The Raven - Edgar Allen Poe

The Raven - Edgar Allen Poe

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by Edgar Allan Poe
     
 
"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for the first time on January 29, 1845, in the New York Evening Mirror. Noted for its musicality, stylized language and supernatural atmosphere, it tells of the mysterious visit of a talking raven to a distraught lover, tracing his slow descent into madness.

Overview

"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for the first time on January 29, 1845, in the New York Evening Mirror. Noted for its musicality, stylized language and supernatural atmosphere, it tells of the mysterious visit of a talking raven to a distraught lover, tracing his slow descent into madness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014464819
Publisher:
Vibrant Digital
Publication date:
04/29/2012
Series:
The Poe Collection , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
684,214
File size:
381 KB

Meet the Author

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. He attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money. After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officer's cadet at West Point, Poe parted ways with the Allans. His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian".

Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem, "The Raven", to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. He began planning to produce his own journal, The Penn (later renamed The Stylus), though he died before it could be produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.

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The Raven - Edgar Allen Poe 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rrally detailed and good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great poem worth buying it considering buying the entire collection
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its depressing but REALLY REALLY SO SO SO INCREIBLY GOOD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tried the sample before buying and it's just a picture and the books categories. I would love to fully preveiw before buying. Even though I could never doubt Edgars talent for poetry, I would still like a genuine sample. Xx :)
MajanMalfoy More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love it. Don't listen to haters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heehee