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The Tragedy Of Edgar Allen Poe,
This review is from: Poe: A Life Cut Short (Hardcover)
Peter Ackroyd is a towering writing talent. All of his work is a joy to read and this book is no exception. He writes with skill, striking a perfect balance between cold historic fact and the humanity of his subject.
It is a short book as Poe's was a short life and Ackroyd more than competently presents the known facts via his tireless research. It is extremely thorough but more than this it is a sensitive portrayal of a sensitive man.
Highly recommended. There isn't a better biography of Poe anywhwere.