By Edgar Allan Poe
After the dying of the gorgeous Annabel Lee, a tender guy contemplates their love story—the passionate love of their early life, and the affection that maintains even after her passing.
Despite the truth that his first released works have been books of poetry, in the course of his lifetime Edgar Allan Poe was once famous extra for his literary feedback and prose than his poetry. in spite of the fact that, Poe’s poetic works have considering develop into as famous as his recognized tales, and replicate related subject matters of poser and the macabre. “Annabel Lee” was once the final whole poem composed by way of Poe, and was once probably encouraged by way of his spouse, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe.
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Thus, if my first book claimed generally to bring together law and literature of a particular period, this one is concerned with specific aspects of both. Page x That concern is not, however, perfectly balanced. I rarely examine in depth specific cases involving contract law. I am instead interested in the importance that legal thinkers gave to contract as a way of understanding social relations. In contrast, I do closely examine selected literary texts. This imbalance betrays my training as a literary critic.
Literature and societyUnited States History19th century. Promise (Law) in literature. Social ethics in literature. Contracts in literature. Law in literature. Social status in literature. Title. 48-1984. Page v To Jayne Page vii Contents Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii 1. Introduction 1 2. Contract and the Road from Equity 25 3. Henry James and the Construction of Privacy 53 4. In the Hands of The Silent Partner and Spiritual Regulation in The Bread-Winners 88 5. The Rise of Silas Lapham and the Hazards of Realistic Development 122 6.
My response is twofold. First, the story that I tell is not the only story to be told. Unlike others, I do not claim to discover a logic that accounts for every text produced in the age. At the same time, I think that my story is an important one, one that would remain untold if contract in the law and realism in literature were not put in relation to one another. Readers will have to decide if they agree that it is a story worth telling. Second, selecting other works would not have substantially altered my claims about either the failed promise of contract or a potential within realistic texts that distinguishes them from other texts written at the time.