Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Arthur Hobson Quinn
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801857300
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Renowned as the creator of the detective story and a master of horror, the author of "The Red Mask of Death," "The Black Cat," and "The Murders of the Rue Morgue," Edgar Allan Poe seems to have derived his success from suffering and to have suffered from his success. "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" have been read as signs of his personal obsessions, and "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Descent into the Maelstrom" as symptoms of his own mental collapse. Biographers have seldom resisted the opportunities to confuse the pathologies in the stories with the events in Poe's life. Against this tide of fancy, guesses, and amateur psychologizing, Arthur Hobson Quinn's biography devotes itself meticulously to facts. Based on exhaustive research in the Poe family archive, Quinn extracts the life from the legend, and describes how they both were distorted by prior biographies. "

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Jeffrey Meyers
Publisher: Cooper Square Press
ISBN: 1461660955
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This biography of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), a giant of American literature who invented both the horror and detective genres, is a portrait of extremes: a disinherited heir, a brilliant but exploited author and editor, a man who veered radically from temperance to rampant debauchery, and an agnostic who sought a return to religion at the end of his life. Acclaimed biographer Jeffrey Meyers explores the writer's turbulent life and career, including his marriage and multiple, simultaneous romances, his literary feuds, and his death at an early age under bizarre and troubling circumstances.

The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101042496
Format: PDF
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From the author of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”. . . Although best known for his short stories, Edgar Allan Poe was by nature and choice a poet. This edition of his complete poetry illustrates the transcendent world of unity and ultimate beauty he created in his verse. From his exquisite lyric “To Helen” to his immortal masterpieces “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells,” and “The Raven,” Poe stands beside the celebrated English Romantic poets Shelley, Byron, and Keats, and his haunting, sensuous poetic vision profoundly influenced the Victorian giants Swinburne, Tennyson, and Rossetti. Today his dark side speaks eloquently to contemporary readers in his poems, such as “The Haunted Palace” and “The Conqueror Worm,” with their powerful images of madness and the macabre. But even at the end of his life, Poe reached out to his art for comfort and courage, giving us in “Eldorado” a talisman to hold during our darkest moments—a timeless gift from an American writer. With an Introduction by Jay Parini and an Afterword by April Bernard From the Paperback edition.

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544261879
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Describes the personal and professional life of the master of the horror genre behind “The Raven,” including a discussion of his rocky relationship with his wealthy adoptive father and his time spent working as an editor and reviewer. 15,000 first printing.

Selected Works

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783861841678
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Welcome to the world of miniature books! Experience the true meaning of a miniature book. It is not just about the size! These books will impress you with their readability and perfect quality right down to the last detail. Features: Unabridged original text; Complete new typesetting for an optimum of readability; Hardcover books with slipcases; Standard & Limited Edition gilt-edged editions available.

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Ian M. Walker
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415159296
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This set comprises 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

Edgar Allan Poe Analyzes Handwriting A Chapter on Autography

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615182631
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Edgar Allan Poe's classic work of graphology, which includes as much literary criticism as it does handwriting analysis, and also serves as an overview of the major literary figures of his time - some still well-known, many forgotten. This edition includes an introduction and a Biographical Dictionary of Poe's Subjects.

Who Was Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Jim Gigliotti
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0448483114
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Filled with broken hearts and black ravens, Edgar Allan Poe's ghastly tales have delighted readers for centuries. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe was orphaned at age two. He was soon adopted by a Virginia family who worked as tombstone merchants. In 1827 he enlisted in the Army and subsequently failed out of West Point. His first published story, The Raven, was a huge success, but his joy was overshadowed by the death of his wife. Poe devoted his life to writing and his tragic life often inspired his work. He is considered to be the inventor of detective fiction and the father of American mystery writers. His work continues to influence popular culture through films, music, literature, and television.

Edgar Allan Poe The Ultimate Collection

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365611221
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Edgar Allan Poe: The Ultimate Collection includes every major work written by the master of the macabre, including The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Purloined Letter, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven and many more.