Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author and poet. He is best known for his mystery and horror tales and poems, as well as helping to create the genre of detective fiction as well as science fiction. Poe’s work was very macabre and often explored death, such as what happens to a body when it decomposes, being buried alive and reanimating the deceased. Poe himself died when he was only 40 years old; the cause of his death is unknown.

Edgar Allan Poe’s first published work was a poetry collection entitled Tamerlane and Other Poems (written as “A Bostonian”). It was published in July 1827. He only ever finished one novel, which was entitled The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and was published in two installments in early 1837. It would be published as a novel the following year. Below is a list of Edgar Allan Poe’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket(1838) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Journal of Julius Rodman(1840) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Tamerlane and Other Poems(1827) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems(1829) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque(1839) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe(1843) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales(1845) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Raven and Other Poems(1845) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays


Politian(1836) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Maelzel's Chess-Player(1836) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Philosophy of Furniture(1840) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Few Words on Secret Writing(1841) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Morning on the Wissahiccon(1844) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Balloon-Hoax(1844) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Philosophy of Composition(1846) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eureka: A Prose Poem(1848) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rationale of Verse(1848) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poetic Principle(1848) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Journal of Julius Rodman is an incomplete novel. Tamerlane and Other Poems was originally written as “A Bostonian.” The play Politian was never completed. The Conchologist’s First Book was ghostwritten by Edgar Allan Poe; he did not actually write the book.

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Edgar Allan Poe Synopsis: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe is based on factual accounts of a terrifying trip on the high seas. It starts out with a young man from Nantucket stowing away on a New Bedford whaler. By the end of the story, the two remaining survivors are drifting toward the South Pole in a canoe.

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