This profile celebrates the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe. All works listed here are in the public domain. This profile is maintained by the Wattpad Ambassadors.

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre.

He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
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Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
The Bells (1849) by EdgarAllanPoe
The Bells (1849)
"The Bells" is a heavily onomatopoeic poem by Edgar Allan Poe which was not published until after h...
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The Purloined Letter (1844) by EdgarAllanPoe
The Purloined Letter (1844)
"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his...
Annabel Lee (1849) by EdgarAllanPoe
Annabel Lee (1849)
"Annabel Lee" is the last complete poem composed by American author Edgar Allan Poe. Like many of P...
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