Edgar Allan Poe : his life and legacy

by Meyers, Jeffrey.

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction 92 POE
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  92 POE
 
 
Summary
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.
Additional Information
Subjects Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Cooper Square Press,2000
Edition 1st Cooper Square Press ed.
Language English
Notes "An unabridged republication of the edition published in New York in 1992"--T.p. verso.
Description xii, 348 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-337) and index.
ISBN 0815410387 (alk. paper)
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