One of the most famous poems in the English language, "The Raven" first appeared in the January 29, 1845, edition of the New York Evening Mirror. It brought Edgar Allan Poe, then in his mid-30s and a well-known poet, critic, and short story writer, his first taste of celebrity on a grand scale. "The Raven" remains Poe's best-known work, yet it is only one of a dazzling series of poems and stories that won him an enduring place in world literature.
This volume contains "The Raven" and 40 others of Edgar Allan Poe's most memorable poems, among them "The Bells," "Ulalume," "Israfel," "To Helen," "The Conqueror Worm," "Eldorado," and "Annabel Lee." Together they reveal the extraordinary spectrum of Poe's personality — his idealism; his visionary qualities; his responsiveness to beauty, to love, and to women; and his susceptibility to the eerie and the morbid. They reveal, too, his virtuoso command of poetic language, rhythms, and figures of speech — command that would make his one of the most distinctive voices in all of poetry.A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
About the Author
The father of the detective novel and an innovator in the genre of science fiction, Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49) made his living as America's first great literary critic. Today he is best remembered for his short stories and poems, haunting works of horror and mystery that remain popular around the world.
Table of Contents"To - - ("I saw thee on thy bridal day-")"
Spirits of the Dead
A Dream within a Dream
"The Happiest Day-The Happiest Hour"
The Lake: To -
"To - ("The bowers whereat, in dreams, I see")"
To the River -
"To - ("I heed not that my earthly lot")"
"To Helen ("Helen, thy beauty is to me")"
The City in the Sea
The Valley of Unrest
The Coliseum (also included in the verse play Politian)
"To One in Paradise (included in the story "The Assignation")"
Sonnet- To Zante
"The Haunted Palace (included in the story "The Fall of the House of Usher")"
"The Conqueror Worm (also included in the story "Ligeia")"
To M. L. S-
"To - -("Not long ago, the writer of these lines")"
"To Helen ("I saw thee once-once only-years ago:")"
To My Mother
Alone [has been attributed to Poe]
Alphabetical List of Titles
Alphabetical List of First Lines
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
E.A Poe is the graetest poetry writer of all time. The poem 'The Raven' was one of his finest, you'll read about a man who went insain when deep in the depression of losing his love, he needs answers of why lenor had to leave him. A raven drives him to the point of insanity. You won't be able to put the book down.
Big fan of Poe here good book
E.A.Poe wrote aanebel lee because of when his wife died... look up the poem on youtube its kind of wierd and sad...
g book. I loved it