“It’s an older biography, but it’s the best. Most recent biographies overemphasize the gothic elements in Poe’s life, making him out to be a version of his obsessive characters. That’s an injustice. Poe certainly could be melancholic, and he had a terrible problem with drinking. But he was also a very canny, extremely hardworking writer…Quinn details Poe’s professional and personal life in a way that makes him real.” Read more...
The Best Edgar Allan Poe Books