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Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia
VE Publishing Group
Edgar Allan Poe und König Ludwig II:
Anatomie einer Geistesfreundschaft
Edgar Allan Poe und König Ludwig II: Anatomie
Do you know that the world-famous King Ludwig II. of Bavaria
(the crazy king) who built the castle of Neuschwanstein was one
of Poe´s biggest fans? He wanted to give up his throne in
exchange for a meeting with Poe. The king´s artistic imagination
was strongly influenced by Poe´s ideas. These are througly
covered in the book by Alfons Schweiggert.
March 30, 2008
The Journal of Julius Rodman
Press presents the first mainstream edition of 'The Journal
of Julius Rodman' by Edgar Allan Poe published in its beautiful
signature classic format, illustrated with photographs by Edward
About the book:
'The Journal of Julius Rodman' is a fictionalised account of the
first travels across the Western Wilderness, over the barrier of
the Rocky Mountains. This extraordinary journal details events
of the most surprising nature, and recounts "the unparalleled
vicissitudes and adventures experienced by a handful of men in a
country which, until then, had never been explored by 'civilised
man'." The first six installments of this novel were published in
the Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine in 1839-40, when the author
was a contributing editor of the journal. When Poe left his job
in June 1840, he refused to continue the novel. Extracts of
Poe’s work infamously appeared in 1839 Congress papers citing
his account of the first passage across the Rockies by
‘civilised man’ as authentic. Proving to be one of Poe’s more
elaborate hoaxes, this reaction illuminates the extent to which
his literary realism and acute attention to detail strikes a
convincing background to the hero’s travels.
In 1849, in an
eerie Baltimore hospital, a man lies dying...or does he? The man
is Edgar Allan Poe, who fakes his own death in order to escape
the Irish Mob. Meanwhile, the English novelist Charles Dickens
finds that his reading tour of America isn't as warmly received
as he'd hoped. Soon he finds himself sharing disreputable
quarters -- and swapping story ideas -- with none other than
Edgar Allan Poe.
From the author of the acclaimed historical thriller White Stone
Day comes another brilliantly inventive tale in which crime and
literature intersect in surprising ways.
JOHN MACLACHLAN GRAY
is a writer, composer, and playwright whose work has received
the Governor General's Medal and the Los Angeles Critics Circle
Award. He lives in Vancouver.
John MacLachlan Gray’s
stage musicals include Billy Bishop Goes to War
(Governor-General’s Medal; produced on Broadway); Rock and
Roll (made into a feature-length video entitled The King
of Friday Night, 4 international awards), 18 Wheels;
Don Messer's Jubilee; Health; Amelia, and The Tree, The
Tower, The Flood.
(Beale) Treasure At Red Knee
by Kenneth Andrew Bauman
"In National (Beale) Treasure…At Red Knee, Kenneth Andrew
Bauman leads his readers on a “history highway,” leading to a
suspected national treasure hidden originally by Captain John
MacPherson and Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“Literary steganography,” or secret writing, is introduced
involved research project that identifies a hidden Edgar Allan
Poe missive and solution to two mysteries: the Beale Papers
treasure location (not in the Virginia hills) and the suggestion
that Francis Bacon authored the sonnets attributed to
Shakespeare, as they contain hidden “literary steganography”
Kenneth Andrew Bauman’s National (Beale) Treasure…At Red Knee
contains exhaustive research on the complexity of cryptograms /
steganograms and reveals explosive historical national secrets
that, deemed credible, will turn history around. The poetry
contained in National (Beale) Treasure…At Red Knee will soothe
"National (Beale) Treasure....At Red Knee" solves the
Beale Papers mystery which was a suspected production by E.A.
Poe. The book also identifies an American National Treasure and
who might have had a hand in Poe's murder.
"Leaves of Lavendered Lily" is another book by the same
author about secret writing in "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan
Both books can be ordered (when available) by
www.rosedogbookstore.com or by calling 1-800-834-1803.
A Prophet's Burden : The Raven
by Ryan Tilley
"A Prophet's Burden: The Raven Returns" is a 211 page
paperback which features a prequel and a sequel to "The Raven,"
a 1000 line poem, humorous poems, and children's poems. Most of
the work is written in rhyme; some in double rhyme (multiple
syllables simultaneously rhyming). If you are a Poe fan, like
satire, or love rhyme, then this is the book for you! Now
Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
The Pale Blue Eye
by Louis Bayard
From the critically acclaimed author of Mr. Timothy
comes an ingenious tale of murder and revenge, featuring a
retired New York City detective and a young cadet named Edgar
At West Point Academy in 1830, the calm of an October evening is
shattered by the discovery of a young cadet's body swinging from
a rope just off the parade grounds. An apparent suicide is not
unheard of in a harsh regimen like West Point's, but the next
morning, an even greater horror comes to light. Someone has
stolen into the room where the body lay and removed the heart...
Cemetery Dance Publications
edited by Christopher Conlon
New stories by Edgar Allan Poe?
Impossible, you say?
Not at all. Admittedly, Mr. Poe is in no condition to be writing
much these days—which is why in this anthology he’s getting a
little help from his friends. Friends like Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.
Carole Nelson Douglas. John Shirley. Mike Resnick. Some two
dozen in all.
These writers were given a task: to take a little-known,
unfinished story fragment which Poe wrote near the end of his
life and turn it into a complete story—in any way they wished.
The only rule was that they use Poe’s language, his images, his
ideas—that they truly work together with the master.
Today’s best authors. Joining forces with Edgar Allan Poe
October/November 2005: Raven - a poem by
Edgar Allan Poe illustrated by Bill Fountain
"Imagine Tim Burton as a cartoonist and you'll have some idea of
the delight to be found in this illustrated take on Poe's famous
poem. Bill Fountain brings a slightly twisted, but completely
charming worldview to his drawings that's both droll and
moving." ~Award Winning Fantasy Author Charles de Lint.
penguin group (usa)
August 2005: For Edgar (by Sheldon
"...some day Rusch may be handed an Edgar
of his own..." From Publishers Weekly
A killer inspired by a master of the macabre. A detective
tracking the tell-tales signs of his crimes. A mystery that
binds them in an ingenious nightmare.
The crime scene: a human skull impaled on a tree, trailing a
colored ribbon. The twist was the gold-painted scarab. Special
Agent Elizabeth Taylor Hewitt recognizes the tableau-only the
first in a series of slayings honoring the tales of Edgar Allan
Poe, and committed by a madman known only as The Raven.
A brilliant tale of modern-day detection-and a case that echoes
one of literature's darkest imaginations.
May 2005: Speakeasy Comics has
by Dawn Brown.
Inspired by the classic works of Edgar Allan Poe, writer, artist and
creator Dawn Brown presents "Ravenous" -- a new work that draws from the
master while offering a startling new mystery of its own. "Ravenous" is
a fully illustrated 100 pages of suspense and mystery.
For more information contact
Clifton Prince, 601.432.6205.
Read more about the book.
|New biography reclaims Poe as a premiere
in American letters
Poe (University Press of Mississippi)
reclaims the Baltimore and Virginia writer's reputation and
power, retracing Poe's life and career. Biographer and critic
James M. Hutchisson captures the boisterous worlds of literary
New York and Philadelphia in the 1800s to understand why Poe
wrote the way he did and why his achievement was so important to
American literature. The biography presents a critical overview
of Poe's major works and his main themes, techniques, and
This portrait of the writer emphasizes Poe's southern identity;
his existence as a workaday journalist in the burgeoning
magazine era; his authority as a literary critic and cultural
arbiter; his courtly demeanor and sense of social propriety; his
advocacy of women writers; his adaptation of art forms as
diverse as the so-called "gutter press" and the haunting rhythms
of African American spirituals; his borrowing of imagery from
such popular social movements as temperance and freemasonry; and
his far-reaching, posthumous influence.
James M. Hutchisson, Charleston, South Carolina, is a
professor of American literature and southern studies at The
February 2005: Biting Dog Press has released
The Raven in a handmade letterpress edition limited to 65
copies. Illustrations are woodcut engravings by George Walker.
"Walker's artistic gift of capturing Poe's The
Raven is brilliantly saturnine!" Quoth the House of
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