Literature The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories  

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The absolute best Edgar Allan Poe stories of all time, ranked by the community. This list has the most popular Edgar Allan Poe stories. Poe, born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809, is one of the most famous authors of all time, known for his short stories and poems. Part of the American Romantic Movement, his writing often featured mystery and macabre, and he is widely credited as the inventor of the genre of detective fiction. What are the best Edgar Allan Poe stories ever written?
 
This list features the absolute best Edgar Allan Poe stories. The titles are listed based on the votes cast by the community and include. "The Black Cat," "The Fall of the House of Usher, "The Sphinx," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and "The Tell-Tale Heart." Cast your votes for the best Edgar Allan Poe stories below - stories written by one of the best short story writers and best crime authors of all time.
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41 7
The Tell-Tale Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1843, The Pioneer

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36 7
The Cask of Amontillado is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1846, Godey's Lady's Book

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27 5
The Masque of the Red Death is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1842, Graham's Magazine

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21 4
The Pit and the Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1842-43, The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present

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27 9
The Fall of the House of Usher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1839, Burton's Gentleman's Magazine

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14 3
The Murders in the Rue Morgue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1841, Graham's Magazine

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17 7
The Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1843, United States Saturday Post

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9 2
The Gold-Bug is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1843, Dollar Newspaper

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8 2
Berenice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1835, Southern Literary Messenger

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9 3
The Purloined Letter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1844-45, The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present

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9 3
Hop-Frog is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1849, Flag of Our Union

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6 1
The Oval Portrait is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1842, Graham's Magazine

13
6 1
Ligeia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1838, Baltimore American Museum

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6 2
The Facts in the Case of M. Va... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1845, The American Review

15
6 2
Ms. Found in a Bottle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1833, Baltimore Saturday Visiter

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5 1
William Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1839, The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1840

17
6 3
The Premature Burial is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1844, Dollar Newspaper

18
5 2
Morella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1835, Southern Literary Messenger

19
5 2
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1844, Godey's Lady's Book

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5 2
Eleonora is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1841, The Gift for 1842

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5 2
The Oblong Box is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1844, Godey's Lady's Book

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4 1
The Man of the Crowd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1840, Graham's Magazine

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3 0
The Sphinx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1846, Arthur's Ladies Magazine

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3 0
The Conversation of Eiros and ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1839, Burton's Gentleman's Magazine

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4 2
The System of Doctor Tarr and ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories

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3 1
The Imp of the Perverse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1845, Graham's Magazine

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3 1
A Descent into the Maelström is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1841, Graham's Magazine

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2 0
Three Sundays in a Week is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1841, Saturday Evening Post

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2 1
The Man That Was Used Up is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1839, Burton's Gentleman's Magazine

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1 0
The Island of the Fay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1841, Graham's Magazine

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1 0
Never Bet the Devil Your Head is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1841, Graham's Magazine

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1 1
The Spectacles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1844, Dollar Newspaper

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1 1
The Angel of the Odd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1844, Columbian Magazine

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0 0
A Predicament is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1838, Baltimore American Museum

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0 0
Mellonta Tauta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1849, Flag of Our Union

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0 0
The Colloquy of Monos and Una is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1841, Graham's Magazine

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0 0
Landor's Cottage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1849, Flag of Our Union

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0 1
King Pest is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1835, Southern Literary Messenger

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0 1
Von Kempelen and His Discovery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1849, Flag of Our Union

40
0 2
Four Beasts in One is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
1836, Southern Literary Messenger