Ready for some cold, rainy day reading? I think we are all familiar with the works of Edgar Allen Poe but I really didn't know much about his life. This is a fictional tale of Edgar Allan Poe's life, including Mrs. Poe, a cousin he married when she was 13. It is written from the viewpoint of poet Frances Osgood, a woman he reportedly had an affair with.
While the story is fictionalized, Cullen uses both Poe's and Osgood's actually poetry. Many pieces are known to be written for and to one another. This forms the basis of the belief that they had an affair. The mid 1800's in New York was an interesting era. The story includes descriptions of New York society in that era and other famous people of the time. The book was a gift, something I might not have chosen on my own. I enjoyed this book and added a bit to my knowledge of the author and his life and times.