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The Raven

First published in 1845, “The Raven” is one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poems.  It describes a grief-stricken young man who is visited by a mysterious black bird.

Call Numbers for Searching the Shelves

  • PS2600 to PS2648

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Edgar Allan Poe:Comprehensive Research and Study Guide. 1999.

                       Call Number: PS2642 .P63 E34 1999

  • Humphries, Jefferson. Metamorphoses of the Raven. 1985.

                        Call Number: PS2609 .H85 1985

  •  Knapp, Bettina. Edgar Allan Poe. 1984.

                         Call Number: PS2631 .K58 1984

  • Peeples, Scott. Edgar Allan Poe Revisited.1998.

                         Call Number:  PS2638 .P44 1998

  • Poe, Edgar Allan. Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.1966.

                        Call Number: PS2600 .F66 1966

  • Poe, Edgar Allan. The Raven and Other Favorite Poems. 1991.

                       Call Number: PS2603 .A11 1991

LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Term

  • Raven and Poe (Keywords Anywhere)

Reference Materials

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

                  Call Number: REF PS2630 .P58 1997

o   Pg. 300-301

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

o   Vol. 6, pg. 3139-3142

  • Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism. Call Number: REF PN761 .N5

o   Vol. 1, pg. 516-525

o   Vol. 55, pg. 146-147, 154-155, 212-213

o   Vol. 117, pg. 190-343, especially 325-329   

  • Poetry Criticism. Call Number: REF PN1010 .P6

o   Vol.1, pg. 419-420, 424, 427-436, 439- 440, 443-447, 452-453

o   Vol. 54, pg. 253-345

  • Poetry for Students. Call Number: REF PN1112 .P752 1998

o   Vol. 1, pg. 199-217

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

o   Pg. 208-209

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 the LINNCWeb, VCC East’s online card 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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