Originally Published and Copyright 1941, by,
D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc.
Published by Arrangement with Appleton-Century,
Affiliate of Meredith Press
Published by Cooper Square Publishers, Inc.
59 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Standard Book Number 8154-0313-5
Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 76-97465
Hypertext version prepared by Christopher Aruffo
Chapter I. The Heritage
Chapter II. Richmond— the Early Years
Chapter III. The School Days In England
Chapter IV. Richmond Again, 1820-1826
Chapter V. The University of Virginia
Chapter VI. "Tamerlane" and the Army
Chapter VII. Hope Deferred— "Al Araaf"
Chapter VIII. West Point and the "Poems" of 1831
Chapter IX. Baltimore— the Early Fiction
Chapter X. The Editor of the "Messenger"
Chapter XI. Philadelphia— The "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque"
Chapter XII. At the Summit— The Editor of Graham's Magazine
Chapter XIII. Following the Illusion
Chapter XIV. New York— "The Raven" and other matters
Chapter XV. The "Broadway Journal" and the "Poems" of 1845
Chapter XVI. Widening Horizons— Friends and Enemies
Chapter XVII. "Eureka"
Chapter XVIII. To Helen and For Annie
Chapter XIX. Richmond— The Last Appeal
Chapter XX. The Recoil of Fate
Appendix I. The Theatrical Career of Edgar Poe's Parents
Appendix II. Original Records of the Poe and Clemm Families in Baltimore
Appendix III. Edgar Poe's Birthplace
Appendix IV. The Poe Family in Norfolk in 1811
Appendix V. Where Did Elizabeth Poe Die?
Appendix VI. Poe's Record in the Army and at West Point
Appendix VII. The Tales of the Folio Club
Appendix VIII. Poe's Revision of the "Phantasy Pieces"
Appendix IX. Contracts for the "Broadway Journal"
Appendix X. Griswold's Power of Attorney from Mrs. Clemm for the Publication of Poe's Works
Appendix XI. Poe's Last Journey
Appendix XII. A Possible New Poe Satire
Appendix XIII. Bibliography