A Study In Southern Poetry; For Use In Schools, Colleges And The Library

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byHenry Jerome Stockard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... Edgar Allan Poe 1809--1849 Nothing more can be given here than a condensed statement of some of the main facts regarding the life and works of this, in some respects, most notable American writer. It would require a volume to treat the subject with any measure of completeness. Such volumes have been prepared, that by Professor Woodberry about as impartial and satisfactory as any. The great-grandfather of Edgar, John Poe, was a descendant from one of the officers of Cromwell. He came from Ireland to Pennsylvania about 1745. A son of his, David, was a Revolutionary patriot, and his son of the same name was the father of the poet. This David Poe was educated for the law, but went upon the stage, and in 1845 married an actress, Elizabeth Arnold. While the parents were filling an engagement at the Federal Street Theatre, Boston, Edgar, their second son, was born, January 19, 1809. Being left an orphan at two years of age, he was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Allan, of Richmond; hence Poe's middle name. The Allans took him abroad in 1815 and placed him in school near London. Five years later he was brought back to Richmond and was sent to a private school there. He showed marked precocity in those years. In 1826 he entered the University of Virginia, but was withdrawn in a year and placed in his foster-father's counting-room. Restless in this position, he left Richmond to seek his fortune. Going first to Boston, he put forth his earliest venture, " Tamerlane, and Other Poems," which met with no response. Next he enlisted as Edgar A. Perry in the United States army. Presumably tiring of this service, he made his whereabouts known to Mr. Allan, through whose efforts he was released and appointed to a cadetship in the United States Military Academy. He stood well at Wes...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... Edgar Allan Poe 1809--1849 Nothing more can be given here than a condensed statement of some of the main facts regarding the l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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