Who Was Edgar Allan Poe?

by Jim Gigliotti

Other authorsNancy Harrison (Illustrator), Tim Foley (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2015

Status

Available

Local notes

921 POE

Collection

Publication

Grosset & Dunlap (2015), Edition: Dgs, 105 pages

Description

Filled with broken hearts and black ravens, Edgar Allan Poe's ghastly tales have delighted readers for centuries. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe was orphaned at age two. He was soon adopted by a Virginia family who worked as tombstone merchants. In 1827 he enlisted in the Army and subsequently failed out of West Point. His first published story, The Raven, was a huge success, but his joy was overshadowed by the death of his wife. Poe devoted his life to writing and his tragic life often inspired his work. He is considered to be the inventor of detective fiction and the father of American mystery writers. His work continues to influence popular culture through films, music, literature, and television.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

105 p.; 5.31 inches

ISBN

0448483114 / 9780448483115

Barcode

5439

Lexile

870L

Pages

105

Rating

(4 ratings; 4.5)
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