Rufus W. Griswold publishes The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe.

Rufus W. Griswold publishes The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, as well as an unjust and inflammatory fifty-page memoir detailing Poe’s life. This sketch helps in part to create the caricature of Poe that has survived in American literary legend—as a death-obsessed, drug-addled debaucher.

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