Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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Februar 2004



This companion volume to Tales of Mystery & Imagination contains Poe's best-known poetry and a selection of his very best stories, including some fine tales from the last decade of his tragically short life. Many of these stories and poems reflect familiar Poe themes of murder, obsession and love, but there are also tales of the fantastic, black comedies, parodies and hoaxes. With an Afterword by David Pinching.


Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809, the son of itinerant actors who left him an orphan in 1811. He became a ward of Richmond merchant John Allan, and from 1815 to 1820 lived with the family in London. Upon his return, Poe received schooling in Richmond before attending the University of Virginia for a year. In 1827, he clashed with Allan and left for Boston, where he joined the army and published a slender volume, "Tamerlane and Other Poems." He later attended the US Military Academy until his dismissal in 1831. The poet moved to Baltimore and began writing for magazines in 1832: three years later he secured a position with the "Southern Literary Messenger" in Richmond and married his cousin, Virginia Clemm. Relocating in New York, Poe endured great hardship, but in 1838 published his only novel, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym." In October 1849, he collapsed in Baltimore and died in hospital.
EAN: 9781904633419
ISBN: 1904633412
Untertitel: 'Macmillan Collector's Library'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Pan Macmillan
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 474 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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