MRS. POE

By Lynn Cullen
Gallery BooksSeptember 2013
simonandschuster.com
lynncullen.com

Hardcover336 pages, $26.00, ISBN: 9781476702919
Subject: History / Relationships / Literature

"When struggling poet and betrayed wife Frances Osgood meets Edgar Allen Poe, she is hoping only for a boost in her literary career--certainly not what came next. Swept into an illicit love affair with the complicated, magnetic, and married Poe, Osgood and Poe must together face the consequences, which are no less horrific or revenge-filled than his best loved horror stories--and quite possibly as deadly. Mrs. Poe had my heart racing...Don't miss it!"Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants

"Mrs. Poe is a compelling tale of ill-fated love, passion, and the writing life in antebellum New York, rich with period detail and suspense."Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

"Layered with the atmosphere and intensity of Poe's prose, Cullen's Mrs. Poe infuses a tale of tragedy and loss with a spirit of passion and vitality. Fans of historical fiction and Poe will devour this novel."Erika Robuck, bestselling author of Call Me Zelda

"Danger, sensuality, mystery and passion fill the pages of this bewitching novel set in the crowded cobbled streets, alleyways, cheap boardinghouses and literary gatherings of mid-nineteenth century New York City. Everyone warns the lovely, near penniless poet Mrs. Osgood, a deserted wife with two young children, to stay away from the dark-eyed writer Edgar Allen Poe who has fallen in love with her. She writes tender verses; he creates blood-curdling tales and is himself still darker, carrying secrets he does not dare reveal of his frail much younger wife and his own heinous past. Even when she understands that someone is trying to kill her because of him, they cannot put aside their passion for each other until it is almost too late. A compelling novel, bringing history to vivid life."Stephanie Cowell, author of Claude and Camille

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