10. Each has become a cultural icon with a recognizable face, which has appeared on postage stamps and, in Jane Austen’s case, on legal tender. Her image is on a new ten-pound note. She has inspired “more sequels, prequels, and fan fiction than any other classic author." Poe has more than 250 writing credits listed in IMDb (Internet Movie Database). He is the only author with an NFL football team named for one of his poems, also the subject of a Simpsons’ episode, pop culture at its best.
Can you think of any other parallels between Austen and Poe? To win a copy of my Poe-themed mystery, The Tell-Tale Tarte, leave a comment by July 25th. UPDATE: Congratulations to Jenne, who won the book!
Read more about Poe on my site: Poe's Invention of the Detective Story, Poe and Lincoln, and Poe Trivia.
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