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THE RAVEN (Illustrated Edition): Including Essays about the Poem & Biography of Edgar Allan Poe

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Summary

The Raven is a narrative poem often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness.
This edition also includes:
The Philosophy of Composition – An essay in which Poe describes his method in writing the poem
The Raven by Sarah Helen Whitman – A poem written as a valentine to Edgar Allan Poe
The Raven by Edward Everett Hale – An article about the poem
The Dreamer by Mary Newton Stanard – A biography of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story.

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