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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 : EnglishView all editions and formats

Based on exhaustive research in the Poe family archive, Quinn extracts the life from the legend, and describes how they both were distorted by prior biographies. "


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Hobson Quinn
ISBN: 0801857309 9780801857300
OCLC Number: 779895697
Notes: Previously published: New York : Cooper Square, 1969.
Description: xxiv, 804 pages : illustrations
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.


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