Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Edgar Allan Poe, self-publisher?
Edgar Allan Poe, 1848.
Library of Congress,
Prints and Photographs
The always interesting blog Letters of Note features a poignant letter of January 4, 1848, from Edgar Allan Poe that details his despair during his wife's decline and eventual death from tuberculosis, but also reveals his intention to self-publish: "To be controlled is to be ruined."