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Edgar Allan Poe A Critical Biography

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ISBN-10: 0801857309

ISBN-13: 9780801857300

Edition: 1998

Authors: Arthur Hobson Quinn, Shawn James Rosenheim

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Renowned as the creator of the detective story and a master of horror, the author of "The Red Mask of Death," "The Black Cat," and "The Murders of the Rue Morgue," Edgar Allan Poe seems to have derived his success from suffering and to have suffered from his success. "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" have been read as signs of his personal obsessions, and "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Descent into the Maelstrom" as symptoms of his own mental collapse. Biographers have seldom resisted the opportunities to confuse the pathologies in the stories with the events in Poe's life. Against this tide of fancy, guesses, and amateur psychologizing, Arthur Hobson Quinn's biography…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/26/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 7.56" wide x 9.02" long x 2.03" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Shawn Rosenheim is associate professor of English and American Studies at Williams College.