Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

J. W. Ocker (Author)
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Description

Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity: his life, literature, and legacy are all, well, odd. In Poe-Land, J. W. Ocker explores the physical aspects of Poe's legacy across the East Coast and beyond, touring Poe's homes, examining artifacts from his life--locks of his hair, pieces of his coffin, original manuscripts, his boyhood bed--and visiting the many memorials dedicated to him.

Along the way, Ocker meets people from a range of backgrounds and professions--actors, museum managers, collectors, historians--who have dedicated some part of their lives to Poe and his legacy. Poe-Land is a unique travelogue of the afterlife of the poet who invented detective fiction, advanced the emerging genre of science fiction, and elevated the horror genre with a mastery over the macabre that is arguably still unrivaled today.

Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
Countryman Press
Publish Date
October 06, 2014
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781581572216
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About the Author

J. W. Ocker is the Edgar Award-winning author of Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, A Season with the Witch, and Death and Douglas. His work has appeared in the Guardian, the Boston Globe, CNN, the Atlantic, and elsewhere.