uncontested master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.
Poe's haunting poems and chilling stories established
him as one of the most important men of American
letters. But behind his popularity and artistic
success was a personal life defined by broken hopes
and failures. The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe explores
the bouts of depression and that tormented
the man and gave birth to his dark and brilliant art.
This extraordinary program tells Poe's complete story,
from the death of his parents when he was three, to
his tragic collapse on the street at age 40.
Highlighting his major poems, The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe is an
excellent introduction to his life and work and a prime example of
how biography can be used as a teaching tool to
explore topics in history and literature.
The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe would be useful for
Literature, American History, and
American Culture courses. It is appropriate for middle
school and high school stu…