eBook Edgar Allan Poe in Context, 1st Edition

  • Kevin J. Hayes
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  • ISBN-10: 1139856715
  • ISBN-13: 9781139856713
  • DDC: 818.309
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 427 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Edgar Allan Poe mastered a variety of literary forms over the course of his brief and turbulent career. Provides a broad summary of Poe's writing, situating his work within a variety of contemporary and historical contexts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Edgar Allan Poe in Context.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Illustrations.
Notes on Contributors.
Preface.
1: Geographical Contexts.
2: Great Britain.
3: The South.
4: The American West.
5: The Sea.
6: France.
7: The Near East.
8: The Polar Regions.
9: Social Contexts.
10: The Urban Environment.
11: Curiosity.
12: Alcohol, Addiction, and Rehabilitation.
13: Fashion, Furnishings, and Style.
14: The American Stage.
15: Lions and Bluestockings.
16: Slavery and Abolitionism.
17: The Cult of Mourning.
18: The Contexts of Publishing.
19: The Literary Profession.
20: Magazines.
21: Gift Books.
22: Literary Piracy.
23: The Art of Reviewing.
24: The Politics of Publishing.
25: Literary Contexts.
26: Ancient Classics.
27: Rabelais and Lesage.
28: The Gothic Movement.
29: Byron.
30: Folk Narrative.
31: Transcendentalism.
32: Charles Dickens.
33: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Art of the Tale.
34: Scientific and Pseudoscientific Contexts.
35: Phrenology.
36: Photography.
37: Mesmerism.
38: Architecture.
39: The Heritage of Fiction Science.
40: Cosmology and Cosmogony.
41: Forensic Science.
42: Technology.
Further Reading.
Index.