The 50 in 52 Project continues…I finished Wuthering Heights…Edgar Allan Poe is next!

I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year as part of a fundraiser for

I’ve just finished the 4th book, Wuthering Heights…only 46 more to go!

Next up is….25 Selected Short Stories (1832-1849) by Edgar Allan Poe

The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge continues! (scroll down for more info)

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809 and died in Baltimore in 1849, but Philadelphia (here comes a swell of hometown pride) is home to the Poe House. Poe sold his work to magazines, such as the Saturday Evening Post and Godey’s Lady’s Book. Poe only published one novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, although he did release a collection of poetry and one of short stories during his lifetime. As this is a list of fiction, I’ll be focusing on his short stories. To get the full flavor and range, I started to put together a list of “greatest hits,” per se, and Edward Pettit of the Rosenbach Museum helped me finish it. Often labeled the master of the macabre, he is so much more than that. One book, Papers on Poe: Essays in Honor of John Ward Ostrom, puts forth arguments for him as being either an existentialist or a transcendentalist (or even better, a psycho-transcendentalist). Poe’s influence on popular culture continues to be felt and even his name conjures images of the gothic. *You can find a list of the 25 stories are posted at the bottom of this post.

The 50 in 52 Project is a fundraiser for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19). To sponsor me, click HERE.

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List of Poe stories (in chronological order):


“Ms. Found in a Bottle”




“The Man that Was Used Up”

“The Fall of the House of Usher”

“William Wilson”

“The Man of the Crowd”

“The Murders in the Rue Morgue”

“A Descent into the Maelström”

“The Oval Portrait”

“The Masque of the Red Death”

“The Mystery of Marie Roget”

“The Pit and the Pendulum”

“The Tell-Tale Heart”

“The Gold-Bug”

“The Black Cat”

“The Premature Burial”

“The Purloined Letter”

“The Imp of the Perverse”

“The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether”

“The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”

“The Cask of Amontillado”





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