The Pit and the Pendulum, The Black Cat, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven -classics of poetry and horror, seen in a hundred films, known all over the world. But who wrote these amazing works? Yes, the great Edgar Allan Poe - a familiar name to many perhaps. But who actually was this famous Edgar Allan Poe? Where did he come from? Was he really an opium addict and alcoholic? Did he marry his cousin, a thirteen year old child? Did he have a shocking affair with his wife''s mother? Was he expelled from West Point? Did he attack, sometimes physically, the leading writers of the day? Was he a monster, or a misunderstood genius? Edgar Allan Poe''s family hailed from Ireland and Wales. Dedwydd Jones brings a special understanding to the tortured brilliance of his fellow Celt. In The Raven Man, Dedwydd Jones presents an historically accurate picture of the extraordinary Mr Poe, set in his own day, where Poe is seen, for the very first time, as someone who was all too human after all.