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This volume contains Edgar Allen Poe's non-fiction work, "Eureka: A Prose Poem." Often published with the subtitle "An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe," it is a monograph on Poe's personal ideas about the universe and God, whom he frequently describes as an author. His last major work and largest non-fiction piece, "Eureka: A Prose Poem" comprises nearly 40,000 words. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the mind of this seminal author, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American author, editor, poet, and critic. Most famous for his stories of mystery and horror, he was one of the first American short story writers, and is widely considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre. Many antiquarian books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.