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Edgar Allan Poe and his nineteenth-century American counterparts

Author: John Cullen Gruesser
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Situates Poe within, and reads his texts in relation to, the economic, literary, and racial milieu of the antebellum United States"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe; Edgar Allan Poe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Cullen Gruesser
ISBN: 9781501334528 1501334522
OCLC Number: 1031343220
Description: 173 pages; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Dreams and mystifications of Poe --
Poor Edgar's almanac : E. A. Poe's money woes --
Outside looking in : Poe and New York City --
Eddy P., the scrivener : biography and autobiography in Herman Melville's "Story of wall-street" --
Character rivalry, authorial sleight-of-hand, and generic fluidity in the Dupin trilogy --
Varieties of detection in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet letter, Walt Whitman's Life and adventures of Jack Engle, Herman Melville's Benito Cereno, and Mark Twain's "The stolen white elephant" --
Madness, mystification, and "average racism" in "The gold-bug," E.D.E.N. Southworth's The hidden hand, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the life of a slave girl, and Pauline Hopkins's Hagar's daughter --
Coda. "A crime of dark dye" : misreading Poe's criticism.
Responsibility: John Cullen Gruesser.

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