Poe's Obsession with Beautiful Young Women Dying and the Influence of His Wife's Premature Death

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In six pages this paper discusses how Edgar Allan Poe's obsession with young women dying was due to the premature death of his wife Virginia with examples from Poe's short stories 'The Oval Portrait,' 'Ligeia,' 'Fall of the House of Usher,' and 'Berenice' provided. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.