Midnight Dreary

Midnight Dreary

The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Book - 1998
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With the publication of three short tales in the 1840s, Poe invented the detective story. Then his own sudden and bizarre death, still unsolved after 150 years, created a real-life mystery as tantalizing as any of his famous stories. Was it epilepsy? Lawless thugs? A diabetic coma? His heart? Alcohol?
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [1998], ©1998
ISBN: 9780813526058
0813526051
Branch Call Number: 921 Poe
Description: xvi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Poe’s death at 40 has attracted interest as well; there are discrepancies about it. Walsh explores these discrepancies and suggests a plausible resolution.


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