Edgar Allan Poe's Petersburg: The Untold Story of the Raven in the Cockade City

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Antebellum Petersburg was a melting pot of French, Haitian, Scotch-Irish and free black populations. It was in this eclectic city that the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, chose to take his new wife, thirteen-year-old first cousin Virginia Clemm, on their honeymoon in 1836. Join author Jeffrey Abugel as he traces the steps of the controversial couple through imaginative scenes of historic Petersburg. From Poe's own mother performing in the local venues to the poet's lasting friendship with Petersburg native and publisher Hiram Haines, Abugel reveals an overlooked place in Poe's fascinating life. Walk along the cobblestones of history to discover a forgotten past of a literary giant.
ISBN: 9781609498641
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 58
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jeffrey Abugel is a freelance writer and owner of the Hiram Haines Coffee Shop in Petersburg, Virginia. A published author, his work on Edgar Allan Poe has appeared in Richmond Magazine and The Edgar Allan Poe Review. He began his writing career with a degree in journalism from NYU and has worked as a writer and editor for a host of publications.
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