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A view into the tumultuous and creative life of Edgar Allan Poe.
Today the name Edgar Allan Poe invokes a tragic genius whose mastery of horror seems inexorably tied to his tormented life. But in his own time, Poe was above all a craftsman-an editor and reviewer desperately trying to earn a living by transmuting the wild ephemera of early Victorianism into innovations in science fiction, horror, and detective literature. Indeed, the crime thriller would not exist without Poe's sleuth Dupin, the deductive genius of "Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter."
With brilliant scholarship and storytelling verve, Paul Collins delves into Poe's life and his professional world, from his stormy relationship with his rich adoptive father and interest in cryptograms to hits such as "The Raven" and flops like Eureka, his late-career crank literature outing. Edgar Allan Poe is an informative and supremely entertaining account of one of the most singular talents in American letters.
©2014 Paul Collins (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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By richard burr on 01-09-18

Very informative and entertaining

Highly recommend the Audible version. This is a unique and special work by very talented people.

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By Kindle Customer on 01-15-16

TheFever Called Living

interesting observations on a depressed genius who was underappreciated in his own time. The narration was extremely well done.

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By jman jr on 10-15-15

O' Poor Poe!!

Overall an informative and worthwhile audio book.

Woe- Poe in life is a Very tragic story!

I found the narrator to be very satisfactory to my ears and maintained my interest for the duration of the story.
The length was about right and held my interest all the way through.

Glad I made my purchase. :)

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