The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl audiobook

The Poe Shadow

By Matthew Pearl
Read by Erik Singer

Simon & Schuster Audio
6.90 Hours Abridged
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Includes Matthew Pearl's exclusive audio afterword on the truth behind Poe's death! Baltimore, 1849: the body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. Everyone seems to accept the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end—except for a young Baltimore lawyer named Quentin Clark, an ardent admirer who puts his own career and reputation at risk in a crusade to salvage Poe's. As Quentin explores the puzzling circumstances and unanswered questions of Poe's demise, he realizes that he must find the one person who can help: the real-life model for Poe's brilliant fictional detective character, C. Augustine Dupin, the hero of ingenious tales of crime and detection. Soon Quentin finds himself enmeshed in sinister machinations involving international political agents and the lost secrets of Poe's final hours. If Quentin is to escape Poe's grisly fate, he must become a master investigator himself. Drawing on original, groundbreaking research, the bestselling author of The Dante Club has once again crossed literary history with sublime craftsmanship and devious twists to create a beautifully detailed, ingeniously plotted tale of suspense.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

Includes Matthew Pearl's exclusive audio afterword on the truth behind Poe's death!

Baltimore, 1849: the body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. Everyone seems to accept the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end—except for a young Baltimore lawyer named Quentin Clark, an ardent admirer who puts his own career and reputation at risk in a crusade to salvage Poe's.

As Quentin explores the puzzling circumstances and unanswered questions of Poe's demise, he realizes that he must find the one person who can help: the real-life model for Poe's brilliant fictional detective character, C. Augustine Dupin, the hero of ingenious tales of crime and detection. Soon Quentin finds himself enmeshed in sinister machinations involving international political agents and the lost secrets of Poe's final hours. If Quentin is to escape Poe's grisly fate, he must become a master investigator himself.

Drawing on original, groundbreaking research, the bestselling author of The Dante Club has once again crossed literary history with sublime craftsmanship and devious twists to create a beautifully detailed, ingeniously plotted tale of suspense.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Poe would have liked it.” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“[An] enticing second novel.” Bloomberg Press
“Singer provides Clark with a splendidly appropriate voice: young, intelligent, yet naïve and idealistic.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)
“[A] masterful blend of historical and fictional figures, meticulous research, and nineteenth-century literary style.” Booklist
“Pearl demonstrates a clear mastery of Poe mythology and uses his knowledge of 1850s Baltimore to excellent effect.” Library Journal
The Poe Shadow is an entertaining tale of ratiocination that would make Poe himself proud.” BookPage
“Reads like a true story…enough mystery to make any Poe fan, Poe himself for that matter, proud.” Canadian Press

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Author

Author Bio: Matthew Pearl

Author Bio: Matthew Pearl

Matthew Pearl is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club and the editor of the Modern Library editions of Dante’s Inferno and Edgar Allen Poe’s The Murder in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales. The Dante Club has been published in more than thirty languages in forty countries around the world. His nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe. Pearl is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School and has taught literature at Harvard and Emerson College. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English