In this 1910 volume, Ransome examines the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe, in an attempt to “separate truth from tradition.” Ransome’s careful analysis of Poe’s life, work, and thought processes support his view that Poe’s tales and poetry were merely by-products of his unfinished search for a philosophy of life. An evocative portrait of a pioneering writer.
About the Author
Arthur Ransome (1884–1967) was an English writer and journalist. He became a reporter after the outbreak of World War I, covering the Eastern Front, and reported on Russia both before and after the Revolution. Though he is the author of at least thirty non-fiction books, he is best known for his children’s books, especially his Swallows and Amazons series, which is considered a classic of children’s literature.