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Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women

Documentary, using dramatised inserts, in which Denise Mina investigates the tortuous and peculiar relationships between horror writer Edgar Allan Poe and the women in his life.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 3 Oct 2013 00:00


Role Contributor
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