Poe's Brother: The Poems of William Henry Leonard Poe, Elder Brother of Edgar Allan Poe Together with a Short Account of His Tragic Life an Early Romance of Edgar Allan Poe and Some Hitherto Unknown Incidents in the Lives of the Two Poe Brothers

By: Poe, William Henry Leonard; Allen, Hervey; Mabbott, Thomas Ollive

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Limited edition. Numbered 764 of 1000. Lacks slipcase. Spine covering loose but included, ink name on front free endpaper. 1926 Hard Cover. 93 pp. Illustrated. Includes fold-out facsimiles of The North American. William Henry Leonard Poe, often referred to as Henry Poe, (January 30, 1807 August 1, 1831) was an American sailor, amateur poet and the older brother of Edgar Allan Poe and Rosalie Poe. After the death of their parents, the three Poe children were split up: Henry lived with family in Baltimore, Maryland, while Edgar and Rosalie were cared for by two different families in Richmond, Virginia. Before the age of 20, Henry traveled around the globe by sea before returning to Baltimore and becoming a published poet and author. One of his works, The Pirate, was a fictionalized account of his brother's first relationship with Sarah Elmira Royster in Richmond. Henry died of tuberculosis in 1831 at the age of twenty-four. Henry Poe was an inspiration to his brother's life and writings and the two had similar writing styles. Edgar Allan Poe for a time used the alias Henri Le Rennet, a name inspired by Henry. Henry's influence on Edgar's writing include a character in the novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and possibly the name of the title character in the poem Lenore.--Wikipedia

Title: Poe's Brother: The Poems of William Henry Leonard Poe, Elder Brother of Edgar Allan Poe Together with a Short Account of His Tragic Life an Early Romance of Edgar Allan Poe and Some Hitherto Unknown Incidents in the Lives of the Two Poe Brothers

Author: Poe, William Henry Leonard; Allen, Hervey; Mabbott, Thomas Ollive

Categories: Poetry, American, Essays & Letters, Literary Criticism, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1926

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fair

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Seller ID: 2307507

Keywords: EDGAR ALLAN POE WILLIAM HENRY LEONARD POE POEMS POETRY,