The Mysterious Disappearance and Death of Edgar A. Poe

Hopkins, Robert
July 2007
Southern Quarterly;Summer2007, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p41
Academic Journal
This essay discusses the mystery surrounding the death of author Edgar Allen Poe. The essay examines several possible causes of his death, including alcoholism, medical disorders, and cooping, a mid-nineteenth century practice in which political gangs would drug their victims to have them comply with their orders. The author believes Poe's death was the result of a conspiracy involving intimate associates with ulterior motives.


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