Edgar Allan Poe : a biography /

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by Meltzer, Milton,
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Published by : Twenty-First Century Books, (Brookfield, Conn. :) Physical details: 144 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. Subject(s): Poe, Edgar Allan, --1809-1849. | Authors, American --19th century --Biography. Year : 2003 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Bluefield High School 818.09 Poe Available

Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-138) and index.

Theater in the blood -- A quick and clever boy -- The teenager -- Soldier and poet -- In West Point, and out -- Satire and science fiction -- Editor, novelist, husband -- Hoaxes and horrors -- The first ever detective story -- A popular lecturer -- New York : the rich and the poor -- "The raven" and fame -- Death of the beloved -- The last years -- Chronology of Poe's life.

Examines the troubled life of the nineteenth-century writer whose poetry and short stories broke new ground in American literature.