How Many Books Did Edgar Allan Poe Write?

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According to the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe published in his lifetime one novel and three collections of his tales. His vast literary contributions include poems, stories, essays, sketches and letters.

Poe is most famous for his poetry, particularly the acclaimed poem titled “The Raven,” which was published in 1844. He wrote a total of 69 poems, which are found in four collections. “Tamerlane and Other Poems” was his first published collection of poetry, issued in 1827. Poe was one of the first practitioners of the short story format and is often considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre.