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external image Podcast-icon.svgShort Story


Click here for the full text of Poe's short story from the Poe Museum









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Biography and Other Resources


Edgar Allan Poe Biography from American National Biography Online

See also Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) from the Poetry Foundation

Knowing Poe: The Literature, Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe . . . in Baltimore and Beyond from Maryland Public Television

The (Still) Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe from Smithsonian.com (October 2014).

Story Illustration, circa 1919
Story Illustration, circa 1919



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Multimedia Resources


Use this interactive to create your own reading of the story

The Tell-Tale Heart (1954), narrated by James Mason

The Tell-Tale Heart Full Movie (2008) from Internet Movie Database

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Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources


A Directed Listening-Thinking Activity for the Tell-Tale Heart from readwritethink

Tell-Tale Heart Lesson Plan from Holt, Rinehart and Winston


Poetry by Edgar Allan Poe


1884 illustrated publication of The Raven
1884 illustrated publication of The Raven

Complete Poetical Works from Project Guttenberg

Go here for the text of Poe's poem, The Raven

Go here to hear James Earl Jones read aloud The Raven




Edgar Allan Poe and Detective Fiction

Illustration for The Murders in the Rue Morgue, 1909
Illustration for The Murders in the Rue Morgue, 1909

The Murders in the Rue Morgue Full Text

Edgar Allan Poe, Detective Fiction and the Parkman Murder from PBS