S31 Ep8: The Deaths of the Women in Poe's Life

Aired: 10/30/2017 | 0:01:53 | Clip
Throughout his life, Edgar Allan Poe lost the women he loved, including his mother, adoptive mother and wife, many to tuberculosis. Their absence played a huge role in his writing. According to Poe, who often focused on death and loss in his works, "the death, then, of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world."