Mrs. Poe

February 15, 2019

Inspired by one of literature’s most haunting figures, award-winning author Lynn Cullen crafts a tale about Edgar Allan Poe, his poet mistress, and his obsessive young wife, featuring many historical characters well known to the Athenæum.


Lynn Cullen grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is the bestselling author of Twain’s End and Mrs. Poe, which was named a Target Book Club Pick, an NPR 2013 Great Read, and an Indie Next List selection. She lives in Atlanta surrounded by her large family, and, like both Poe and Mark Twain, enjoys being bossed around by cats.

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Categories: Athenæum, History, Literature & Poetry