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07.09.01 Poe, Edgar Allan, a biography by Hervey Allen, titled Israfel: The Life and Times of Edgar Allen Poe, published in 1926

Hervey Allen’s biography, Israfel: The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe, published in two volumes in 1926, is a thoroughly researched  and well-written  account of the difficult life of the first great Southern writer.  Poe, considered a Southerner, lived from 1809 to 1849.

Also see the review of the Poe biography by Arthur Hobson Quinn at 07.09.04, which was published in 1941.

But first and foremost you should read our overview of the works of Poe at 20.00.04.