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Mrs. Poe

Lynn Cullen

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A writer and his demons. A woman and her desires. A wife and her revenge . . . Inspired by literature's most haunting love triangle, award-winning author Lynn Cullen delivers a pitch-perfect rendering of Edgar Allan Poe, his mistress's tantalizing confession, and his wife's frightening obsession . . . in this "intelligent, sexy, and utterly addictive" (M. J. Rose) new masterpiece of historical fiction. 1845: New York City is a sprawling warren of gaslit streets and crowded avenues, bustling with new immigrants and old money, optimism and opportunity, poverty and crime. Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" is all the rage—the success of which a struggling poet like Frances Osgood can only dream. As a mother trying to support two young children after her husband's cruel betrayal, Frances jumps at the chance to meet the illustrious Mr. Poe at a small literary gathering, if only to help her fledgling career. Although not a great fan of Poe's writing, she is nonetheless overwhelmed by his magnetic presence— and the surprising revelation that he admires her work. What follows is a flirtation, then a seduction, then an illicit affair . . . and with each clandestine encounter, Frances finds herself falling slowly and inexorably under the spell of her mysterious, complicated lover. But when Edgar's frail wife Virginia insists on befriending Frances as well, the relationship becomes as dark and twisted as one of Poe's tales. And like those gothic heroines whose fates are forever sealed, Frances begins to fear that deceiving Mrs. Poe may be as impossible as cheating death itself. . . .

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eliza Foss

Length:

10h 13m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

40:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

38:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

30:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:07