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Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Publication date November 25, 1997
Pages 804
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780801857300
ISBN-10 0801857309
Dimensions 1.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 2.50 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
Other format details university press
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Based on research of family archives, presents a critical biography of the renowned detective and horror fiction master. (view table of contents)
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Renowned as the creator of the detective story and a master of horror, the author of "The Red Mask of Death," "The Black Cat," and "The Murders of the Rue Morgue," Edgar Allan Poe seems to have derived his success from suffering and to have suffered from his success. "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" have been read as signs of his personal obsessions, and "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Descent into the Maelstrom" as symptoms of his own mental collapse. Biographers have seldom resisted the opportunities to confuse the pathologies in the stories with the events in Poe's life. Against this tide of fancy, guesses, and amateur psychologizing, Arthur Hobson Quinn's biography devotes itself meticulously to facts. 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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from Cooper Square Pub (June 1, 1941)
9780815403135 | details & prices | List price $27.50
About: Renowned as the creator of the detective story and a master of horror, the author of "The Red Mask of Death," "The Black Cat," and "The Murders of the Rue Morgue," Edgar Allan Poe seems to have derived his success from suffering and to have suffered from his success.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780801857300
 
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Reprint edition from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr (November 25, 1997)
9780801857300 | details & prices | 804 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 2.50 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Based on research of family archives, presents a critical biography of the renowned detective and horror fiction master.
Prebinding
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439503072 | details & prices | 804 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 2.00 in. | 2.60 lbs | List price $33.95

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