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A dream within a dream : the life of Edgar Allan Poe, Nigel Barnes

Label
A dream within a dream : the life of Edgar Allan Poe
Title
A dream within a dream
Title remainder
the life of Edgar Allan Poe
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Barnes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The mystery fiction of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) has always been a force to be reckoned with, and his influence still casts a long shadow on the literary imagination. Charles Baudelaire's legendary enthusiasm for Poe filled him with a desire to become his h̀eir in all things', and his definitive translations brought the American writer fame and critical acclaim in France long before he was taken seriously in English-speaking countries. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was to state, Èach of Poe's stories is a root from which a whole literature has developed ... Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?' And H.G. Wells and Jules Verne each have tipped their hats in his direction
  • He produced some seventy bizarre short tales and around the same number of poems, as well as a lesser-known novel and an uncompleted play, but Poe was best known in his day as a trenchant and often irascible critic, a sort of guerrilla presence on the American cultural landscape, whose writings sparked literary wars that kept him on the run from professional skirmishes, poverty and slander. Accounts of his turbulent personal life and career, his mysterious death and posthumous literary reputation have been perpetually animated and coloured by the same dark, uncanny and undeniably magnetic forces that riddle his intriguing, frequently morbid and sometimes sacrilegious works of fiction and non-fiction
  • Poe's life-long correspondence with friends and family, detractors and critics has been collected and published previously in a two-volume academic edition. But Nigel Barnes's immensely readable new biography is the first to incorporate a generous selection of the letters in such a way that they illuminate the New England author's story and help shine a light into the shadowy corners of his life that have hitherto been shrouded in mystery and legend
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A dream within a dream : the life of Edgar Allan Poe, Nigel Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 42
  • 4
  • Descent into the Maelstrom
  • 69
  • 5
  • Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.
  • 85
  • 6
  • Ỳou Speak of Enemies'
  • 109
  • 1
  • 7
  • In Search of Eldorado
  • 124
  • 8
  • Ỳou must get Afloat by Yourself, Poe'
  • 133
  • 9
  • Valley of Unrest
  • 144
  • 10
  • Fever called L̀iving'
  • Once upon a Midnight Dreary
  • 160
  • 11
  • Àt Least the Prospects are Good'
  • 177
  • 12
  • Man that was Used Up
  • 203
  • 13
  • Eureka
  • 13
  • 218
  • 14
  • Ẁhose Heart-Strings are a Lute'
  • 232
  • 15
  • A dream within a Dream
  • 248
  • 16
  • M̀y Dear Griswold...'
  • 266
  • 2
  • Yours Affectionately
  • 24
  • 3
  • I am at present a Soldier
Control code
2ocm48981600
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
348 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates:
Isbn
9780720613223
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;
Label
A dream within a dream : the life of Edgar Allan Poe, Nigel Barnes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 42
  • 4
  • Descent into the Maelstrom
  • 69
  • 5
  • Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.
  • 85
  • 6
  • Ỳou Speak of Enemies'
  • 109
  • 1
  • 7
  • In Search of Eldorado
  • 124
  • 8
  • Ỳou must get Afloat by Yourself, Poe'
  • 133
  • 9
  • Valley of Unrest
  • 144
  • 10
  • Fever called L̀iving'
  • Once upon a Midnight Dreary
  • 160
  • 11
  • Àt Least the Prospects are Good'
  • 177
  • 12
  • Man that was Used Up
  • 203
  • 13
  • Eureka
  • 13
  • 218
  • 14
  • Ẁhose Heart-Strings are a Lute'
  • 232
  • 15
  • A dream within a Dream
  • 248
  • 16
  • M̀y Dear Griswold...'
  • 266
  • 2
  • Yours Affectionately
  • 24
  • 3
  • I am at present a Soldier
Control code
2ocm48981600
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
348 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates:
Isbn
9780720613223
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;

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