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When we read The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl in October, 2006, we each chose a short story by Poe to read.
At the book club that month, we gave a brief report on the story we chose.
This is the list of all of Poe's short stories along with the ones we chose and their ratings.
 

Hated it!
Tolerated it!
Liked it!
Loved it!


To prepare for the meeting, we also checked out these websites:
 

The complete work of Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Summaries of Poe's Short Stories

Definitions of Poe's difficult vocabulary

Matthew Pearl's Website

List of Short Stories:

    The Angel of the Odd-An Extravaganza (1850)
    The Assignation (1834)
    The Balloon-Hoax (1850)
    Berenice (1835)                                        Laura  
    The Black Cat (1843)                                Mary
    Bon-Bon (1850)
    The Business Man (1850)
    The Cask of Amontillado (1846)                Trish
    The Colloquy of Monos and Una (1850)
    The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion (1850)
    A Descent into the Maelstrom (1841)
    The Devil in the Belfry (1850)
    Diddling-Considered as one of the Exact Sciences (1850)
    The Domain of Arnheim (1850)
    The Duc De l'Omlette (1850)
    Eleonora (1850)                                        Kellie     
    The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845)
    The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)
    Four Beasts in One -The Homo-Cameleopard (1850)
    Hop-Frog or the Eight Chained Ourang-Outangs (1850)
    How to Write a Blackwood Article (1850)
    The Imp of the Perverse (1850)                Kathy
    The Island of the Fay (1850)
    King Pest-A Tale Containing an Allegory (1835)
    Landor's Cottage - A Pendant to "The Domain of Arnheim" (1850)
    The Landscape Garden (1850 )
    Ligeia (1838)                                           Sarah
    Lionizing (1850)
    Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.-Late Editor of the Goosetherumfoodle-By Himself (1850)
    Loss of Breath - A Tale Neither in nor out of "Blackwood" (1850)
    The Man of the Crowd (1850)
    The Man that was Used Up - A Tale of the Late Bugaboo and Kickapoo Campaign (1850)
    The Masque of the Red Death (1842)
    Mellonta Tauta (1850)
    Mesmeric Revelation (1850)
    Metzengerstein (1850)
    Morella (1850)
    Morning on the Wissahiccon (1850)
    Ms. Found in a Bottle (1833)                    Kerrie
    Mystification (1850)
    Never Bet the Devil Your Head - A Tale with a Moral (1850)
    The Oblong Box (1850)
    The Oval Portrait (1850)
    The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)            Stacey       
    The Power of Words (1850)
    A Predicament (1838)
    The Premature Burial (1850)
    The Purloined Letter (1845)                    Cheri
    Scenes from Politian (1835)
    Shadow- A Parable (1850)
    Silence- A Fable (1837)
    Some Words with a Mummy (1850)
    The Spectacles (1850)
    The Sphinx (1850)
    The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether (1850)
    Tale of Jerusalem (1850)
    A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (1850)
    The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)                     Susan
    "Thou Art The Man" (1850)
    The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade (1850)
    Three Sundays in a Week (1850)
    Von Kempelen and His Discovery (1850)
    Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling (1850)
    William Wilson (1839)
    X-ing a Paragrab (1850)