Kingdom By The Sea: Edgar Allan Poe's Charleston Tales

Kingdom By The Sea Edgar Allan Poe s Charleston Tales In Pvt Edgar Perry arrived at Ft Moultrie on Sullivan s Island near Charleston and served for months The haunted turbulent atmosphere of the South Carolina Lowcountry was a perfect environmen

  • Title: Kingdom By The Sea: Edgar Allan Poe's Charleston Tales
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe Mark R. Jones
  • ISBN: 9780615886664
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1827 Pvt Edgar Perry arrived at Ft Moultrie on Sullivan s Island near Charleston and served for 14 months The haunted, turbulent atmosphere of the South Carolina Lowcountry was a perfect environment to feed Pvt Perry s poetic despair and dark sensitivity Twenty years later he was internationally known as Edgar Allan Poe His tortured literary genius is perfectly reIn 1827 Pvt Edgar Perry arrived at Ft Moultrie on Sullivan s Island near Charleston and served for 14 months The haunted, turbulent atmosphere of the South Carolina Lowcountry was a perfect environment to feed Pvt Perry s poetic despair and dark sensitivity Twenty years later he was internationally known as Edgar Allan Poe His tortured literary genius is perfectly reflected in these four Charleston based tales from the Master of Melancholy.

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  • Edgar Allan Poe Mark R. Jones

    The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.For information, please see enpedia wiki Edgar_al

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  • If it wasn't for the First Reads program I would not be able to tell you about this awesome book, that out of the way. We open with a timeline of Poe’s life which is followed by a brief history of the city, which ties back to the man himself. As he once served in the military, being stationed at Fort Moultrie near Charleston, the surrounding area seemed to greatly influence these works. As we are treated to a short introduction at the beginning of each story, first up being “The Gold Bug”. [...]


  • I was fortunate enough to receive a signed copy of Mark Jones' Kingdom by the Sea through First Reads. I enjoyed this book on several levels. First, I'll have to admit to not having read Poe since middle school, which in my case was quite a while ago. It was great fun to become reacquainted with The Gold Bug and The Oblong Box and to discover The Balloon Hoax which I had somehow missed. The collection was concluded by the poem Annabel Lee, which I must have re-read at least six times. Mr. Jones [...]


  • I got this book as a first-reads giveaway. I liked the idea of putting together the books Poe wrote in/about Charleston. It also introduced me to some new stories that I hadn't read before. I appreciated the short introductions before the stories giving a little background to Poe's life when he was writing the stories.



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