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The Resource Mrs. Poe, Lynn Cullen

Mrs. Poe, Lynn Cullen

Label
Mrs. Poe
Title
Mrs. Poe
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Cullen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by literature's most haunting love triangle, award-winning author Lynn Cullen delivers a pitch-perfect rendering of Edgar Allan Poe, his mistress's tantalising confession, and his wife's frightening obsession. 1845: New York City is a sprawling warren of gaslit streets and crowded avenues, bustling with new immigrants and old money, optimism and opportunity, poverty and crime. Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" is all the rage, success greater than anything struggling poet Frances Osgood can imagine. As a mother trying to support two young children after her husband's cruel betrayal, Frances jumps at the chance to meet the illustrious Mr. Poe at a small literary gathering, if only to help her fledgling career. Although not a great fan of Poe's writing, she is nonetheless overwhelmed by his magnetic presence, and the surprising revelation that he admires her work. When Edgar's frail wife Virginia insists on befriending Frances as well, the relationship becomes as dark and twisted as one of Poe's tales. And like those gothic heroines whose fates are forever sealed, Frances begins to fear that deceiving Mrs. Poe may be as impossible as cheating death itself
Summary
Struggling to support her family in mid-19th-century New York, writer Frances Osgood makes an unexpected connection with literary master Edgar Allan Poe and finds her survival complicated by her intense attraction to the writer and the scheming manipulations of his wife
Tone
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10216989
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cullen, Lynn
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Osgood, Frances Sargent Locke
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Authors' spouses
  • Women poets
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Mrs. Poe, Lynn Cullen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051954784
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611739992
Isbn Type
(Library binding)
Lccn
2013037466
System control number
(OCoLC)872941735
Label
Mrs. Poe, Lynn Cullen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051954784
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611739992
Isbn Type
(Library binding)
Lccn
2013037466
System control number
(OCoLC)872941735

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