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The Dreamer

A Romantic Rendering of the Life-Story of Edgar Allan Poe

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 99,445 / 287 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 946
Added to site: 2005.12.26
mnybks.net#: 12296
Genre: Biography
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rs' child--became Edgar Allan, with a fond and admiring young mother who became at once and forever his slave and whose chief object in life henceforth was to stand between him and the discipline of a not intentionally harsh or unkind, but strict and uncompromising father; who though he too was fond of the boy, in a way, and proud of his beauty and little accomplishments, was constantly on the lookout for the cloven foot which his fixed prejudice against the child's parentage made him certain would appear.

In her delight over her acquisition, Frances Allan was like a child with a new toy. She almost smothered him with kisses when, accepting her bribe of a spaniel pup and his pockets full of sugar-kisses, he agreed to call her "Mother." With her own fingers she made him the quaintest little baggy trousers, of silk pongee, and a velvet jacket, and a tucker of the finest linen. His cheap cotton stockings were discarded for scarlet silk ones, and for his head, "sunny over with curls" of bright nut-brown, she b

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