What Do I Read Next?
- The poems by Poe that are most often associated with this one are "Lenore" and "To Helen," which are also about the deaths of young women. All of his works can be found in the Library of America's superior collection Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, published in 1984.
- Poe is considered the first serious literary critic in America. His ideas about art are evident in his nonfiction prose, collected in a different Library of America volume entitled Edgar Allan Poe, Essays and Reviews: Theory of Poetry, Reviews of British and Continental Authors, Reviews of American Authors and American Literature.
- Tundra Books has a hardcover book-length edition of this poem, released in 1987. Annabel Lee has text by Edgar Allan Poe and watercolors by award-winning children's book artist Gilles Tibo. It is usually cataloged with children's books.
- One of the best biographies of Poe available is Kenneth Silverman's Edgar Allan Poe: Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance, published in 1992 by Harper Perennial. This book is not only richly detailed, but it tells an engrossing tale of the poet's life.
- John Evangelist Walsh concentrates on the four days leading up to Poe's death (which was two days before "Annabel Lee" was published) in his brief 1998 book Midnight Dreary: The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's whereabouts for those days and the exact circumstances of his death have always been matters of controversy, and Walsh is meticulous in gathering evidence about what might have really happened.
- Daniel Hoffman's 1998 analysis of the poet, entitled Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe, has been received with some controversy: readers generally respect his intellectual approach but find fault with the conclusions he draws about Poe's work.
- Poe is considered to be a primary influence on the French Symbolist school, that came a generation after him. Charles Baudelaire, in particular, did much to save Poe from obscurity with his translations and reviews. The most notable collection of French Symbolist poetry is Baudelaire's Les Fleurs Du Mal (Flowers of Evil), which is available with commentary from Cambridge University Press series Landmarks in World Literature.