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Was Edgar Allan Poe robbed?

On “The Airship” literary blog on Oct. 21, 2014, the writer Nicholas Laskin begins a story about the demise of Edgar Allan Poe as follows: “Even 165 years after Poe’s death, we still have little idea what ended his life. […]

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Was Edgar Allan Poe robbed?

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On “The Airship” literary blog on Oct. 21, 2014, the writer Nicholas Laskin begins a story about the demise of Edgar Allan Poe as follows: “Even 165 years after Poe’s death, we still have little idea what ended his life. […]

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Was Edgar Allan Poe’s death predictable?

On June 30, 1849, the Boston newspaper “The Flag of Our Union” announced that a poem by Edgar Allan Poe called “To My Mother” would appear in its next

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Where did Edgar Allan Poe have his last drink?

In his authoritative 1941 biography of Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Hobson Quinn wrote that on October 3, 1849, an election day in Baltimore, when a printer named Joseph Walker

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Consultant: Stuff Poe’s museum in the B&O Railroad caboose

(This is the second part of our series on the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum's future. To read the first part click here.) Trains. Almost nothing else on earth evokes

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Baltimore sneaks Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum’s report past public

Edgar Allan Poe is generally credited with writing the first detective novel.  His engrossing tales featuring the French detective C. Auguste Dupin were the foundation for a completely new

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Baltimore Ravens fail to honor Edgar Allan Poe

The Ravens don't deserve to be called the Ravens. Change the name. But let me give you the back story first. I remember growing up in a suburb outside of Milwaukee

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Baltimore’s Edgar Allan Poe House is nevermore

Nevermore? That’s what Poe fans worldwide are wondering today. As of three o’clock Friday, The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum on Amity Street in Baltimore has officially closed.  Control of

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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum needs a savior

(This is the third story in a three-part series on the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum.) The setting wasn’t exactly Dickensian though the varlet was as dissenting as Scrooge himself. On a

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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum struggles to survive budget cuts

(This is the second story in a three-part series on the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum.) The grandstands rumble as more than a dozen Indy cars speed across the

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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum moves from the past into uncertain future

(This is the first of a three-part series on the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum.) Life, as seen through the lens of literature, has a funny way of presenting

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