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Annabel Lee

The poem “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe was first published in 1849.  This narrative poem is written in the first person, spoken by a man who was once the lover of "the beautiful Annabel Lee."  When the speaker and Annabel Lee were young, they loved each other.  So great was their love that even the angels, who were "not half so happy in heaven," were envious of it. In their jealousy, the angels sent a chilling wind and killed Annabel Lee.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan Criticism and Interpretation
  • Fantasy Poetry, American

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS2600 to PS2642

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Edgar Allan Poe. 1999.

                   Call Number:  PS2642 .P63 E34 1999

  • Buranelli, Vincent.  Edgar Allan Poe. 1977.

                    Call Number:  PS2638 .B87

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

                    Call Number:  PS2638 .H57 1998

  • Magistrale, Tony. Student Companion to EdgarAllan Poe. 2001.

                   Call Number:  PS2638 .M24 2001

  • Poe, Edgar Allan. Complete Poems. 2000.

                   Call Number:  PS2605 .A1 2000

Reference Materials

  • Masterplots II: Poetry SeriesCall Number:  REF PN1110.5 .M37 2002

o        Vol. 1, Pg. 160-62

  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism – Call Number:  REF PN761 N5

o        Vol. 1, pg. 496, 502-03, 509

o        Vol. 55, pg. 133, 136, 141

      Vol. 117, pg. 221-224, 237-238, 260, 280-282, 297, 299, 309, 334, 336

  • The Poe Encyclopedia. Call Number:  REF PS2630 .P58 1997

o          Pg. 21 -22

  •  Poetry CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o        Vol. 1, pg. 425, 429, 434, 441, 444, 447-48

  • Poetry for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN1112 .P752

o           Vol. 9, pg. 13-31

  • Sova, Dawn B. Edgar Allan Poe A to ZCall Number:  REF PS2630 .S68 2001

o        Pg. 12

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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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