1. Poecentral for secondary Poe works:

For the most part, copyrighted and in-print Poe material has not been placed on the internet because it is difficult to prevent such material from being duplicated. Thus one will search in vain for such standard texts as T. O. Mabbott's Collected Works, Burton Pollin's Collected Writings, or the Library of America Poe. Typically, Poe material available for Web browsing or downloading was published before 1920 -- publications by Poe, such as the pre-1850 historical editions, the Harrison edition of 1902 (on CD-ROM), the Raven edition of 1903, and the J. H. Whitty edition of poems of 1911. Up to now most Poe material consisted of his writings in editions in the public domain, out of copyright, out of print, or posted with the special permission of the author. Therefore a new Poe web site, http://www.poecentral.com, is especially welcome for its unexpected the wealth of materials about Poe which it garnered from the pre-copyright era.

Designed as a popular site, and thus rich in graphics, poecentral contains about 20 sections which reflect such general interests as Poe's death and grave; A Chronology of Poe's life; Poe biographies; What The Critics Say of Poe's fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; Teaching Poe; Where Did Poe Live?; Poe first editions & manuscripts; Poe at the movies; Poe on stage; Lovecraft and Poe; Parodies of "The Raven"; Poe's fiancee: Sarah Helen Whitman; The Poe attic; Poe's stories and poems; and Poe audiobooks. Despite the scattered commercial offerings of books, merchandise, and search engine placement expertise - and beyond the ever-present graphics, there is enough material not readily found elsewhere to interest the Poe scholar. Here is a rich and unduplicated compendium of articles in literary histories, encyclopedia articles, text books, and magazine items, all in the public domain -- in effect an online critical supplement of secondary works reflecting the reception of Poe from about 1850 to 1920 .

The are some forty biographical items, including commentaries by Edmund Clarence Stedman, Susan Weiss, and Stella Lewis. The section on Poe's fiction includes discussions of Poe in relation to Hitchcock, Hawthorne, Lovecraft, and tuberculosis. The poetry section explores his connections to Chopin, Coleridge, Allan Ginsberg, Dana Gioia, Arthur Symons, and Mark Twain. In addition poecentral has links to standard on line editions of the Tales (1845) and the J H Whitty Complete Poems (1911).

2. Significant Mentions and Updates:

Here are several updates and supplements on interesting Web sites which should be added to those previously mentioned in past issues of this column. If you prefer to browse this list online, see http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~ehrlich/poesites2001.html.

3. About Fifty New Web Sites For Poe Research

Mostly created, updated, or refreshed in 2000-2001. This list is also available online at http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~ehrlich/poesites2001.html.


  1. http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/oal/amlitweb.htm -- US Dept of State International Information Programs Key Sites on American Literature (Jan 2001) | http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/oal/oaltoc.htm -- Outline of American Literature

  2. http://www.internetbookinfo.com/ibic/Author-resources.html -- Elementary research -- Internet Book Informatioon Center, originally Sunsite | http://www.internetbookinfo.com/ --

  3. http://www.unibas.ch/anglist/resources/amlit/amlit.htm -- University of Basel American Literature Links

  4. http://www.kirtland.cc.mi.us/honors/amlit/newamlit.htm -- Giacobazzi's American Literature Resources -- rich in illustrations

  5. http://www.digital-librarian.com/booksandreading.html -- Digital Librarian, April 2001, Margaret Vail Anderson

  6. http://users.ox.ac.uk/~scat0385/index.html -- Romanticism on the Net: An online journal of British Romanticism: Index (Aug 2001) | http://users.ox.ac.uk/~scat0385/sites.html -- Romanticism on the Net: New Sites (Sept 2001)

  7. http://www.english.upenn.edu/~mgamer/Romantic/r-index.html -- Michael Gamer Romantic Links (Penn) | http://www.english.upenn.edu/~mgamer/ --

  8. http://www.webseeddirectory.com/wdliterature.html -- sites content network


  9. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Etext.html -- Books on the Internet UT Library Online (Sept 2001)

  10. http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/new.html -- What's New, Major Text Sites (alphabetical 34), Book Information, Bookstores, Publishers, Classics, Computer Books, Foreign Language, Literature in English, Philosophy and Religion, and Poetry

  11. http://mahogany.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Etext.html -- Books on the Internet (May 2001)

  12. http://dcls.org/x/archives/poe.html -- Dauphin County Library System, Poe Cybertour (new site, 2000)

  13. http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/lit-med/lit-med-db/webdocs/webauthors/poe265-au-.html -- Medical Humanities, 43rd Edition, Oct 2001

  14. http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/authors/Edgar_Allan_Poe.htm/ -- Poe tales in anthologies

  15. http://www.kingkong.demon.co.uk/ngcoba/po.htm -- General Catalog of Books (scroll down to Poe), Poe book titles, 1827-1850 with etext locations


  16. http://www.salon.com/audio/poetry/2000/10/31/poe/ -- Basil Rathbone reads "The Raven" and "The Pit and The Pendulum" in MP3

  17. http://www.poetry.com.au/classics/authors/p/poe.htm/ -- Audio of eight poems

  18. http://www.audiobooksonline.com/shopsite/0694524034.html/ -- Audio Books (Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone)

  19. http://www.booksontape.com/search.cfm?author=711 -- Books on Tape

  20. http://www.gothic.art.br/sepia/historias.htm/ -- Films (Brazil)

  21. http://www.concordance.com/poe.htm/ -- online concordance to about 120 Poe works

  22. http://www.astin-poe.com -- Performances


  23. http://inet.uni2.dk/~herlahp/ravnen.htm -- The Raven: New address for Danish translation |
    http://inet.uni2.dk/~herlahp/usher.htm -- Fall of the House of Usher: New address for Danish translation

  24. http://www.eapoe.hg.pl/ -- Rue Morgue (In Polish) intro graphics

  25. http://www.edgarpoe.hpg.com.br/ -- Brazil -- nice illustrations, graphics

  26. http://www.hmg.hu/irok/szimbol/poe.htm/ -- Hungary

  27. http://www.mutantia21.com.ar/edgarallanpoe.html/ -- Argentina: Eureka, translated by Julio Cortázar

  28. http://mozambook.free.fr/purloined.htm/ -- Purloined Letter (French), Microsoft Reader, Acrobat PDF

  29. http://web.tiscali.it/tremal/ -- The Raven (in Klingon)

  30. http://stelweb.asu.cas.cz/slechta-web/citaty/poe.html/ -- The Raven (Czech)

  31. http://mallarme.nemoclub.net/Traductions/ -- Mallarmé translations of Poe verses


  32. http://www.adze.com/bios/htm/1809/01190001.html/ -- Natal Horoscope for Edgar Allan Poe

  33. http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a.tcl?topic=The%20Work%20of%20Edgar%20Allan%20Poe -- | http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/ -- Lusenet forum: scroll down to "The Work of Edgar Allan Poe" (Stefan Gmoser)

  34. http://www.mathpages.com/home/kmath522/kmath522.htm/ -- "The thought of a thought" (on Poe, Eureka, and science)

  35. http://www.getty.edu/art/collections/objects/o39406.html/ -- Poe daguerreotype (1949)

  36. http://math.cofc.edu/faculty/kasman/MATHFICT/mf205.html/ -- Mathematical Fiction: Purloined Letter, others

  37. http://www.books-on-line.com/DeweyResults.cfm?DeweyP=810 -- Books onLine Dewey 810 Poe search

  38. http://www.bokler.com/eapoe.html -- The Edgar Allan Poe Cryptographic Challenge | http://www.bokler.com/eapoe_challengesolution.html -- the solution

  39. http://www.cbsnews.com/now/story/0,1597,244880-412,00.shtml/ -- CBS News "Sunday Morning," Oct. 29, 2000: John Walsh and others on the mystery of Poe's death

  40. http://www.nypl.org/press/poe.html/ -- Oct 2000: Burton and Alice Pollin donate the MS. of "A Reviewer Reviewed" to the New York Public Library


  41. http://www.fsu.edu/~CandI/ENGLISH/power/poe/ -- Poe and Poetic Devices (Powerpoint slides)

  42. http://www.virtualsalt.com/comptool.htm -- Personal computer as a tool for literary analysis (Poe as example)

  43. http://uwc.tamu.edu/owl/search.html/ -- Texas A&M Online Writing Lab: Boolean searching for forms of Poe's name

  44. http://www.idiotsguides.com/Chapters/0028633784_CIG_Amer_Lit/file.htm/ -- Complete Idiot's Guide to American Lit, Ch 6 -- entertainingly irreverent

  45. http://www.sarasota.k12.fl.us/cyberguides/high%20school/poe.htm/ -- Teacher's Guide to Internet Resources: Poe (grade 11)

  46. http://www.webenglishteacher.com/poe.html/ -- For grades 7-8 (Sept 2001)