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Man Who Collected Poe, the (1951) [Short Story]
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A man drives out to a secluded house to visit an eccentric acquaintance, Launcelot Canning, the descendant of three generations of men who collected paraphernalia associated with Edgar Allan Poe.

First published in Famous Fantastic Mysteries Volume 12 #6, October 1951.
Reprinted in:

  • Bogey Men, Pyramid Books 1963
  • Night's Yawning Peal, ed. August Derleth, London: Consul 1965
  • Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural, ed. Henry Mazzeo, Doubleday 1968
  • The Man Who Called Himself Poe, ed. Sam Moskowitz Doubleday 1969
  • Demons Within & Other Disturbing Tales, ed. Helen Hoke, Taplinger 1978
  • A Treasury of American Horror Stories, ed. Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg, Bonanza/Crown Books 1985
  • Top Fantasy, ed. Josh Pachter, Dent 1985
  • Final Reckonings: The Complete Stories of Robert Bloch, Volume 3, Underwood-Miller 1987
  • Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Doubleday 1988
  • Eastern Ghosts, ed. Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg, Rutledge Hill Press 1990
  • Haunted America, ed. Marvin Kaye, SFBC 1991
  • Famous Fantastic Mysteries, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert E. Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Gramercy 1991
  • The Mists from Beyond, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg, Penguin/Roc 1993

Original title: The Man Who Collected Poe
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorrorThe occult and Supernatural
FictionHorrorGhosts

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Bogey Men (1963) [Collection]
      Author: Robert Bloch
     Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , H. P. Lovecraft , Arthur Conan Doyle , Henry James , H. G. Wells , August Derleth , William Hope Hodgson , Robert Bloch , Manly Wade Wellman , John Collier , H. Russell Wakefield , Alfred Noyes , Margaret Oliphant , Robert Aickman , Joseph Payne Brennan , E. F. Benson , J. B. Priestley
     Best of Robert Bloch, the (1977) [Collection]
      Author: Robert Bloch
     Top Fantasy (1985) [Anthology]
      Authors: Marion Zimmer Bradley , Ursula K. Le Guin , Ray Bradbury , Anne McCaffrey , Tanith Lee , Thomas M. Disch , Nancy Springer , Barrington J. Bayley , Ramsey Campbell , Robert Bloch , Brian Lumley , Robert Silverberg , Joe L. Hensley , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Connie Willis , Michael Bishop , Karl Edward Wagner , Pamela Sargent , John Lutz , Terry Carr , Horace. L. Gold , Josh Pachter , Michael Avallone
     Complete Stories of Robert Bloch, Volume 1, the: Final Reckonings (1987) [Collection]
      Author: Robert Bloch
     Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ruth Rendell , Stephen King , Agatha Christie , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Arthur Conan Doyle , Frederick Forsyth , Dorothy L. Sayers , Mark Twain , Lawrence Block , Dick Francis , Donald E. Westlake , Robert Bloch , Sue Grafton , Ross MacDonald , John D. MacDonald , Bill Pronzini , G. K. Chesterton , Eric Ambler , Linda Barnes , Antonia Fraser , Rex Stout , Edward D. Hoch , John Dickson Carr , Reginald Hill , Robert Barnard , Patricia Moyes , Simon Brett , Michael Gilbert , P.D. James , Stanley Ellin , Julian Symons , Ellery Queen , Erle Stanley Gardner , Cornell Woolrich , Ursula Curtiss , Charlotte Armstrong , Nedra Tyre , Lillian de la Torre
     Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) [Anthology]
      Authors: L. Frank Baum , Edgar Allan Poe , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ambrose Bierce , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry James , Mark Twain , Edith Wharton , Willa Cather , Barry N. Malzberg , Algernon Blackwood , August Derleth , William F. Nolan , Robert E. Howard , Fritz Leiber , Henry Kuttner , Frank Belknap Long , Robert Bloch , Richard Matheson , Bernhardt J. Hurwood , Henry Slesar , Darrell Schweitzer , Manly Wade Wellman , Washington Irving , Donald A. Wollheim , Edward D. Hoch , Anthony Boucher , James Thurber , Ogden Nash , Carole Buggé , Marvin Kaye , Edward Lucas White , Don Marquis , Mary E. Wilkins Freeman , Jessica Amanda Salmonson , Carl Jacobi , Mary Elizabeth Counselman , Frances Garfield , Bertha Runkle , Arnold M. Anderson , Helen Eustis , C.H. Sherman , Henderson Starke , Mark Schorer , Larry Siegel
     Eastern Ghosts (1990) [Anthology]
      Authors: Isaac Asimov , Robert Bloch , Mary Higgins Clark , Edward D. Hoch , Nancy Varian Berberick , Henry T. Parry , Mario Martin, Jr. , G. J. A. O'Toole , Burton Kline , Paul Gallico , Helen R. Hull , Seabury Quinn

Notes:

  • After reading "The Man Who Collected Poe," Poe scholar Dr. Thomas Ollive Mabbott asked Bloch to complete Poe's unfinished story, "The Light-House." Bloch agreed and the completed story was published in the collection Pleasant Dreams--Nightmares.

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