Shelves: edgar-allan-poe Edgar Allan Poe finally got the biographer he deserved in almost a century after his death when Arthur Hobson Quinn of the University of Pennsylvania published this masterpiece of literary biography. In densely packed pages, Quinn clears away the accumulated mass of falsehood, distortion, and misinformation that had gathered around Poe. In the process, he presents the reader, as no writer had done before and few have approached since, with the true life and personality of a great Edgar Allan Poe finally got the biographer he deserved in — almost a century after his death — when Arthur Hobson Quinn of the University of Pennsylvania published this masterpiece of literary biography. In the process, he presents the reader, as no writer had done before and few have approached since, with the true life and personality of a great American author. In one of the most unfortunate decisions ever made by a major American writer, Poe chose a long-time enemy, one Rufus Griswold, to serve as his literary executor. Yet today, the Poe-as-villain image fostered by Griswold still endures.
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Web Resources Biography J. Gerald Kennedy, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, These informative essays by leading Poe scholars place Poe and his works in the context of his time. Chicago: John Winston and Co. This page two-volume work contains several inaccuracies but has many excellent illustrations.
New York. Cooper Square Publishers, ; rpt. Baltimore, John Hopkins University Press, Poe: Mournful and Never-Ending Remembrance. New York, Harper Collins, Dwight Thomas and David K. New York: G. Hall and Co. Simon and Schuster Macmillan. New York: Library of America, Thomas O. Mabbott, ed. Volume 1. Cambridge, Belknap Press, Each poem is introduced with excellent documentation about possible inspirations, its publishing history, and the changes Poe made to it over time.
New York: Gordian Press, Inc. Almost every known letter written by Edgar Allan Poe is compiled with great background information about each. New York: Doubleday, Each tale contains extensive annotations including definitions of words and explanations of certain allusions. Burton R.
Pollin, ed. Boston: Twayne. Michael J. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, Thomas Inge, The Incredible Mr. Poe: Edgar Allan Poe in the Comics, Richmond: Poe Museum, A Comprehensive Catalogue of Illustrations.
Greenwood Press, Poe Creator of Words. Bronxville, NY: Rev. Nicholas T. Smith, This book lists and defines over 1, words first used by Edgar Allan Poe. Web Resources.
Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography (1941), title page and table of contents
Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography
Poe Museum Research Opportunities