This antiquarian volume contains a complete collection of poems and essays on the poetic art by Edgar Allen Poe. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author, editor, poet, and critic. Most famous for his stories of mystery and horror, he was one of the first American short story writers, and is widely considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre. Contents include: "Edgar Allen Poe, World-Author, by Charles F. Richardson", "Tamerlane", "Dreams", "Spirits of the Dead", "Evening Star", "A Dream Within a Dream", "In Youth have I Known One with whom the Earth", "A Dream", "The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour", and more. Many antiquarian books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing " Poems and Essays on the Poet Art" now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.