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The Poe Shadow - Matthew Pearl
The Poe Shadow
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3.15 100
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781400061037 (1400061032)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 367
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader rated it
“I present to you . . . the truth about this man’s death and my life.”Baltimore, 1849. The body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. The public, the press, and even Poe’s own family and friends accept the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end as a...
riley rated it
3.0 Well done if nothing more
I appreciate the effort that went into this to make it historically accurate. And I appreciate that, instead of writing a work of scholarship, he tried to make it exciting by writing a novel. But I have never felt the kind of enthusiasm for solving a "mystery" as unmysetrious as the death of Poe as ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
0.0 The Poe Shadow
I just couldn't get into this and decided that it was more for a fan than me so brought it back to the library.
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
3.0 The Poe Shadow
I'm not really sure why I liked this book. Must be the subject! The writing didn't impress me at all, nothing was special, nothing I haven't seen before. Even so, it kept me going. The plot was a bit weird, twists and turns that I don't think were supposed to be there, but added just for the fun.. C...
Between The Bookends
Between The Bookends rated it
3.0 The Poe Shadow
I was intrigued by the use of Edgar A Poe's death as a plot for a fictional story and found it to be quite fascinating! There is a lot of detail and plot twists, and a plethora of characters to this novel that sometimes can become tedious and confusing in some parts. The entire story is told through...
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