The Man Who Was Poe

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HarperCollins, Aug 1, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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The Old City Lay Dark And Cold...

It is night. And Edmund is alone. His mother is gone. His aunt, who went in search of her, is dead. His sister has disappeared. Edmund has no one. Except for a stranger of the night.

A dark, mysterious stranger who flees from demons of his own...who follows Edmund with grim determination through the cold and shadow city, promising to help, but often hindering. A stranger who needs Edmund for purpose of his own!

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User Review  - lkmuir - LibraryThing

In Providence, R.I., in 1848, Edgar Allan Poe reluctantly investigates the problems of eleven-year-old Edmund, whose family has mysteriously disappeared and whose story suggests a new Poe tale with a ghastly final twist. Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

I was disappointed. The title is misleading. While Poe is a character in the book, the book is not primarily about Poe or his life. Instead, this is a tale of young Edmund who lives in a hovel with ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
3
Might I Know Your Name?
13
Beneatk a Cold November Moon
21
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Avi is the author of more than sixty books, including Crispin: The Cross of Lead, a Newbery Medal winner, and Crispin: At the Edge of the World. His other acclaimed titles include The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth, both Newbery Honor Books, and most recently The Seer of Shadows. He lives with his family in Colorado.

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