Saturday, January 19, 2008

Born in Boston, January 19, 1809: Edgar Allan Poe
Died in Baltimore, October 7, 1849

The sites above deal with the facts, the books below are fiction

The Man Who Was Poe
In Providence, R.I., in 1848, Edgar Allan Poe reluctantly investigates the problem of 11 year old Edmund, whose family has mysteriously disappeared and whose story suggests a new Poe tale with a ghastly final twist.

Jonathon Scott Fuqua
In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe
Graphic novel of a "lost diary of Poe".

Linda Fairstein
Modern day lawyer Alex Cooper has a case which mirrors The Cask of Amontillado, a Poe tale.

Harold Schechter
The Hum Bug
The Tell-Tale Corpse
Poe investigates horrible murders in 19th century New York City, historical fiction.

Louis Bayard
The Pale Blue Eye
Historical novel set in 1830 which fictionalizes Poe's short time at West Point as a cadet.

Matthew Pearl
The Poe Shadow
A young lawyer in 1849 investigates Poe's mysterious death.

Don't forget to visit the Grand Opening of Martha Riley Community Library at 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd on Sunday, January 27 from 12-5pm.

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