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A Quiet Madness
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John Isaac Jones's biographical novel of Edgar Allan Poe brings the turbulent life of America's greatest poet to life in vivid, captivating detail.His time - 1820-40s America; Lewis and Clark had returned from their great adventure; the Monroe Doctrine, the War of 1812; the turbulent Andrew Jackson presidency; the train, the steamship and the graphite pencil were being improved; the Mexican American War, the trail of trail of tears, the California gold rush. His loves - his frail, but devoted step-mother who tried to protect him against his cruel foster father; Jane Stanard, his step-mother's best friend she initiated first in poetry, then into manhood; the mysterious Lenore whose death inspired The Raven; Virginia Clemm, his first cousin and the great love of his life, whom he scandalously married one day after her 13th birthday.His name - Edgar Allan Poe, poet and short story writer who penned The Raven and Annabel Lee; single-handedly created the Detective Mystery genre and wrote some of the greatest horror stories in all literature including The Fall of The House of Usher, The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Pit and The Pendulum. Poe now lives once again in the tempestuous, powerful pages of John Isaac Jones' towering triumph. A masterpiece in its own right, this biographical novel offers a compelling portrait of one of the greatest men of letters the world has ever known.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)818.309 — Literature English (North America) Authors, American and American miscellany Middle 19th Century 1830-61
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