The genius and orphan son of itinerant actors, Poe led a tragic life and suffered greatly?as much at his own hands as those of Fate. Yet tragedy never stopped him from writing: poems, short stories, literary journalism, and even creating a new genre, the detective story?a contribution so great that the most prestigious writing award for crime fiction, given annually by the Mystery Writers of America, bears his name. The Everything Guide to Edgar Allan Poe is a fascinating guide to the tormented genius, with critical insight into: abreak; His difficult childhoodabreak; His 13-year-old brideabreak; The truth about his drug useabreak; The enduring mystery of his death abreak;abreak;Poe led a life as epic as one of his poems. In The Everything Guide to Edgar Allan Poe, you?ll learn all the deepest secrets that haunted this tortured writer, influenced his writing, and ultimately drove him to an early death.The Very Dark Cautionary Tale It was Edgar Allan Poe who moved stories about criminal activities into stories about the detection of crime. In his hands, the detective becomes the hero, and his mental gymnastics and startling deductions areanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Everything Guide to Edgar Allan Poe Book|
|Author||:||Shelley Costa Bloomfield|
|Publisher||:||Everything Books - 2007-09-01|