The haunted palace : a life of Edgar Allan Poe / by Frances Winwar.


1st ed.. New York : Harper, [1959] .

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Subjects Biographie.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Poe, Edgar Allan.
Description viii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1959]
©1959
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-396) and index.
Also issued online.
Summary The author unfolds the psychological story of a man afflicted all his life by his own extreme sensitivity. Yet in his brief tormented life, Poe managed to produce stories, poems and essays of such literary merit as to make him a powerful influence in American and European letters.
Contents Part one -- Actors in young America -- Ancestors -- The orphans -- The years in England -- Vision of Helen -- The family mystery -- Part two -- First love -- Arrival and departure -- Poet in uniform -- Baltimore and "Al Aaraaf" -- Israfel -- "Come rest in the bosom" -- Disinherited -- Part three -- Poe and the artificial paradise -- The marriage -- Sojourn in New York -- The haunted palace -- The grand project -- The warning -- Intimations of insanity -- Imagined treasure and grim poverty -- Part four -- "The bird beat the bug, though, all hollow" -- Poe and some poets -- The lion among the doves -- Three valentines -- "Her high-born kinsman came" -- Ulalume -- Eureka -- Helen of a thousand dreams -- Tributes to the living and the dead -- "Down the valley of the shadow."
Network Numbers (OCoLC)777550
(OCoLC)ocm00777550
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WorldCat Identities Winwar, Frances, 1900-1985.
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