Edgar Allan Poe; The Man: The Master: The Martyr

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byOliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... II THE "LAVANTE" SATIRE The "Virginia Edition" of the Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, in seventeen volumes, was published in 1903. The editor, and author of the Life of the Poet which fills the first volume, is Professor James A. Harrison, of the University of Virginia, where Poe was a student. Volume VII contains the Poems, worthily edited by Charles W. Kent, Ph. D., also a Professor in the University, who contributes the Preface and Introduction. This goodly work supersedes all existing biographies of Poe, and is, as a whole, an ideal monument to the supreme literary genius of his country. The popular notion that he was a poet and maker of short stories, and no more, is a delusion almost as unjust to his deserts as the various detractions of his envious contemporaries of the quill, and their progeny among his later biographers, critics, copyists, and Pharisaical censors, who find Poe's name a handy peg on which to string their market wares. There is an Appendix in Volume VII, which gives nine pieces of verse under the heading, "Poems attributed to Poe.' Among these is the satirical poem of "lavante" which, in 1887, I discovered by chance in the Astor Library of New York, and despite its cheap pamphlet get-up, saw enough in it to satisfy me it was written by Poe. After working every possible clue during two months or more, the result fully confirmed my judgment, and I published the evidence, with a full reprint of the poem, and a cumulative argument which exhausted the available material for and against my position, with absolute fairness. It was published by Benjamin and Bell, in New York, and bore the pseudonym, "Geoffrey Quarles." The press notices, so far as I saw them, were of the usual superficial kind when a book is small and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... II THE "LAVANTE" SATIRE The "Virginia Edition" of the Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, in seventeen volumes,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217466761

ISBN - 13:9780217466769

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