Edgar Allan Poe

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Noun1.Edgar Allan Poe - United States writer and poet (1809-1849)Edgar Allan Poe - United States writer and poet (1809-1849)
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Until only 70 years ago poets such as Edgar Alan Poe, WB Yeats, John Keats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas Hardy were as famous as Ed Sheeran is today - and possibly more so.
Jeffery Deaver As a child I loved fiction that told of conflict between good and evil: Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, Chronicles of Narnia by Lewis, all of the James Bond books, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Sherlock Holmes and Edgar Alan Poe tales.
This is a dark film for several reasons: firstly, Cusack plays the part of the American novelist, Edgar Alan Poe who may be witty and talented but he is difficult to like; the setting is October 1849 and much of the action takes place at night or in severe settings; the characters are mostly dressed in unrelieved black, even at a sophisticated masked ball; and, finally, the various murders which take place are gruesome and ugly.