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Mrs. Poe

By Lynn author Cullen

A writer and his demons. A woman and her desires. A wife and her revenge . . .

Inspired by literature’s most haunting love triangle, award-winning author Lynn Cullen delivers a pitch-perfect rendering of Edgar Allan Poe, his mistress’s tantalizing confession, and his wife’s frightening obsession . . . in this “intelligent, sexy, and utterly addictive” (M. J. Rose) new masterpiece of historical fiction.

1845: New York City is a sprawling warren of gaslit streets and crowded avenues, bustling with new immigrants and old money, optimism and opportunity, poverty and crime. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is all the rage—the success of which a struggling poet like Frances Osgood can only dream. As a mother trying to support two young children after her husband’s cruel betrayal, Frances jumps at the chance to meet the illustrious Mr. Poe at a small literary gathering, if only to help her fledgling career. Although not a great fan of Poe’s writing, she is nonetheless overwhelmed by his magnetic presence— and the surprising revelation that he admires her work.

What follows is a flirtation, then a seduction, then an illicit affair . . . and with each clandestine encounter, Frances finds herself falling slowly and inexorably under the spell of her mysterious, complicated lover. But when Edgar’s frail wife Virginia insists on befriending Frances as well, the relationship becomes as dark and twisted as one of Poe’s tales. And like those gothic heroines whose fates are forever sealed, Frances begins to fear that deceiving Mrs. Poe may be as impossible as cheating death itself. . . .

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Book

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2013

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9781476702919


Format: Book
Author: Cullen, Lynn author
Summary: Struggling to support her family in mid-19th-century New York, writer Frances Osgood makes an unexpected connection with literary master Edgar Allan Poe and finds her survival complicated by her intense attraction to the writer and the scheming manipulations of his wife.
Title: Mrs. Poe / Lynn Cullen.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Gallery Books, 2013.
Subject: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Fiction. Authors' spouses -- Fiction Interpersonal attraction -- Fiction. Women poets -- Fiction New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781476702919 1476702918
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Cullen
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Bib Id: 456055

Format: Book
Author: Cullen, Lynn author.
Summary: Struggling to support her family in mid-19th-century New York, writer Frances Osgood makes an unexpected connection with literary master Edgar Allan Poe and finds her survival complicated by her intense attraction to the writer and the scheming manipulations of his wife.
Title: Mrs. Poe / Lynn Cullen.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Gallery Books, 2013.
Description: 318 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Authors' spouses -- Fiction
Subjects: Interpersonal attraction -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women poets -- Fiction
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
ISBN: 9781476702919
ISBN: 1476702918
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Cullen