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Mrs. Poe

Lynn Cullen

ISBN 10: 1476702918 / ISBN 13: 9781476702919
Published by Gallery Books, 2013
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Red paper-covered boards with red backstrip and gilt lettering. Appears unread. Text is clean and white, no marks. Unclipped DJ in lovely condition. "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 Francis Osgood can only dream. As a mother trying to support two young children after her husband's cruel betrayal, Frances jumps at a chance to meet the illustrious Mr. Poe. Although not a fan of his writing, she is overwhelmed by his magnetic presence. What follows is a flirtation, then a seduction, then an illicit affair. (from the jacket). Bookseller Inventory # A91214

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Title: Mrs. Poe

Publisher: Gallery Books

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Stated First Edition

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Synopsis:

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 new masterpiece of historical fiction to which Sara Gruen says, “Mrs. Poe had my heart racing...Don't miss it!”

And make sure to check out the captivating new novel from Lynn Cullen—Twain’s End—where the acclaimed author tells a fictionalized imagining of the relationship between iconic author Mark Twain and his personal secretary, Isabel Lyon.

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...

About the Author:

Lynn Cullen grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is the bestselling author of Twain’s End and Mrs. Poe, which was named a Target Book Club Pick, an NPR 2013 Great Read, and an Indie Next List selection. She lives in Atlanta surrounded by her large family, and, like both Poe and Mark Twain, enjoys being bossed around by cats.

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