Fully annotated edition with over 400 notes. It contains Poe’s complete poems and three essays on poetry.
The undisputed pioneer of the horror, detective and science-fiction genres, Edgar Allan Poe was an accomplished poet as well as a celebrated writer of short stories. The present edition contains all of his works in verse, from the major poems of his maturity – such as his famous ballads ‘The Raven’ and ‘Lenore’ – to those he published in his youth and those that were collected immediately after his premature death in 1849.
Also included in this volume is a selection of Poe’s essays on poetical composition and prosody, revealing that poetry was at the core of the American master’s vision of literature – something also demonstrated by the significant and enduring body of work he left behind in this field.
Each volume in the Great Poets series is based on the most authoritative text, and reflects Alma's commitment to providing affordable editions with valuable insights into the great poets' works. The series includes: Selected Poetical Works by William Blake, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Complete Poems by John Keats. Paradise Lost by John Milton, Sonnets by William Shakespeare, Selected Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, The Prelude and Other Poems by William Wordsworth and Selected Poems by W.B. Yeats.
About the Author
Born in Boston, Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49) was brought up by the Allan merchant family after the death of his mother and being abandoned by his father. While studying at the University of Virginia he started self-publishing volumes of poetry, and after a stint in the military began writing essays and fiction for a living. He died of unknown causes – with rabies, cholera, alcoholism and tuberculosis among the hypotheses – in Baltimore.