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The Enigmatic Edgar A. Poe In Baltimore & Beyond: Selections From The Susan Jaffe Tane Collection

December 22, 2016 - February 05, 2017

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George Peabody Library
17 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
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What did Edgar Allan Poe’s tales and poems mean to readers in his own time? How did he master so many forms of literature—and invent exciting new varieties, from science fiction to the detective story? Why did he move so often between cities, calling Richmond, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore “home” at different points in his life? Meet the enigmatic Edgar A. Poe: a man who lived in the real world, but tried to write his way out of it. This exhibition of rare materials gives viewers the chance to see Poe at work, up close: “The Raven” in Poe’s own handwriting… first editions of Poe’s writings in books, newspapers, and magazines from the 1800s… and examples of the translations, illustrations, comic books, and portraits that have helped extend Poe’s global popularity. The exhibition is free and open to the public. WHERE George Peabody Library 17 E. Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Directions and parking information here. WHEN Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – Sunday, February 5, 2017 Monday: Closed Tuesday – Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm The library and exhibition are closed for the holidays Monday, December 19, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017. We reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10 am. Interested in seeing highlights from the exhibition? Our "Raven" video? Or our illustrated book of essays about objects relating to Poe's work and life? #EnigmaticEdgar!

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