Poe-Land : The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe
by J. W. Ocker


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781581572216
  • ISBN-10: 1581572212
  • Publisher: Countryman Press
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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Books > Travel > Essays & Travelogues
Books > Travel > Special Interest - Literary
Books > Travel > United States - Northeast - Middle Atlantic (General)

 
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