Edgar Allan Poe Research Project

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, January 19, 1809, and became Edgar Allan Poe after the Allan family took him in at the age of two. 

During his lifetime, Poe was a self-taught author, poet, literary critic, and editor. Although his life was filled with great tragedy, Poe accomplished a great deal in his short life, and influenced many writers and genres.
He died, October 7, 1849, at the age of 40.


Did Edgar Allan Poe have any brothers or sisters?

Did Poe ever marry?

Did Poe have any children?

What did Poe write?

How were Poe's writings inspired?

What were some of Poe's pen names?

Did Poe travel?

Was Poe a rich man?

Who published Poe's work? Did he ever self-publish?

Where can Poe's work be found today?

The following full length video may require parental supervision. 
Click on the link provided to go to YouTube

Edgar Allan Poe Resources

Wikipedia: Edgar Allan Poe
History of Poe's life. 

Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
Writings and collected works of Poe and about Poe.

Gutenberg: Books by Poe
Many of Poe's literary works can be found and downloaded here.

Poe Museum
Selection of Poe's works such as: The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher and others. If you go into, "About the Museum", you can take a virtual tour. Use your arrow keys to navigate this section. There's also an audio tour you can listen to filled with interesting info about Poe's life.

Biography: Edgar Allan Poe
Watch a series of short videos about Poe.

Poe Stories
Information about Poe, quotes, more of his stories and poetry, and a gallery.

LibriVoxEdgar Allan Poe

Listen to many of Poe's Works online. 
If this link does not work, put Edgar Allan Poe in the search box.

YouTube: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe - Staring Vincent Price
In this video, Vincent Price dramatically recites some of Poe's most famous poems/stories: 'Tell-Tale Heart', 'The Spinx', 'The Cask of Amontillado', and 'The Pit and the Pendulum'. (53:49)
You can also watch Vincent Price recite, "The Raven". YouTube video 9:57.
This may require adult supervision.

Listen to Sir Christopher Lee read The Raven

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