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The Black Cat


First published in 1843, “The Black Cat” is one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous short stories.  It is a horrifying tale of madness, murder, and guilt.



Call Numbers for Searching  the Shelves


  • PS2600 to PS2648



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Carlson, Eric (ed.). Introduction to Poe: A Thematic Reader. 1967.

                    Call Number: PS2603 .A6 1967

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

                   Call Number: PS2638 .H57 1998

  •  Haugen Hayley Mitchell. Readings on the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. 2001.

                      Call Number: PS2642.F43 R4 2001

  • Knapp, Bettina. Edgar Allan Poe. 1984.

                  Call Number: PS2631 .K58 1984

  •  May, Charles. Edgar Allan Poe: A Study of the Short Fiction. 1991.

                 Call Number:  PS2642 .F43 M39 1991

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

                 Call Number: PS2638 .P44 1998

  • Poe, Edgar Allan. The Edgar Allan Poe Reader. 1993.

                 Call Number: PS2603 .S7 1993

  • Poe Harry Lee. Evermore : Edgar Allan Poe and the mystery of the universe. 2012

                  Call Number: PS2638.P68 2012




LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Black Cat (Keywords Anywhere)
  • Poe, Edgar Allan (Keywords Anywhere)



Reference Materials


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

o   Pg.43

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

o   Vol. 1, pg. 379-382

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

o   Vol. 1, pg. 495, 521

o   Vol. 16, pg. 294-295, 301, 303, 309, 314-315, 325-334

o   Vol. 55, pg. 148

o   Vol. 78, pg. 281-287, 298-299

o   Vol. 117, pg. 320-323

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

o   Vol.1, pg. 389-390, 406, 408

o   Vol. 34, pg. 241-242, 244, 274

o   Vol. 35, pg. 298, 307-311, 313-315, 320, 343, 345-346

o   Vol. 54, pg. 198, 218

o   Vol. 88, pg. 227, 243

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

o   Pg. 28


Research Databases

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  • 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 LINCCWeb, 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.

Revised November 21, 2021


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