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Edgar Allan Poe : a critical biography

Author: Arthur Hobson Quinn
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Johns Hopkins paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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Based on research of family archives, presents a critical biography of the renowned detective and horror fiction master.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Hobson Quinn
ISBN: 0801857309 9780801857300
OCLC Number: 37300554
Notes: Previously published: New York : Cooper Square, 1969.
Description: xxiv, 804 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The heritage --
Richmond : the early years --
The school days in England --
Richmond again, 1820-1826 --
The University of Virginia --
"Tamerlane" and the army --
Hope deferred : "Al aaraaf" --
West Point and the "poems" of 1831 --
Baltimore : the early fiction --
The editor of the "Messenger" --
Philadelphia : the "Tales of the grotesque and arabesque" --
At the summit : the editor of "Graham's magazine" --
Following the illusion --
New York : "The raven" and other matters --
The "Broadway journal" and the "poems" of 1845 --
Widening horizons : friends and enemies --
"Eureka" --
To Helen and for Annie --
Richmond : the last appeal --
The recoil of fate.
Responsibility: by Arthur Hobson Quinn ; with a new foreword by Shawn Rosenheim.
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