Harrison Village Library Catalog

The reason for the darkness of the night : Edgar Allan Poe and the forging of American science /

by Tresch, John,
Edition statement:First edition. Published by : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (New York :) Physical details: 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm ISBN:9780374247850 :; 0374247854 :. Year: 2021 List(s) this item appears in: August Acquisitions--Non-Fiction
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books Harrison Village Library
B POE Available 26334

Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-409) and index.

Part I: From Allan to Poe -- The Young Astronomer -- In Jefferson's Experiment -- Exile, Artificer, Cadet -- Part II: Setting Sail -- A Baltimore Apprenticeship -- Richmond: The Palpable Obscure - Delirious Design -- Part III: Philadelphia -- The Athens of America -- Methods Grotesque and Arabesque -- Dizzy Heights -- The Tide Turns -- The March of Science and Quacks -- Part IV: New York City -- The Market for Novelty -- A Man of Wonders -- The Imp of the Perverse -- Part V: To the Plutonian Shore -- A Spectacle for Angels -- The Plots of God -- Falling Star -- Conclusion: From a Lighthouse.

"A biography of Edgar Allan Poe with an emphasis on his engagement with the scientists and scientific discoveries of his era"-- Provided by publisher.

There are no comments for this item.

to post a comment.