Edgar Allan Poe continues to haunt our literature. Though he died at the age of forty he left behind him a solid literary achievement as a short story writer, poet and essayist whose work is of continuing relevance and whose themes and techniques have been widely emulated by twentieth century authors. Providing a ready access to the main facts of Poe's life and career, this Chronology will be of service to the student, scholar or general reader who wishes to check a point quickly without referring to the detailed narratives offered by the standard biographies. The Chronology includes details of Poe's works, both those published in his lifetime and those which appeared posthumously. There is a full index of persons, places and works referred to. In this new work J.R. Hammond offers a definitive chronology of Poe which takes account of the latest research into his life and times and provides an insight into the background, life and work of an important literary figure.