Member Blogs > Gothica BooksEdgar Allan Poe's First Fiction: Are His Older Brother's Stories Really His? : The New Yorker

  • Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:40:02    Permalink

    Sometimes, as Edgar Allan Poe mused in The Purloined Letter, a secret hides in plain sight. After Poes first poetry collection, Tamerlane and Other Poems, dbuted in 1827anonymously, and quite sensibly so, as the eighteen-year-old author was on the run from creditorstwo of his poems (The Happiest Day and Dreams) reappeared that autumn in the North American, a short-lived weekly newspaper in Baltimore. They didnt run with Edgars name, though, but under the initials W.H.P.William Henry Leonard Poe.

    via Edgar Allan Poe's First Fiction: Are His Older Brother's Stories Really His? : The New Yorker.

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