The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume I

The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume I

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...superior to his race "--the more one is inclined to believe that his use of science was not intentionally ignorant or unconsciously false, but that it was another and subtler method of capturing other and subtler intellects to his spells, as he captured many physicians with his "mesmeric revelations," and found "a grave professor of mathematics in a Virginian college" ready to believe the "Moon Hoax " of Locke. The delicious rigmarole, the refined Miinchausenism, of his scientific romances, show an unparalleled fertility of talent in the line of artistic deception, just as "The Murders in the Rue Morgue " was so plausibly written that it deceived the French critics and was looked upon as a true narrative. "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym" was republished in London as an actual voyage of discovery. Hoaxing is thus seen to be an ingrained element of Poe's intellectual make-up, and he has, in our opinion, carried it to a far greater distance and into far more mysterious realms than his students and biographers have hitherto noticed. Poe's places of residence in New York prior to his final removal to Fordham cottage (now the property of the New York Shakspere Society), in 1846, were numerous and varied. A writer in "The Ledger Monthly" for December, 1900, speaks of them as follows: --"Edgar Allan Poe once dwelt with his ailing wife on the upper floor of a small brick house at 195 East Broadway, now replaced by the building of the Educational Alliance, and other neighboring places have piquant associations with this gifted man. Temple Court, in Beekman Street, covers the site of an office of his short-lived 'Broadway Journal '; at the corner of Ann and Nassau streets he...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698224X
  • 9781236982247