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Edgar Allan Poe Biographies (8)

36,304 words, approx. 122 pages
Biography EssayWith a relatively small volume of work, some fifty poems, a short novel, about seventy short stories, and a roughly equivalent volume of essays, Edgar Allan Poe has exerted a substantia... Read more
1,494 words, approx. 5 pages
Unquestionably one of America's major writers, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was far ahead of his time in his vision of a special area of human experience--the "inner world" of dream, hallucination, and... Read more
5,817 words, approx. 20 pages
On Thursday, September 27, 1849, author Edgar Allan Poe left Richmond, Virginia by boat, heading for his home in New York. Poe never reached his destination. After visiting a friend in Baltimore on Se... Read more
34,421 words, approx. 115 pages
With a relatively small volume of work, some fifty poems, a short novel, about seventy short stories, and a roughly equivalent volume of essays, Edgar Allan Poe has exerted a substantial influence o... Read more
8,716 words, approx. 30 pages
Popular but not always respected in his own time, Edgar Poe is significant today not only for the quality of his best work but also for his influence on later writers. His poems were admired, especial... Read more
8,594 words, approx. 29 pages
The story of Edgar Allan Poe's life remains one of the most disputed and slandered in the pages of American biography, despite conscious attempts to revise the story and rehabilitate the life. Decaden... Read more
10,852 words, approx. 37 pages
Edgar Allan Poe 's importance as a short-story writer may be seen in his pioneering contributions to the genre, in his theory of the tale, in the rich variety, meaning, and significance of his stories... Read more
36,222 words, approx. 121 pages
From the perspective of more than a century and a half, the achievements of Edgar Allan Poe as a man of letters are extraordinary. He may be regarded without too much exaggeration as the single most i... Read more