Comments for: Poe’s mysteries hard to capture in film

Posted April 30, 2012, at 3:51 p.m.
Last modified May 02, 2012, at 4:51 p.m.

Edgar Allan Poe, the chronically needy writer and dipsomaniac who died at the age of 40 under mysterious circumstances and is buried in Baltimore, is way bigger in death than he ever was in life. Father of the detective story, master of the ghoulish tale, dissipated hero of the goth …


An earlier version of this story misstated Poe's age at the time of his death. He was 40, not 42.

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