Edgar Allan Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe at The University of Baltimore
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When Edgar Allan Poe was inspired by Charles Dickens' pet raven

On this day in 1845, Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic masterpiece “The Raven” was published by the New York Evening Mirror, which helped catapult the macabre writer to fame. The magazine’s editor said the …

Delightfully Macabre, Vintage Edgar Allan Poe Book Covers

Today is the 172nd anniversary of the publication of "The Raven"!
"The Raven" was first published 172 years ago on this day in 1845.
A rare photo of the horror writer and Baltimore icon Edgar Allan Poe will be auctioned in New York on — when else? — Valentine's Day.

Rare photo of Edgar Allan Poe goes up for auction at New York gallery

Sixth-plate tintype of Edgar Allan Poe, which was taken a few weeks before Poe's death, after a daguerreotype by William A. Pratt.
"This is a true story about fabrications that improbably became common knowledge. The protagonist is a poet whose name you’ll recognize, but whose life is still widely mischaracterized. It would have been his birthday today, Jan. 19. The story’s villain is a poet whose name you won’t recognize, but is arguably the sole reason you believe the false information."
-- The Huffington Post

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"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
--Edgar Allan Poe, born #OTD in 1809

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Edgar Allan Poe was born "Edgar Poe" in Boston, Massachusetts, on this day in 1809.
Today is the 208th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe.
"In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own."
--from "Marginalia" by Edgar Allan Poe
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"Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."
― from "The Raven"

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"The realities of the world affected me as visions, and as visions only, while the wild ideas of the land of dreams became, in turn,—not the material of my every-day existence--but in very deed that existence utterly and solely in itself."
―from "Berenice" Edgar Allan Poe

(Illustration for "Berenice" by Harry Clarke, from Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination, 1919.)
“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
"The customs of the world are so many conventional follies."
―from "The Spectacles" by Edgar Allan Poe
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Neil Gaiman Reads Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”: One Master of Dramatic Storytelling Reads Another. via Open Culture

Neil Gaiman Reads Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”: One Master of Dramatic Storytelling Reads Another