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Duration: 1 hour

Crime author Denise Mina investigates the life and work of one of the world's greatest horror writers, Edgar Allan Poe. The relationships between Poe and the women in his life - mother, wife, paramour and muse - were tenuous at best, disastrous at worst, yet they provided inspiration and stimulus for some of the most terrifying and influential short stories of the early 19th century.

Travelling between New York, Virginia and Baltimore, Mina unravels Poe's tortuous and peculiar relationships. Dramatised inserts take us into the minds of Poe and his women through their own letters, journals and published writing.

Last on

Thu 3 Oct 2013 00:00 BBC Four

Credits

Presenter
Denise Mina
Virginia Poe
Lucille Sharp
Eliza Poe
Lauren Marcus
Frances Sargent Osgood
Anita Vettesse
Sarah Helen Whitman
Tamara Kennedy
Producer
Louise Lockwood
Director
Louise Lockwood
Executive Producer
Lindsay Shapero

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