Poe and the Printed Word by Kevin J. HayesPoe and the Printed Word by Kevin J. Hayes

Poe and the Printed Word

byKevin J. Hayes

Paperback | April 30, 2009

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In Poe and the Printed Word Kevin Hayes reappraises the work of Edgar Allan Poe in the context of nineteenth-century print culture. Hayes examines how publishing opportunities of the time shaped Poe's development as a writer and explores the different methods of publication he employed as a showcase for his verse, criticism and fiction. Beginning with Poe's early exposure to the printed word, and ending with the ambitious magazine and book projects of his final years, this study is part biography, part literary history and part history of the book.
Title:Poe and the Printed WordFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521109620

ISBN - 13:9780521109628

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The student and the book; 2. Poetry in manuscript and print; 3. Baltimore book culture; 4. Booksellers' banquet; 5. The novel; 6. Poe's library; 7. Cheap books and expensive magazines; 8. The road to Literary America; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"informative and engaging at every turn...a stimulating account of Poe's development as a professional author." Edgar Allan Poe Review