page contains online resources on course authors, their works, and subjects related
to their works.
Poe has a loyal following of fans
who have put together sensational (in all senses of the word) web resources about
this complicated, tragic, brilliant author. These are just a few of the sites
you'll want to visit.
online works of Poe|
Edgar Allan Poe Page. "A beautifully done website by Christoffer Nilson
which includes: nice graphics (including a photograph of Poe's tombstone); extensive
biographical information (with portraits) of Poe and his family; a Live Chat room;
a nice selection of stories and poems; and a photo of an original bronze bust
of Poe sculpted by Richard Masloski." |
E. A. Poe. Biography,
articles about Poe, links to conferences and online texts. |
Poe Decoder. "The Poe Decoder is a project started by a small group of
Poe enthusiasts to make criticism and information on Poe and his work available
on the Internet. The growing collection of essays in the Poe Decoder is written
by qualified people with a great interest in Edgar Allan Poe. We want to provide
you with accurate facts on one of the greatest American writers ever, and once
and for all put an end to all the lies and rumors that surround his person."
Poe Webliography: Edgar Allan Poe on the Internet" "A critical guide
to electronic resources for Poe research on the World Wide Web and CD-ROM, including
electronic texts, HTML-encoded texts, hypertexts, secondary works, commentaries,
and indexes. |
Poe Baltimore House. Poe's former home and now a historical landmark dedicated
to him, with links and some photographs, and information about the annual Poe
birthday celebration. (Who is the stranger dressed in black who, since the 1850s,
has always shown up on January 19th to place flowers on Poe's grave? Road trip,
Arthur Conan Doyle|
Did you know that
Doyle is credited with having invented the life jacket? Sherlock Holmes (and to
a lesser extent, A. C. Doyle) has a worldwide following of fans, many of whom
enjoy talking with others in exhaustive detail about the stories. These "Sherlockians"
maintain a variety of fascinating web resources about the stories, film and theatrical
adaptations, and biographical and historical information.
Why did Agatha Christie,
in her twenties, stage her own disappearance? Did you know that, in addition to
her detectives Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, Christie also wrote about a glamorous
roaring-twenties husband-and-wife detective team? Find out more about her at these
Christie site Christie's Career | Partners in Crime | The Mysterious Mr. Quin
| Miss Marple Short Stories | Non-Series Stories | Christie Themes | Christie
Films | Poirot TV Shows |
Trivia, contests, character and plot outlines, and a biography of the most widely
published mystery writer of all time..|
Raymond Chandler, that most American-seeming
of hard-boiled detective fiction authors, was actually born and educated in England.
(Maybe that's where he learned to spell "OK" "okey.") He made
Hollywood his home and set the majority of his works in Los Angeles. Many of his
novels have been made into films. Find out more about him at these sites.
tribute: biography, filmography, |
-a list of Chandler's trademark similes and wisecracks, such as "He looked
about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food."|
slang: find out the difference between "taxiing with a hoofer" and
"taking the high pillow." |
Du Maurier, a devoted advocate
of traditional life in western England (see her illustrated book Vanishing
Cornwall), came from a family of writers and artists. Many of her novels and
stories have been made into films, of which Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca
and The Birds are the best-known. Find out more about her at these sites.
Harris, who received one of the largest advances in publishing
history for his Silence of the Lambs sequel Hannibal, is a former
newspaper crime reporter and a Mississippi native. He is reclusive and has never
given an interview. He often takes years to complete a novel.