Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

During his short literary career, Edgar Allan Poe produced a large quantity of writing, most of which was not collected in book form during his lifetime. He published one novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838), and several volumes of poetry, the most famous of which is The Raven and Other Poems (1845). Poe earned his living mainly as a writer and as an editor of magazines. For magazines, he wrote reviews, occasional essays, meditations, literary criticism, and a variety of different kinds of journalism, as well as poetry and short fiction.