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Mrs. Poe

(2013)
A novel by

 
A writer and his demons. A woman and her desires. A wife and her revenge . . .

Inspired by literature's most haunting love triangle, award-winning author Lynn Cullen delivers a pitch-perfect rendering of Edgar Allan Poe, his mistress's tantalizing confession, and his wife's frightening obsession . . . in this "intelligent, sexy, and utterly addictive" (M. J. Rose) new masterpiece of historical fiction.

1845: New York City is a sprawling warren of gaslit streets and crowded avenues, bustling with new immigrants and old money, optimism and opportunity, poverty and crime. Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" is all the rage - the success of which a struggling poet like Frances Osgood can only dream. As a mother trying to support two young children after her husband's cruel betrayal, Frances jumps at the chance to meet the illustrious Mr. Poe at a small literary gathering, if only to help her fledgling career. Although not a great fan of Poe's writing, she is nonetheless overwhelmed by his magnetic presence - and the surprising revelation that he admires her work.

What follows is a flirtation, then a seduction, then an illicit affair . . . and with each clandestine encounter, Frances finds herself falling slowly and inexorably under the spell of her mysterious, complicated lover. But when Edgar's frail wife Virginia insists on befriending Frances as well, the relationship becomes as dark and twisted as one of Poe's tales. And like those gothic heroines whose fates are forever sealed, Frances begins to fear that deceiving Mrs. Poe may be as impossible as cheating death itself. . . .

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Mrs. Poe
Author(s): Lynn Cullen
ISBN: 1-61173-999-3 / 978-1-61173-999-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Mrs. Poe
Author(s): Lynn Cullen
ISBN: 1-4767-0291-8 / 978-1-4767-0291-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Mrs. Poe
Author(s): Lynn Cullen
ISBN: 1-4767-0292-6 / 978-1-4767-0292-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Mrs. Poe
Author(s): Lynn Cullen
ISBN: 1-4767-7989-9 / 978-1-4767-7989-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   

Audio Editions

October 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Mrs. Poe
Author(s): Lynn Cullen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Mrs. Poe
Author(s): Lynn Cullen
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Mrs. Poe
Author(s): Lynn Cullen
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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