Poe Land The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: J. W. Ocker
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581576765
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical! Follow the footsteps of the father of American horror fiction. Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity: his life, literature, and legacy are all, well, odd. In Poe-Land, J. W. Ocker explores the physical aspects of Poe’s legacy across the East Coast and beyond, touring Poe’s homes, examining artifacts from his life—locks of his hair, pieces of his coffin, original manuscripts, his boyhood bed—and visiting the many memorials dedicated to him. Along the way, Ocker meets people from a range of backgrounds and professions—actors, museum managers, collectors, historians—who have dedicated some part of their lives to Poe and his legacy. Poe-Land is a unique travelogue of the afterlife of the poet who invented detective fiction, advanced the emerging genre of science fiction, and elevated the horror genre with a mastery over the macabre that is arguably still unrivaled today.

Poe Land

Author: J. W. Ocker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781581572216
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Explores the former houses of Edgar Allen Poe, examining artifacts from his life and exploring the cult of legacy Poe has left in his wake.

Edgar Allan Poe s Baltimore

Author: David F. Gaylin
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467123161
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Edgar Allan Poe wrote his great works while living in several cities on the East Coast of the United States, but Baltimore's claim to him is special. His ancestors settled in the burgeoning town on the Chesapeake during the 18th century, and it was in Baltimore that he found refuge when his foster family in Virginia shut him out. Most importantly, it was here that he was first paid for his literary work. If Baltimore discovered Poe, it also has the inglorious honor of being the place that destroyed him. On October 7, 1849, he died in this city, then known as "Mob Town." Edgar Allan Poe's Baltimore is the first book to explore the poet's life in this port city and in the quaint little house on Amity Street, where he once wrote.

Nevermore

Author: Karen Lange
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426303982
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Examines the life and times of the author and poet who pioneered the psychological horror story and whose work had a huge influence on future generations of writers, poets, artists, and even songwriters.

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544261879
Format: PDF
Download Now
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.

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Jeffrey Meyers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0815410387
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
A biography of the creator of the horror and detective genres in fiction chronicles his life of wealth and poverty, fame and obscurity, his fevered imagination, and his paranoiac despair.

Death and Douglas

Author: J. W. Ocker
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510724621
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Douglas has grown up around the business of death. Generations of his family have run the Mortimer Family Funeral Home. The mortician and gravediggers are all his buddies. And the display room of caskets is an awesome place for hide and seek. It’s business as usual in Douglas’s small New England town. Until one day an incredibly out of the ordinary murder victim is brought to the funeral home. And more startling: others follow. On the cusp of Halloween, a serial killer has arrived. And unsatisfied with the small-town investigation, Douglas enlists his friends to help him solve the mystery. With sumptuous descriptions of a bucolic town and it’s quirky people, fascinating yet middle grade–appropriate insider information about the funeral process, and a crackling mystery with a heart-pounding conclusion—Death and Douglas has something for readers young and old.

The New England Grimpendium

Author: J. W. Ocker
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581578628
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
An insider’s guide to wicked, weird, and wonderful New England. A rich compendium of macabre and historic New England happenings, this travelogue features firsthand accounts of almost 200 sites throughout New England. This region is full of the macabre, the grim, and the ghastly—and all of it is worth visiting, for the traveler who dares! Author J. W. Ocker supplements directions and site information with entertaining personal anecdotes. Topics include: Legends and personalities of the macabre Infamous crimes and killers Dreadful tragedies Horror movie locales Notable cemeteries and gravestones Intriguing memento mori Classic monsters

Poe

Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
ISBN: 0385529457
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Gothic, mysterious, theatrical, fatally flawed, and dazzling, the life of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America’s greatest and most versatile writers, is the ideal subject for Peter Ackroyd. Poe wrote lyrical poetry and macabre psychological melodramas; invented the first fictional detective; and produced pioneering works of science fiction and fantasy. His innovative style, images, and themes had a tremendous impact on European romanticism, symbolism, and surrealism, and continue to influence writers today. In this essential addition to his canon of acclaimed biographies, Peter Ackroyd explores Poe’s literary accomplishments and legacy against the background of his erratic, dramatic, and sometimes sordid life. Ackroyd chronicles Poe’s difficult childhood, his bumpy academic and military careers, and his complex relationships with women, including his marriage to his thirteen-year-old cousin. He describes Poe’s much-written-about problems with gambling and alcohol with sympathy and insight, showing their connections to Poe’s childhood and the trials, as well as the triumphs, of his adult life. Ackroyd’s thoughtful, perceptive examinations of some of Poe’s most famous works shed new light on these classics and on the troubled and brilliant genius who created them.

The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allen Poe

Author: J. Gerald Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190641878
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Edited by leading experts J. Gerald Kennedy and Scott Peeples, this volume presents a sweeping reexamination of Poe's work. Forty-five distinguished scholars address Poe's troubled life and checkered career as a " his poetry and prose, and his reviews, essays, opinions, and marginalia. The chapters provide fresh insights into Poe's lasting impact on subsequent literature, music, art, comics, and film and illuminate his radical conception of theuniverse, science, and the human mind.