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19th Century Bestselling Author ‘Far Weirder’ Than Edgar Allan Poe?

Author Nicholas Rombes explored the life and writings of a forgotten bestselling author from the 19th Century in a recent essay at The Rumpus.

According to Rombes, journalist George Lippard wrote stories “far weirder and super-black India inky” than Edgar Allan Poe. Thanks to the magic of Project Gutenberg, you can decide for yourself with a free eBook copies of books by the two writers–follow the links below to download.

Here’s more from the essay: “Like other ‘reform’ literature of its time, the novel’s claim to be a fictionalized exposé of corruption and villainy allows it to trade in the most sensationalized depictions of debauchery … Although it’s Poe’s name and works that we are more familiar with, Lippard’s best novels churn up something far weirder and super-black India inky than even Poe could conjure.

Free eBooks by George Lippard and Edgar Allan Poe

1. The Quaker City; or, The Monks of Monk Hall: a Romance of Philadelphia Life, Mystery, and Crime by George Lippard

2. The life and choice writings of George Lippard

3. The Works of Edgar Allen Poe

4. Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Poetical Works

 

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