Hailed as the creator of detective fiction, and a master of Gothic literature, Edgar Allan Poe was a prolific writer of poetry, short stories, letters, and literary criticism. Best-known for his gruesome tales exploring murder and death, Poe’s writings remain foundational components of the mystery genre. As the first well-known American writer to earn a living solely through his writing, Poe produced countless short stories, poems, and essays. The Mystery Writers of America annually present the Edgar Award for significant contributions to the mystery genre. Poe himself was every bit as fascinating as the characters and stories he created, and his own untimely death continues to be a mystery of its own.
Included in The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (10 vols.) are over 2,000 pages of Poe’s memorable works. The collection includes over 40 of Poe’s famous poems such as “The Raven,” influential detective stories like “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Purloined Letter,” and dozens of other significant stories and essays, such as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” “Ligeia,” and Eureka.
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. . . the most discriminating, philosophical, and fearless critic upon imaginative works who has written in America
—James Russell Lowell, nineteenth-century poet
Each [of Poe’s detective stories] is a root from which a whole literature has developed. . . . Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?
—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author, Sherlock Holmes
Poe’s verses illustrate an / intense faculty for / technical and abstract / beauty . . .
—Walt Whitman, author, Leaves of Grass