Edgar Allan Poe : Selected Poems
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Orphaned by the age of two, he was brought up by foster-parents. Following his expulsion from both the University of Virginia and West Point, he led a precarious existence as an editor, critic and writer. In 1844 his poem 'The Raven' caused a sensation, but after his wife's death in 1847 he drank heavily and died mysteriously in Baltimore.
- Hardback | 128 pages
- 118 x 172 x 18mm | 199.58g
- 28 Mar 2003
- Orion Publishing Co
- Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- Hardback Edition
About Edgar Allan Poe
Born Boston, Mass, 1809, d.1849. Deserted by his father, and his mother died when he was two. Raised by John Allan, a merchant, and his wife Frances. Published his first work, Tamerlaine and Other Poems, in 1827; The Raven and Other Poems was a Great success in 1845. His many stories are collected in Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Died of drink in Baltimore.