Tamerlane and Other Poems

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First collection by Poe, anonymously published in Boston (1827). The title piece is a narrative poem, revised in later editions, which shows the strong influence of Byron and purports to be the dying confession of the Asiatic conqueror to a strange friar, mainly concerned with memories of a passionate love.

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809—1849) American short-story writer, poet, and critic

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