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EH426 -- Edgar Allan Poe: Subject Headings

This Library Guide directs you to sources for information on the nineteenth-century American author Edgar Allan Poe. The resources presented are selected and representative, not comprehensive, and are intended to provide a sampler of all the information

Page Overview

This page lists the call number ranges for materials by or about Edgar Allan Poe.


Individual Author Call Number Ranges

The call number range for Edgar Allen Poe as an individual author runs from PS2600 through PS2648.  Within that range, subcategories break down as  follows:

Primary Works:

Poetry (Collected works): PS2605 

Poetry (Separate works): PS2606 - PS2611

Fiction (Collected works): PS2612

Fiction (Separate works): PS2613 - PS2618

Secondary Sources:

Criticism of collected and individual works: PS2619 - PS 

Biography and general criticism: PS - PS2648

Criticism of an individual work will be shelved with that work and not in the section for general Poe criticism.

Additional books dealing with Poe may be found in the following classifications.

General criticism of American fiction: PS374

Anthologies of American fiction: PS648

Gothic tales: PR830


Library of Congress Classifications and Subject Headings

For the book call number range for primary and secondary works exclusively by or about Edgar Allan Poe, see the left-hand pane.

For a shelf-browsing, call number approach, use the 2008 edition of the Library of Congress Classification for PR, PS, and PZ, located adjacent to the Library of Congress Subject Headings on the green cabinet beneath Shakespeare's portrait on the library's seventh floor.  It is an extremely detailed listing that can locate books on specific topics more precisely than can the LCSH, which is useful for locating books on broad subject areas. 

The classification for the entire class P of language and literature can be found here: