1873 Scarce Book - WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE. First Edition with a Study on his Life & Writings by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE.
Title: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Including the Choicest of His Critical Essays. Now First Published In This Country. With A Study on His Life and Writings, from the French of Charles Baudelaire.
Publisher: London, John Camden Hotten, no date (1873). First English edition of this collection of Poe’s poems & tales paired with a study of his life and writings by Charles Baudelaire.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: viii-676 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good original green full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing and staining - as shown, light staining on the lower inner corner of the frontispiece portrait - as shown, staining to the inner hinge of page viii - as shown, last endpaper inner hinge worn but still tight - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the nice frontispiece portrait, Poe's English Schoolmaster portrait, the facsimile and Poe's School Illustration.
The book: Rare First English Edition of this collection of Poe’s poems & tales for the first time paired with a study of his life and writings by the famous French Poet Charles Baudelaire.
The author: Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
Charles Baudelaire: Charles Pierre Baudelaire (9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist and art critic. In 1847, Baudelaire became acquainted with the works of Poe, in which he found tales and poems that had, he claimed, long existed in his own brain but never taken shape. Baudelaire saw in Poe a precursor and tried to be his French contemporary counterpart. From this time until 1865, he was largely occupied with translating Poe's works; his translations were widely praised. Two essays on Poe are to be found in his Œuvres complètes (Complete works).
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