Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous writers in American literary history. He was able to extend his writing into realms of literature never-before imagined. Read more about the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe.
by Kenneth Silverman. HarperCollins. From the publisher: "From a Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer, the most revealing, fascinating, and important biography of one of our greatest literary figures."
by John Evangelist Walsh, Michael Flamini (Editor). St. Martin's Press. From the publisher: "With the publication of three short tales in the 1840s, Poe invented the detective story. Then his own sudden and bizarre death created a real-life mystery, still unsolved after 150 years, as tantalizing as any of his famous stories."
by Kevin J. Hayes (Editor). Cambridge University Press. From the publisher: "This Companion consists of 14 essays by leading international scholars. They provide a series of new perspectives on one of the most enigmatic and controversial American writers. Specially tailored to the needs of undergraduates, the essays examine all of Poe's major writings, his poetry, short stores and criticism, and place his work in a variety of literary, cultural and political contexts."
by J.R. Hammond. Palgrave. From the publisher: "This book provides a ready access to the main facts of Poe's life and career. The chronology includes details of Poe's works, both those published in his lifetime and those which appeared posthumously. There is a full index of people, places and works referred to."
by Dawn B. Sova. Facts on File. From the publisher: "Few authors can claim Edgar Allan Poe's influence on literary and popular culture. During his short and turbulent life, he became a pioneer of the detective and horror genres with his immortal tales and poems."
6. Edgar Allan Poeby Harold Bloom. Chelsea House. From the publisher: "Edgar Edgar Allan Poe is unique for being at once so firmly entrenched within the American literary tradition and yet so questionable in the eyes of the very critics whose attentions strengthened his position. Harold Bloom wonders if Poe's longevity suggests that literary merit and canonical status aren't inseparable."
by Arthur Hobson Quinn. Johns Hopkins University Press. From the publisher: "Against this tide of fancy, guesses, and amateur psychologizing, Arthur Hobson Quinn's biography devotes itself meticulously to facts. Based on exhaustive research in the Poe family archive, Quinn extracts the life from the legend, and describes how they both were distorted by prior biographies."
8. The American Face of Edgar Allan Poeby Shawn Rosenheim (Editor), Stephen Rachman. Johns Hopkins University Press. From the publisher: "The contributors to this volume share the conviction that Poe is central to current work on American culture -- and that strictly theoretical approaches to Poe have become increasingly irrelevant."
by Zachary Kent. Enslow Publishers. From the publisher: "Known for his haunting poems, his terrifying tales of suspense, and as the father of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe led a tragic life that paralleled the darkness of his work. Struggling to survive financially for years despite his talent, Poe also struggled with emotional turmoil and addiction."
by Bob Madison. Enslow Publishers. From the publisher: "Scaring people takes talent. This book is a revealing look into the lives of ten authors who have branded horror writing with the imprint of real life. Included in this collection are: Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Shirley Jackson, Rod Serling, Dean Koontz, R. L. Stine, Anne Rice, and Stephen King."