Other Websites for the Works of Edgar Allan Poe


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There are a growing number of Internet sites with electronic texts of Poe’s works, primarily the better-known tales and poems, with a few of the essays and other sketches. None of these selections rivals the content of the Poe Society site, although others may present items with more attractive formatting. Many of these sites seem to have copied the texts from each other, as the same errors and omissions have generally followed with the borrowing. The tales and poems are well-represented, but without regard to claims otherwise, there is no truly complete collection of Poe’s works on the Internet as nearly all omit the majority of his editorial writings, which comprise a far greater body of work, at least by number of words, than the fiction and poetry. Because the most comprehensive collection of Poe’s works is already present on our own website, only sites with significant selections or special features are listed.

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A Few Substantial Collections of Poe’s Tales and Poems:

  • PoeStories.com  (This site has a good selection of the poems and tales, with a growing collection of summaries and character listings)
  • Qrisse’s Poe Pages  (This site has several of the more popular tales and poems, with the added advantage that they can be searched programatically for any word or string of text.)

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A Webliography of Poe’s writings in e-text:


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The Making of America (The University of Michigan):

The University of Michigan’s notable “Making of America” project includes image reproduction of significant runs of numerous American periodicals. A few of the most important Poe-related periodicals are:

  • The American Whig Review   (Poe contributed several important first printings to this periodical, including “Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” and the somewhat disputed first printing of “The Raven.”)
  • The Southern Literary Messenger   (For a time, Poe assisted in the editing of this important and rare magazine, which contains many reviews and editorial filler items in addition to first versions of several tales and a few poems. There are also important reprints of some items. The volumes are well-organized and indexed, although not all of Poe contributions have been established with certainty.)
  • The United States Magazine and Democratic Review   (Poe’s contributions to this periodical include “The Power of Words” and several installments of “Marginalia.”)

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The University of Virgina e-text Project:


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Documenting the American South Collection (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


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Google Books:



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