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Mark Dawidziak is the television critic at the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Comprende i nomi: Dawidziak M./, Mark Dawidziak

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Huntington, New York, USA
Luogo di residenza
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA
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Press Club of Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame




This is a good book, but I only wanted to know about the mystery opposed death, and I skipped to pretty late using an audiobook. The problem with this book is all the biographer had to go by was numerous letters that Poe had written to these women and the letters the women had written to him and this is all really boring. I don’t know who these women are I can’t keep track of them and I couldn’t care less about this part of the book.
laurelzito | 8 altre recensioni | Jan 28, 2024 |
New bio of Poe. Raises possibility that he died of tubercular meningitis.
ritaer | 8 altre recensioni | Dec 17, 2023 |
Well researched but doesn't solve the mystery of his death or his 3 days that are unaccounted for. Did rule out rabies and gas poisoning. Maybe TB? Buried the day after he died with no fanfare or even close friends. Body later moved to another spot in the Westminster Presbyterian cemetery in Baltimore. Brilliant but poor all his life and problems with alcohol. Cameos of other authors of the time. Orphaned at a young age, fostered by the Allan family, wife died at age 24, the same age as his mother..… (altro)
MartyB2000 | 8 altre recensioni | Mar 13, 2023 |
I didn’t know much about this author, but I was introduced to him through his poem, The Tell Tail Heart. My son had to read it for school. As my son got older he learned more about Edgar Allen Poe that fascinated him and made him say, “He’s had a sad life, and oh, the mysteries behind his death. No one can agree on what happened to him” When the opportunity came available to read and review this book, I couldn’t turn it down. I wanted to find out more about the mysteries behind this man, his work and his death.

The author starts the book with Edgar Allan Poe’s death on October 7, 1849. The author says, …”at just forty, in a painful, utterly bizarre manner that would not have been out of place in one of his own tales of terror. What was the cause of his untimely death, and what happened to him during the three missing days before he was found…is a mystery.”

Oh, my, I had to know more. I read on. I couldn’t believe all the theories people had. One believed a brain tumor, someone else felt he was murdered, some thought it was suicide, others felt he was poisoned, and the list goes on.

The author touches on his childhood, education, and his mother’s and wife’s deaths. I like how this author wrote this book using some of Poe’s writings from the last months of his life and his own research. It’s fascinating that people are still trying to figure out how this man mysteriously died. I also liked how this author spotlighted some of his works, so readers interest would be peaked to read more. Maybe come up with their own theory.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I requested and received a copy of this book by the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Nora St. Laurent
TBCN Where Book Fun Begins!
The Book Club Network blog
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norastlaurent | 8 altre recensioni | Feb 10, 2023 |


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