The Deaths of the Women in Poe's Life
Clip: Season 31 Episode 8 | 1m 53s
Throughout his life, Edgar Allan Poe lost the women he loved, including his mother, adoptive mother and wife, many to tuberculosis. Their absence played a huge role in his writing. According to Poe, who often focused on death and loss in his works, "the death, then, of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world."
Aired: 10/30/17Video has closed captioning.