Eureka: A Prose Poem

Eureka: A Prose Poem

0 Ungluers have Faved this Work
In this remarkable prose-poem, master storyteller Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) builds on known scientific truths to propound a universe governed by the immutable laws of attraction and repulsion, i.e., expansion and a return to unity. The irascible, vindicative God of the Old Testament and the Deists' Master Clockmaker are routed by Poe's pantheistic World Spirit who, through the force of expansion, is diffused throughout his creation. Moreover, we human beings are all part of this universal spirit and each of us is his own god. The end result of our being is not eternal torment but a return to the primal unity.

This book is included in Project Gutenberg.

Why read this book? Have your say.

You must be logged in to comment.

Rights Information

Are you the author or publisher of this work? If so, you can claim it as yours by registering as an rights holder.


This work has been downloaded 32 times via ebook links.
  1. 12 - epub (0.1) (PD-US) at Github.
  2. 9 - mobi (0.1) (PD-US) at Github.
  3. 11 - pdf (0.1) (PD-US) at Github.


  • Cosmology
  • GITenberg
  • PS




edition cover


Copy/paste this into your site: