Edgar Allan Poe
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Born into a poor theatrical family, Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) lived a life of hardship, drink and tragedy, and he died, alone and penniless, at the age of 40 – but not before he had written some of the most famous works in the English language. From this incisive and entertaining biography of the creator of The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Raven, Poe emerges as a genius both driven and undone by his artistic ambitions. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.