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The reason for the darkness of the night : Edgar Allan Poe and the forging of American science / John Tresch.

Tresch, John, 1972- (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 818.309 TRESCH 2021 (Text) 0001002455853 Nonfiction New Checked out 08/12/2021

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Part I: From Allan to Poe -- The Young Astronomer -- In Jefferson's Experiment -- Exile, Artificer, Cadet -- Part II: Setting Sail -- A Baltimore Apprenticeship -- Richmond: The Palpable Obscure - Delirious Design -- Part III: Philadelphia -- The Athens of America -- Methods Grotesque and Arabesque -- Dizzy Heights -- The Tide Turns -- The March of Science and Quacks -- Part IV: New York City -- The Market for Novelty -- A Man of Wonders -- The Imp of the Perverse -- Part V: To the Plutonian Shore -- A Spectacle for Angels -- The Plots of God -- Falling Star -- Conclusion: From a Lighthouse.
Summary, etc.:
"A biography of Edgar Allan Poe with an emphasis on his engagement with the scientists and scientific discoveries of his era"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 > Knowledge and learning.
Dr. Science > United States > History > 19th century.
Authors, American > 19th century > Biography.
Science > Biography.

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