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Author Hayes, Kevin J.
Title Poe and the printed word / Kevin J. Hayes.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Author Hayes, Kevin J.
Series Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture.
Subject Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Authorship.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Books and reading.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Knowledge and learning -- Book industries and trade.
Publishers and publishing -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- History -- 19th century.
Authors and publishers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Literature publishing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Fantasy literature, American -- History and criticism.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 145 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-137) and index.
Contents 1. The student and the book -- 2. Poetry in manuscript and print -- 3. Baltimore book culture -- 4. Booksellers' banquet -- 5. The novel -- 6. Poe's library -- 7. Cheap books and expensive magazines -- 8. The road to Literary America.
Summary Edgar Allan Poe continues to be a fascinating literary figure to students and scholars alike. Increasingly the focus of study pushes beyond the fright and amusement of his famous tales and seeks to locate the author within the culture of his time. In Poe and the Printed Word, Kevin Hayes explores the relationship between various facets of print culture and Poe's writings. His study provides a fuller picture of Poe's life and works by examining how the publishing opportunities of his time influenced his development as a writer. Hayes demonstrates how Poe employed different methods of publication as a showcase for his verse, criticism and fiction. Beginning with Poe's early exposure to the printed word, and ending with the ambitious magazine and book projects of his final years, this reappraisal of Poe's career provides an engaging account that is part biography, part literary history and part history of the book.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511017340 (electronic bk.)
9780511017346 (electronic bk.)
0511033818 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511033810 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
051111818X (electronic bk.)
9780511118180 (electronic bk.)
9780521662765 (hbk.)
0521662761 (hbk.)
9780511612305 (electronic bk.)
0511612303 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 51208890
Additional Format Print version: Hayes, Kevin J. Poe and the printed word. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000 0521662761 (DLC) 99016684 (OCoLC)41548290

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