The Resource Edgar Allan Poe : the fever called living, Paul Collins

Edgar Allan Poe : the fever called living, Paul Collins

Label
Edgar Allan Poe : the fever called living
Title
Edgar Allan Poe
Title remainder
the fever called living
Statement of responsibility
Paul Collins
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Looming large in the popular imagination as a serious poet and lively drunk who died in penury, Edgar Allan Poe was also the most celebrated and notorious writer of his day. He died broke and alone at the age of forty, but not before he had written some of the greatest works in the English language, from the chilling "The Tell-Tale Heart" to "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"--the first modern detective story--to the iconic poem "The Raven." Poe's life was one of unremitting hardship. His father abandoned the family, and his mother died when he was three. Poe was thrown out of West Point, and married his beloved thirteen-year-old cousin, who died of tuberculosis at twenty-four. He was so poor that he burned furniture to stay warm. He was a scourge to other poets, but more so to himself. In the hands of Paul Collins, one of our liveliest historians, this mysteriously conflicted figure emerges as a genius both driven and undone by his artistic ambitions. Collins illuminates Poe's huge successes and greatest flop (a 143-page prose poem titled Eureka), and even tracks down what may be Poe's first published fiction, long hidden under an enigmatic byline. Clear-eyed and sympathetic, Edgar Allan Poe is a spellbinding story about the man once hailed as "the Shakespeare of America." --
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Collins, Paul
Dewey number
  • 818/.309
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2631
LC item number
.C65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
Label
Edgar Allan Poe : the fever called living, Paul Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The child of fortune -- Manuscript found in a bottle -- The glorious prospect -- The Shakespeare of America -- Nevermore -- Notes -- Selected further reading
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
130 pages
Isbn
9780544261877
Lccn
2013024777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40023934341
System control number
(OCoLC)852957157
Label
Edgar Allan Poe : the fever called living, Paul Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The child of fortune -- Manuscript found in a bottle -- The glorious prospect -- The Shakespeare of America -- Nevermore -- Notes -- Selected further reading
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
130 pages
Isbn
9780544261877
Lccn
2013024777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40023934341
System control number
(OCoLC)852957157

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