The Purloined Letter
by Edgar Allan Poe
The Purloined Letter Resources
The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore is a spectacular collection of Poe's writings, including lots of tasty biographical nuggets.
You can't go wrong with the fabulous Webby Award-winning site Knowing Poe.
The Edgar Allan Poe Collection of Susan Jaffe Tane, hosted by Cornell University, includes lots of awesome images—including the cover page of a guide to shells that Poe wrote for $50. Oh, the things we do for money.
This museum looks awesome. Seriously, if you're reading this from Richmond, Virginia, you should go check it out right now.
Poe probably crammed every word of the English language, plus quite a few from other languages, into his body of work. If you get stumped on a word or phrase, this is a good place to go for help. (Plus, it might kick your SAT score up a notch.)
Okay, so Poe National Park isn't a park so much as a city square, but it's still pretty cool. And possibly haunted.
Movie or TV Productions
There aren't too many adaptations of "The Purloined Letter," but they tried in 1952.
Nickelodeon's Wishbone: Bringing you classic literature from 1995 to 1998.
Check out this nifty hand-out one that smart professor offers students of "The Purloined Letter."
Don't be sad. It's been about a hundred and fifty years.
…and worlds collide awesomely. From 1979-80.
Where the magic happened: a cool glimpse inside of Poe's house.
Silly, but cute dramatization of Dupin's story about the champion eight-year-old.
But downloading and listening to the free recording of "The Purloined Letter" is easy. (Just kidding, folks! We love reading!)
If you use these stamps, your letters will definitely get purloined.
An image of Dupin purloining the letter from D—.
You know you want one.