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The Fall of The House of Usher


The short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe was first published in 1839 and is often considered to be his masterpiece.  It is a horror tale dealing with madness, incest, and morality.



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS2600 to PS2648



Circulating Books – A Selected List


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

                    Call Number: PS2638 .E32 1999

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

                    Call Number: PS2618 .T32 T3 1987

  •  Kesterson, David B.(Ed.). Critics on Poe. 1973.

                    Call Number: PS2638 .K44

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

                      Call Number: PS2631 .K58 1984

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

                     Call Number: PS2603 .F6 1990.

  • Szumski, Bonnie (Ed.). Readings on Edgar Allan Poe. 1998.

                  Call Number: PS2638 .R43 1998



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Fall of the House of Usher (Keywords)
  • Poe, Edgar Allan (Subject)
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – Criticism and Interpretation (Subject)



Reference Materials


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

o   Vol. 5, pgs. 1945-1947

  • 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, pgs. 4051-53

  • Nineteenth Century Literature CriticismCall Number: REF PN761 .N5

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 492-493, 496, 504-505, 513, 522-523

o   Vol. 16, pgs. 294-336

o   Vol. 55, pgs. 133, 148, 151, 153, 155, 169, 194, 198-199, 206

o   Vol. 97, pgs. 177-246

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 377-407

o   Vol. 22, pgs. 288-356

o   Vol. 34, pgs. 249, 258, 265, 274, 283

o   Vol. 35, pgs. 321, 331, 336

o   Vol 54, pgs. 143, 161, 180, 182, 185, 209, 231, 240

o   Vol. 88, pgs. 214, 219, 227, 229, 236, 240, 243, 253

  •  Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 2, pgs. 51-66



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Last Revised on November 21, 2021


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