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Description - Poe by Peter Ackroyd

Edgar Allan Poe served as a soldier and began his literary career composing verses modelled on Byron; soon he was trying out his 'prose-tales' - often horror melodramas such as The Fall of the House of Usher. As editor of the Literary Messenger he was influential among critics and writers of the American South. His versatile writings - including for example The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Raven - continue to resonate down the centuries. eter Ackroyd's biography of Poe opens with his end, his final days --- no one knows what happened between the time when friends saw him off on the steam-boat to Baltimore and his discovery six days later dying in a tavern. This mystery sets the scene for a short life packed with drama and tragedy (drink and poverty) combined with extraordinary brilliance. Tennyson described him as 'the most original genius that America has produced'. oe has been claimed as the forerunner of modern fantasy, and credited with the invention of psychological dramas (long before Freud), science fiction (before H.G. Wells and Jules Verne) and the detective story (before Arthur Conan Doyle). He influenced European romanticism and was the harbinger of both Symboli

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780701169886
ISBN-10: 0701169885
Format: Hardback
(225mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd has written biographies of Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Dickens, Blake, Thomas More and Shakespeare, as well as short lives of Chaucer, Turner and Newton. A bestselling biographer, historian, novelist and broadcaster, he holds a CBE for services to literature. He was born and brought up in London, where he still lives. Chatto and Vintage are the publishers of his bestselling London- The Biography and Thames- Sacred River. His future books will be Venice and The English Ghost, as well as new volumes about London, to be published in hardback by Chatto and in paperback by Vintage.

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