The Best of Edgar Allan Poe (In My Opinion)

Edgar Allan Poe is a master of horror. If you are looking for spooky vibes you don’t have to look far. I have an awesome anthology of all his works, so I thought I would show you guys a few of my favorites.

The Fall of the House of Usher

Poe is the best at creating suspense. The Fall of the House of Usher is one of the most suspenseful short stories that I have ever read. It’s amazing how much tension he can build in a short story.

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tale Tell Heart is also full of tension. You could feel the character slowly losing grasp of reality. The paranoia was palpable. While I was reading my heart beat as fast as the heart the narrator heard.

The Raven

I loved The Raven. I love the imagery that Poe used, and the setting as well. He painted such a clear picture of the narrator and the raven. The tempo he used creates such an uneasy, unsettled feeling. His talent is so impressive.

Annabel Lee

The angsty teenager in me still loves Annabel Lee. It is terribly disturbing now that I actually grasp the full meaning, but still it’s one of my favorites. It was the first work of Poe that I ever read, so it will always hold a special place in my heart.

So those are a few of my current favorites of Edgar Allan Poe. I am still working my way through this anthology, so I am sure that there will be updates along the way.

While doing the research for this post I found the cutest Edgar Allan Poe Funko Pop. I might have to buy myself a little Halloween present, lol.

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2 thoughts on “The Best of Edgar Allan Poe (In My Opinion)

  1. I love this list! I think the last time I read poe was when I was in school and I quite enjoyed it, and october is the perfect time to try him out again. Thanks!

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