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The Tell-Tale Heart

First published in 1843, “The Tell-Tale Heart” is one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous short stories.  It is a horrifying tale of murder, madness, and maniacal behavior.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS2600 to PS2648

Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bloom, Harold (ed.).  The Tales of Poe.  1987.

                     Call Number: PS2618 .T32 T3 1987

  • Hoffman, Daniel.  Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe. 1998.

                  Call Number: PS2638 .H57 1998

  • Kesterson, David B.  Critics on Poe.  1973.

                  Call Number: PS2638 .K44

  • Knapp, Bettina L.  Edgar Allan Poe. 1984.

                  Call Number: PS2631 .K58 1984 c.2

  • Magistrale, Tony.  Student Companion to Edgar Allan Poe. 2001.

                   Call Number: PS2638 .M24 2001

  • Poe, Edgar Allan.  Edgar Allan Poe: Sixty-Seven Tales. 1990.

                 Call Number: PS2603 .F6 1990.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Tell-Tale Heart (All Fields)
  • Poe, Edgar Allan (Subject Browse)

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o        Vol. 7, pg. 2767

  • Frank, Frederick S., and Anthony Magistrale.  The Poe Encyclopedia.  1997.

                        Call Number: REF PS2630 .P58 1997

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o        Vol. 7, pg. 4051-53

  • Nineteenth Century Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN761 .N5

o        Vol. 1, pg. 500

o        Vol. 16, pg. 295, 301, 303, 309-10, 315-16, 319, 328-29, 331-32, 336

o        Vol. 55, pg. 172, 202

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o        Vol. 1, pg. 384, 393-94, 408

o        Vol. 34, pg. 239-87

o   Vol. 35, pg. 307-11, 314, 343, 345-46

o    Vol. 54, pg. 198, 218,

o   Vol. 88, pg. 214, 219, 227, 252

  •    Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o    Vol. 4, pg. 343-59

  • Sova, Dawn B.  Edgar Allan Poe A to Z.  2001.

                        Call Number: REF PS2630 .S68 2001

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on August 5, 2009

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