This mesmerizing chronicle of Poe's short and disorderly life incorporates fresh discoveries about the poet/storyteller's travels, relationships and literary works. Illustrations.
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YA-- A comprehensive but readable biography. Poe is pictured as a man who was obsessed by the early death of his actress mother and as one who filled his writings with themes of lost love, violent murder, and the supernatural. Particularly intriguing are his relations with his contemporaries: his constant denigration of the talents of Longfellow, other literary feuds and frauds, his penchant for reporting on bogus ``news events,'' his quarrels with his editors and backers, and his bouts with alcoholism and despair. A compelling portrait. --Richard Lisker, Fairfax Public Library, VA
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Ehh...how do you make Edgar Allen Poe boring. Buy this book and you'll find out. I keep this on my nightstand for when I need something to help me sleep.Published 14 days ago by JOSHUA DAVID TITUS
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An excellent book. I had the feeling as I read it that the author had a thorough understanding of Poe, and presented him well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by francis lemfield
This books tells you amazing details that not even documentaries can't even tell you. (well if they had it would just take too long!) I just love this book. Must read!Published 3 months ago by j. pezzella
Kenneth Silverman writes some of the most complete, readable biographiesPublished 8 months ago by William
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