Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences was written in the year 1843 by Edgar Allan Poe. This book is one of the most popular novels of Edgar Allan Poe, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This is one of Poe's explanatory tales about how to be crook. He gives lots of examples for those who want to learn the art. Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences is a very fascinating piece by Edgar Allan Poe. The use of the jocular term ''diddling'' makes it clear from the title that it will be a facetious read, intended to amuse.