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Contents

LETTER TO B July 1836
5
THE PHILOSOPHY OF COMPOSITION April 1tf
13
THE RATIONALE OF VERSE November 1848
26
THE POETIC PRINCIPLE October 1850
71
Theory of Poetry I
74
William Harrison Ainsworth
101
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
116
Edward Lytton Bulwer
142
H Sigourney H F Gould and E F Ellet
874
William Gilmore Simms
891
Elizabeth Oakes Smith
906
Supplement A Reply to Critics
1019
Exordium to Critical Notices
1027
Prospectus of The Stylus
1033
About Critics and Criticism
1039
A Reviewer Reviewed
1046

Henry F Chorley
164
Henry Cockton
177
J F Dalton
189
Daniel Defoe
201
Henry Duncan
245
Sarah Stickney Mrs Sarah Stickney Ellis
345
The American Drama 1845
357
Bird
389
John G C Brainard
404
William Cullen Bryant
412
The Canons of Good Breeding 1830
455
James Fenimore Cooper
473
Rufus Dawes
491
Joseph Rodman DrakeFitzGreene Halleck
505
Theodore S
540
Rufus W Griswold
549
Hawks
557
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
778
William W Lord
797
Cornelius Mathews
823
Morris Mattson
838
Susan Rigby Morgan
861
Literary Small Talk 1839
1061
EDITORIAL MISCELLANIES FROM THE Broadway Journal
1067
October 1845
1073
October u IM
1081
November 22 1845
1093
December 13 184
1099
December 27 1845
1109
THE LITERATI OF NEW YORK CITY
1118
Gillespie
1130
Anna Cora Mowatt
1137
Lewis Gaylord Clark
1204
SOUTHSEA EXPEDITION
1227
Maelzels ChessPlayer
1253
A Few Words on Secret Writing
1277
Chapter of Suggestions
1292
MARGINALIA
1309
Chronology
1473
Note on the Texts
1482
Notes
1493
G R THOMPSON
1511
Index
1513
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About the author (1984)

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. In 1827, he enlisted in the United States Army and his first collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems, was published. In 1835, he became the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger. Over the next ten years, Poe would edit a number of literary journals including the Burton's Gentleman's Magazine and Graham's Magazine in Philadelphia and the Broadway Journal in New York City. It was during these years that he established himself as a poet, a short story writer, and an editor. His works include The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Raven. He struggle with depression and alcoholism his entire life and died on October 7, 1849 at the age of 40.

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