Synopses & Reviews
Countless school children have recited the opening line of Poe's The Raven: "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary..." But Poe is valued not only for his poetry. He was also a prolific writer of short stories, the creator of two literary forms that readers everywhere enjoy--the detective story and the horror thriller.
Special Features: Index, Chronology, Bibliography, Reading Poe Curriculum Strands: Literature
Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-138) and index.
Table of Contents
Theater in the blood -- A quick and clever boy -- The teenager -- Soldier and poet -- In West Point, and out -- Satire and science fiction -- Editor, novelist, husband -- Hoaxes and horrors -- The first ever detective story -- A popular lecturer -- New York : the rich and the poor -- "The raven" and fame -- Death of the beloved -- The last years -- Chronology of Poe's life.