Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Willson Wood, Kenneth Clarke, Will Fridy

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Edgar Allan Poe wrote forty-three critical reviews of novels during the period 1_835 to 1848 that he was associated with the various literary journals in the East. And, although his best known critical works concern themselves with the tale and with poetry, his statements regarding the novel are of sufficient quantity to merit scholarly research. Yet investigation of the major bibliographic sources reveals this to be not at all the case. Thus, this thesis snail endeavor to place some substance in the void of scholarship concerning Poe's criticism lf the novel with the hope that this substance might provide ample material for additional scholarship and the eventual filling of the void.


Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Fiction | Literature in English, North America