Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy

Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy

by Jeffrey Meyers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815410387

ISBN-13: 9780815410386

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815410386
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
1ST COOPER
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
392,674
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
1. An Inauspicious Birth, 1809-18111
2. Childhood: John Allan and England, 1812-18258
3. The University of Virginia, 182621
4. The Army and West Point, 1827-183132
5. Baltimore: Maria Clemm and Early Stories, 1831-183456
6. Richmond: The Southern Literary Messenger and Marriage,
1835-183670
7. Philadelphia: Button's Magazine, 1837-184092
8. Philadelphia: Graham's Magazine, 1841-1843121
9. A Lion in New York, 1844-1845150
10. New York: The Broadway Journal, 1845169
11. Fordham and Literary Quarrels, 1846-1847190
12. Fordham: Eureka and Hopeless Love, 1848213
13. Drink, Delirium and Death, 1849241
14. Reputation258
15. Influence280
Notes305
Bibliography335
Index338

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