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The Philosophy of Composition >> Edgar Allan Poe

CHARLES DICKENS, in a note now lying before me, alluding to an examination I once made of the mechanism of “Barnaby Rudge,” says- “By the way, are you aware that Godwin wrote his ‘Caleb Williams’ backwards? 4,585 more words

American Literature

Review: The Fall by Bethany Griffin

She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.

Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. 336 more words

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Poe in Providence


American Antiquarian Society

Another iconic image of Edgar Allan Poe, looking every inch the ill-starred poet. Taken in Providence, Rhode Island in 1848, it has a rather magnificent case.

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Edgar Allan Poe in Daguerreotypes


Daguerreotype by William Hartshorn, 1848
Brown University Library

Anonymous daguerreotype, May-June 1849
J. Paul Getty Museum

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The familiar image of Edgar Allan Poe is vouchsafed us almost entirely through the medium of daguerreotypy. 89 more words

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The Tell-Tale Phelps

Wrapping up “7 days of Michael Phelps,” a little Poe:

Sorry for putting you all through this.

Edgar Allan Poe quote

“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence—whether much that is glorious—whether all that is profound—does not spring from disease of thought—from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.”