Edgar Allan Poe : his life and legacy
|Format:||Print Book 1992|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
This biography of Edgar Allan Poe, a giant of American literature who invented both the horror and detective genres, is a portrait of extremes: a disinherited heir, a brilliant but underpaid author, a temperate man and uncontrollable addict. This book offers a penetrating look at a writer whose life was stranger and more appalling than his most eccentric fiction.
"Poe has found a biographer fully worthy of his strange and erratic genius and his no less strange and erratic life".
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Poe, Edgar Allan,
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York : Toronto : New York :Charles Scribner's Sons ;1992
Collier Macmillan Canada ;
Maxwell Macmillan International,
xii, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -337) and index.