One of the most famous poems in the English language, The Raven first appeared in the January 29. 1845 edition of the New York Evening Mirror. It brought Edgar Allan Poe, then in his mid-thirties and a well-known poet, critic and short story writer, his first taste of celebrity on a grand scale. The Raven remains Poe's best-known work, yet it is only one of the dazzling series of poems and stories that won him an enduring place in world literature. This volume contains The Raven and 40 others of Edgar Allan Poe's most memorable poems.