar Allan Poe  (Standard Reference Works, Poe’s Death, etc.)
  • Subject Index  (to pages at this site) (in preparation)
  • Searching  this site (via Google)


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“Depend upon it, after all, Thomas, Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.” from a letter by Edgar Allan Poe to Frederick W. Thomas (February 14, 1849).



Author.............: The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
Created...........: May 1, 1997
Last update.....: May 10, 2015


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