Top Ten Best Edgar Allan Poe Poems and Stories

The Top Ten

The Tell-Tale Heart The Tell-Tale Heart Product Image

My absolute favorite story of his. I especially like the theme. A madman murders a helpless old man and gets away with it, only to be eaten alive by his own guilt.

This is the best story I have ever read. Edgar Allan Poe took the definition of creepy and took it to a whole new level and I love it.

I just read this story in English I Honors and it is a very dark, enjoyable read.

It gives me the creeps...I love it!

The Masque of the Red Death The Masque of the Red Death Product Image

I have an Edgar Allan Poe graphic novel with illustrated versions of the stories, and I read this one and every time I take it off my bookshelf I ALWAYS skip to that one, it's so good.

Captivating and meaningful Poe horror story; easy comprehension with a wealth of deeper meaning.

I think it would have been better if the allegory had been made more clear (you can't escape death).

One of my favorites from tenth grade US lit. After reading it listen to The Doors.

The Cask of Amontillado The Cask of Amontillado Product Image

Not only my favorite Poe story, but one of my favorite works of literature. The way Montresor just jokes at the fact Fortunado is going to die right in front of him is just entertaining. He hates this guy and his words and definitely his actions prove it. I was actually scared at Montresor for a second or two. This was definitely my favorite, and in my opinion, his best.

Showcasing Edgar's fear of being buried alive, this story of revenge is one of his greatest pieces.

This convoluted vengeance on god's behalf, captivates you and questions you, "are you quite insane? "

It was so twisted yet so simple and interesting

The Raven The Raven Product Image

The man doesn't die, he is a young poet who lost his true love, Lenore, and the Raven is a sight or prophet telling him that the pain and suffering will never end he will have to deal with it his whole life. And Edgar Allan Poe wrote the story when his wife Virginia was dyeing of turboculosis so he knew he would soon be in the same place as his poet from the story

This isn't very scary, but it is debatable whether the guy dies or not.

Not really a story, but a wonderfully gothic poem.

I want to read it over and over again

The Pit and the Pendulum The Pit and the Pendulum Product Image

Hell yeah. I read this story once and I was creeped out by it. I don't get creeped out by most scary stories, but this one had some sort of deathly aura...

Too good. Just too captivating, horrifying, grosteque. Like a roller coaster thriller, except many times better.

My favorite short story, mysterious, suspenseful, gross, this story is amazing

So smart and clever.
Love how the man is smart enough to escape all these near impossible traps
Great work. way better than masque of red death. VOTE FOR THE BEST EDGARR ALLAN POE STORY HERE

The Fall of the House of Usher The Fall of the House of Usher Product Image

Few stories capture the imaginations and are as brilliantly constructed as this one. There are many great Poe stories, but this one in particular in my opinion, is the most brilliant

Sooo good and creepy! Must read!

The Black Cat The Black Cat Product Image

Favorite! This and the the fall of the house of user are his best works... besides, of course, his narrative.

The creepiest of all the Poe stories I've read.

This is the scaryest story I have red because of the two black cats

Annabel Lee

Annabel lee is a beautiful work about the love of two people so strong that even the angels are jealous of them. It isn't creepy but it's beautiful and powerful. It's not only my favorite work by Poe, but also my favorite work of literature in general

Is a true love at first sight kind of poem

Simply beautiful.

The Oval Portrait The Oval Portrait Product Image
Ligeia Ligeia Product Image

Epic Tale of Mystery and Magic. Though debatble in some respects e.g satire, it succeeds in maintaining a darkly tragic, yet intelligently sustained atmosphere throughout its duration- perhaps Poe's, fantastic though he is, most common fault

The Contenders

Eleonora Eleonora Product Image

I LIKE THE STORY OF THE TELL-TALE HEART ITS SCARY HOW EDGAR TRIGGER THE EMOTIONS OF THE READER.. THE BEST STORY I've EVER READ

Hop-Frog Hop-Frog Product Image

A story of a low-class fiend taking revenge.

Very underrated

Revenge
very underrated

Silence Silence Product Image
The Angel of the Odd

this was probably one of the most confusing and creepiest by poe, but I absolutely adored the storyline

The Gold Bug The Gold Bug Product Image
The Murders In the Rue Morgue The Murders In the Rue Morgue Product Image

Well what can be more fearsome than the murderer being proved to be non-human!

Number 2 at least... This story was made into an Iron Maiden song. Am I right.

Overrated. Definitely not his best

The Facts In the Case of M. Valdemar The Facts In the Case of M. Valdemar Product Image

This one is the scariest of his

An underrated gem that depicts true horror in elements fit for both those fond of reality nor fantasy

William Wilson William Wilson Product Image
The Oblong Box The Oblong Box Product Image
The Conqueror Worm The Conqueror Worm Product Image

Excelent poem! The meaning behind this poem is so much deeper than it seems on the top once you really begin to think about it! Please people, read this poem!

Never Bet the Devil Your Head

Read this if you have a gambling problem. This will fix you.

A Descent Into The Maelstrom
Alone
Berenice

"Why then, as I Perused them, did the hairs of my head erect themselves on end, and the blood of my body become congealed within my veins? "- A perfect quote for this story from it precisely.

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