The women Poe writes aboutgreenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
Can you tell more about the women that Poe wrote about. I know that there was Madeline, Berenice, and others. Can you tell me what role they played in his life?
-- Anonymous, September 27, 2000
Hi, I'm a high school junior and im currently learning about Poe. I know that his mother, step mother, fiance and wife all died of consumption (tuberculosis)and the women were all young and beautiful. Many of the women he wrote about were young beautiful and dead so a lot of the women he wrote about are thought to be actually based on the women he grew up around. I hope that helps if you want to know anything else feel free to e-mail me. ~Tina
-- Anonymous, April 24, 2001