Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe and Ian Hamilton

Hardback Publication Date: 27/10/1999

  $29.95
Best known now as a fiction writer, Edgar Allan Poe's poetic works were popular at the time of writing. Born in 1809, Poe was orphaned in early childhood. He became a journalist after joining the army. He died in 1849, aged 40. This is a collection of his poetry.
ISBN:
9780747546818
9780747546818
Category:
Poetry by individual poets
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
27-10-1999
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
96
Dimensions (mm):
216x110x19mm
Weight:
0.21kg
Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is one of America's greatest and best-loved writers.

Known as the father of the detective story, Poe is perhaps most famous for his short stories particularly his shrewd mysteries and chilling, often grotesque tales of horror he was also an extremely accomplished poet and a tough literary critic.

Poe's life was not far removed from the drama of his fiction. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by a foster family. As a young man, he developed problems with gambling, debts, and alcohol, and was even dismissed from the army.

His love life was marked by tragedy and heartbreak. Despite these difficulties, Poe produced many works now considered essential to the American literary canon.

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