This study guide will help you analyze the short story “William Wilson” (1839) by Edgar Allan Poe. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809- 1849) was an American writer and poet. He is considered the father of the modern detective story, and is also widely acknowledged as an innovator of the science fiction genre. He is best known, however, for his horror stories, which often involve supernatural elements, and which have redefined the genre. The story “William Wilson” was first published in 1839 and included in the 1840 collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.
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