Griswold is 26 yrs, balding, bearded
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Rufus Griswold was the scheming literary critic who managed to become Poe's literary executor, and tries to destroy Poe's reputation at every turn. He has a twisted obsession with Poe and Virginia, whom he envies, yet admires more than he will admit.
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