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The Poe shadow : a novel

Author: Matthew Pearl
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edgar Allan Poe is dead. A wealthy admirer of Poe named Quentin Hobson Clark observes the circumstances of Poe's bizarre death, and resolves that he will find the one person in the world capable of unravelling such an impenetrable mystery: the 'real' Dupin - the man who was the model for Poe's fictional detective, C. Auguste Dupin.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Fiction
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Pearl
ISBN: 0099478226 9780099478225
OCLC Number: 71346713
Notes: Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2006.
Description: 372 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Matthew Pearl.

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The body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. The conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who died a drunkard is accepted by all. But none of this deters Quentin Clark, an  Read more...

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"An imaginative, clever and satisfying literary detective story, bristling with the sights, smells and sounds of 19th century Baltimore - a real treat for Poe fans" -- Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth Read more...

 
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