Archive for March 6, 2009


An article in the Daily Telegraph here draws readers attention to a letter written to his publishers by Edgar Allan Poe asking them to forgive his misbehaving after a drinking binge in New York in 1842, and to buy an article because he was “desperately pushed for money”. He blamed his friend William Ross Wallace “The simple truth is Wallace would insist upon the juleps….”.

The article was rejected but according to the online article it did not get Poe down because he joined a “temperance movement in 1949“!
Writing crime fiction obviously aids longevity or there is a need for a copy editor at the Telegraph.