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The Resource Midnight dreary : the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe, John Evangelist Walsh

Midnight dreary : the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe, John Evangelist Walsh

Label
Midnight dreary : the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe
Title
Midnight dreary
Title remainder
the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe
Statement of responsibility
John Evangelist Walsh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the publication of three short tales in the 1840s, Poe invented the detective story. Then his own sudden and bizarre death created a real-life mystery, still unsolved after 150 years, as tantalizing as any of his famous stories. While traveling alone from Richmond, Virginia, to New York City, Poe disappeared for nearly a week. When seen again he was terribly drunk and nearly dead in Baltimore. In the hospital, he couldn't tell where he'd been all that time or who he'd been with. Four days later, after periods of raving delirium, he died. The immediate cause of death given was "congestion of the brain," or "inflammation of the brain," catch-all medical phrases of the day. Midnight Dreary examines the last days of one of America's most admired authors, definitively untangling more than a century of speculation. On its 150th anniversary the greatest Poe mystery of all is finally put to rest
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walsh, John Evangelist
Dewey number
  • 818/.309
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2631
LC item number
.W28 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Sterven
  • Tod
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • American authors
  • American authors
Label
Midnight dreary : the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe, John Evangelist Walsh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Five lost days
  • ch. 6.
  • Sartain interval
  • ch. 7.
  • What Mrs. Smith knew
  • ch. 8.
  • Suddenly a tapping
  • ch. 1.
  • Enter Poe
  • ch. 2.
  • Enter the widow
  • ch. 3.
  • "We regret to learn ..."
  • ch. 4.
  • Witness time
Control code
ocm39045240
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 199 pages
Isbn
9780813526058
Lccn
98024043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39045240
  • (OCoLC)39045240
Label
Midnight dreary : the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe, John Evangelist Walsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Five lost days
  • ch. 6.
  • Sartain interval
  • ch. 7.
  • What Mrs. Smith knew
  • ch. 8.
  • Suddenly a tapping
  • ch. 1.
  • Enter Poe
  • ch. 2.
  • Enter the widow
  • ch. 3.
  • "We regret to learn ..."
  • ch. 4.
  • Witness time
Control code
ocm39045240
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 199 pages
Isbn
9780813526058
Lccn
98024043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39045240
  • (OCoLC)39045240

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