• Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe 1848

    Edgar Allan Poe

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania


Poe coin

Edgar Allan Poe


“The Black Cat,” written while living in this house with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe still thrills readers today.

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Detail of print of Edgar Allan Poe

Movie director Alfred Hitchcock wrote “Very likely it’s because I was so taken with the Poe stories that I made suspense films.”