MS Found In A Bottle : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

What made him write Manuscript Found In A Bottle or MS Found In A Bottle?

-- Anonymous, January 20, 2004


In mid June of 1833 - a newspaper "The Baltimore Saturday Visiter" offered a writting contest of $50.00 for the best Tale and $25.00 for the best Poem. Poe entered this contest with his "MS. Found in a Bottle" story and won the top prize of fifty dollars for best prose tale.

-- Anonymous, January 21, 2004

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