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Product details

  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; Reprint edition (1 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476702926
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476702926
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 911,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Cullen creates a delicious sense of suspense and impending doom; antebellum Manhattan and the ruling literati cast an irresistible spell."--Atlanta Magazine

"Part romance, part mystery, part biography, this fictional reenactment of the mistress of Edgar Allan Poe escorts you into the glittering world of New York in the 1840s, when poets were celebrities and the admission of emotions--like silk gowns and glossy beaver hats--were a luxury...A bewitching, vivid trip into the heyday of American literary society."--Oprah.com

"Clearly composed and carefully researched the book's vivid prose accentuates the passion, jealousy and hatred that evolve from a tangled three-way relationship that could easily have come straight from the pages of Poe's stories. A must-read for those intrigued by Poe, poetry and the latter half of 19th-century America."--RT Book Reviews (four stars)

"Taking advantage of letters and published poems, imaginative historical novelist Cullen cleverly spins a mysterious, dark tale told by Mrs. Osgood about the long-ago intrigue, with just enough facts to make it believable."--Booklist

"At once beautiful and heartbreaking, Lynn Cullen has woven together a tapestry of fact and rumor to give us an intimate view into the forbidden love between two complicated, creative lives. Historical fictions fans, you're in for a treat."--Susan Crandall, bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard

"Mrs. Poe is a compelling tale of ill-fated love, passion, and the writing life in antebellum New York, rich with period detail and suspense."--Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

"Layered with the atmosphere and intensity of Poe's prose, Cullen's Mrs. Poe infuses a tale of tragedy and loss with a spirit of passion and vitality. Fans of historical fiction and Poe will devour this novel."--Erika Robuck, bestselling author of Call Me Zelda

"Mrs. Poe is an entertaining tale with interesting characters, a vibrant locale, a good dose of romance, and even some intrigue, which is what an historical novel should be."--The Copperfield Review

"Mrs. Poe is such a compelling novel, bringing history to vivid life. Danger, sensuality, mystery and passion fill the pages of this bewitching story set in the crowded cobbled streets, alleyways, cheap boardinghouses and literary gatherings of mid-nineteenth century New York City. Everyone warns the lovely, near penniless poet Mrs. Osgood, a deserted wife with two young children, to stay away from the dark-eyed writer Edgar Allen Poe who has fallen in love with her. She writes tender verses; he creates blood-curdling tales but he is darker than his writing, carrying secrets of his frail much younger wife and his heinous past. Even when Mrs. Osgood understands that someone is trying to kill her because of him, she cannot put aside her passion until it is almost too late."--Stephanie Cowell, author of Claude and Camille

"When struggling poet and betrayed wife Frances Osgood meets Edgar Allen Poe, she is hoping only for a boost in her literary career--certainly not what came next. Swept into an illicit love affair with the complicated, magnetic, and married Poe, Osgood and Poe must together face the consequences, which are no less horrific or revenge-filled than his best loved horror stories--and quite possibly as deadly. Mrs. Poe had my heart racing...Don't miss it!"--Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants and Ape House

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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