A Quiet Madness: A biographical novel of Edgar Allan Poe

A Quiet Madness: A biographical novel of Edgar Allan Poe

John Isaac Jones’s new biographical novel on Edgar Allan Poe brings the turbulent life of America’s most famous poet to life in vivid, captivating detail.

His time - 1810-40s America; Lewis and Clark have returned from their great adventure; the Monroe doctrine takes effect, the War of 1812; Andrew Jackson's tempestuous presidency; the train, the steamship and the graphite pencil were still being improved; the Mexican-American War, the trail of tears, the California gold rush.

His loves - His frail, devoted stepmother who tried to protect him against his cruel foster father; Jane Stanard, his stepmother’s best friend who initiated him first into poetry, then into manhood; the violet-eyed, mysterious Lenore whose death inspired The Raven; Virginia Clemm, his first cousin and great love of his life whom he married one day after her 13th birthday.

His genius - Edgar Allan Poe, poet and short story writer who penned the classics The Raven and Annabel Lee; single-handedly created the detective mystery genre; wrote some of the most enduring horror stories in all literature including The Fall of The House of Usher, The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart and the Pit and The Pendulum.

Poe lives again in the tempestuous, powerful pages of John Isaac Jones’ towering work. These pages deliver a compelling portrait of one of the greatest men of letters the world has ever known.

Title:A Quiet Madness: A biographical novel of Edgar Allan Poe
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781735574509
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    A Quiet Madness: A biographical novel of Edgar Allan Poe Reviews

  • KarenK

    I received this from Netgalley.com. An autobiographical rendition of Edgar Allen Poe's life, loves and of course - his writing. An enjoyable read and I learned a little bit more about Poe.3.75☆...

  • Justine

    Thanks to NetGalley and the author for providing an ARC! ...

  • Deya

    dnf, definitely miscommunication about how this book was going to work. I thought it was a biography, very non fictiony, it's not. It reads as somewhat historical fiction, including some scenes previo...

  • Carol Macarthur

    While some conjecture is involved, a great deal of the novel sticks to the facts. Jones's writing assuredly humanizes Edgar Allan Poe....

  • Becky

    First sentence: In the city by the River Charles, the winter of 1808 proved to be one of the most brutal in its history. While October and November had been relatively mild, two savage nor’easters h...

  • Julia Simpson-Urrutia

    John Isaac Jones is a good writer and his novelized account of Edgar Allen Poe, starting with the actor parents (the father will grate on your nerves, but that is part of the story) is a page turner. ...

  • Kathy

    Well-written story; beautifully combining fact and fiction...

  • Katie Martin

    I have received this title via NetGalley and publishers in exchange for an honest reviewI expected this book to feel a lot more factual. Unfortunately with the way it was written, I feel like a lot o...

  • Helliondeadwoman

    Beautifully written historical fiction biography of one of America's greatest writers.I've always been fascinated by Poe, both in his works, his life and of course his death (which is still such a mys...

  •  ManOfLaBook.com

    For more reviews and bookish posts please visit: https://www.ManOfLaBook.comA Quiet Madness: A biographical novel of Edgar Allan Poe by John Isaac Jones is a fictional biography of the famous poet. Mr...