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Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE; 279 more words


The scariest story ever written for your Halloween pleasure

“The pit and the pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe is, in my estimation, the scariest short story ever written. My choice of this story might have something to do with the fact that I was only seven or eight when I first heard it (wildly inappropriate campfire-story choice, YMCA summer camp leaders) and the terror of that first encounter with Poe’s lyricism and cadence has stayed with me. 6,148 more words


Romantic Friday

Happy Birthday Keats! Also, we have io9’s first look at the Bennett sisters fighting zombies, Wordsworth doing keg (claret?) stands, clever writing at the train station, war, contagion, and evermore nevermore–and more. 371 more words

Happy Halloween 2014

Happy Halloween. Enjoy your day and enjoy Vincent Price reading The Raven.

Here is An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe Starring Vincent Price:

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Holiday Post

Spirits of the Dead

Thy soul shall find itself alone
‘Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy. 151 more words


A terrifying cartoon for a terrifying day

I’ve been reading my fair share of classic spooky literature. This is basically how Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’ would be if it was made today in comic form and was about getting disturbed at lunch time. 61 more words


All Hallows' Eve

This is totally Poe’s day.


The Raven


Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary…



The Fall of the House of Usher… 18 more words