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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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The Tell-Tale Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Tell-Tale Heart 1843, The Pioneer

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

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The Fall of the House of Usher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Fall of the House of Usher 1839, Burton's Gentleman's Magazine

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

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

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Berenice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
Berenice 1835, Southern Literary Messenger

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Murders in the Rue Morgue 1841, Graham's Magazine

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The Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Black Cat 1843, United States Saturday Post

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

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Hop-Frog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
Hop-Frog 1849, Flag of Our Union

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The Gold-Bug is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Gold-Bug 1843, Dollar Newspaper

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Ms. Found in a Bottle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
Ms. Found in a Bottle 1833, Baltimore Saturday Visiter

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William Wilson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
William Wilson 1839, The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1840

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The Oval Portrait is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Oval Portrait 1842, Graham's Magazine

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The Sphinx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Sphinx 1846, Arthur's Ladies Magazine

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The Oblong Box is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Oblong Box 1844, Godey's Lady's Book

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Ligeia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
Ligeia 1838, Baltimore American Museum

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The System of Doctor Tarr and ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories

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The Premature Burial is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Premature Burial 1844, Dollar Newspaper

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A Tale of the Ragged Mountains is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains 1844, Godey's Lady's Book

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The Facts in the Case of M. Va... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar 1845, The American Review

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

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Eleonora is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
Eleonora 1841, The Gift for 1842

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Morella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
Morella 1835, Southern Literary Messenger

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The Man That Was Used Up is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Man That Was Used Up 1839, Burton's Gentleman's Magazine

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

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The Island of the Fay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Island of the Fay 1841, Graham's Magazine

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Never Bet the Devil Your Head is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
Never Bet the Devil Your Head 1841, Graham's Magazine

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The Spectacles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Spectacles 1844, Dollar Newspaper

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The Angel of the Odd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Angel of the Odd 1844, Columbian Magazine

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Three Sundays in a Week is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
Three Sundays in a Week 1841, Saturday Evening Post

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The Conversation of Eiros and ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion 1839, Burton's Gentleman's Magazine

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A Descent into the Maelström is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Edgar Allan Poe Stories
A Descent into the Maelström 1841, Graham's Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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