Harness, Charles L. Lurid Dreams
Divergence: 1826 CE
What if: Gambling debts did not force Edgar Allan Poe to quit the University of Virginia, and he later lived to serve as a Confederate general at Gettysburg.
Summary: Via astral travel, a 21st-century man searches for when/where Poe's life turned to literature.
Published: Avon 1990 (0380757613).
Original in: English.
Translation: Italian by Marzia Iori as Sogni pericolosi, Mondadori 1993.