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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



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