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Edgar Allan Poe, short stories, tales, and poems

Edgar Allan Poe, short stories, tales, and poems
by Robert Giordano This site contains short stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Allen Poe is a common misspelling), story summaries, quotes, and linked vocabulary words and definitions for educational reading. It also includes a short biography, a timeline of Poe's life, and links to other Poe sites. Most people recognize Poe by his famous poem, "The Raven". Others may have read one of his more popular dark and creepy tales like, "The Fall of the House of Usher" or "The Tell-tale Heart". Poe wrote quite a few gothic stories about murder, revenge, torture, the plague, being buried alive, and insanity.

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Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), American poet, critic, short story writer, and author of such macabre works as “The Fall of the House of Usher” (1840); I looked upon the scene before me - upon the mere house, and the simple landscape features of the domain - upon the bleak walls - upon the vacant eye-like windows - upon a few rank sedges - and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees - with an utter depression of soul which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the after-dream of the reveller upon opium - the bitter lapse into everyday life - the hideous dropping off of the veil. There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart - an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime. What was it - I paused to think - what was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the House of Usher? Young Edgar traveled with the Allans to England in 1815 and attended school in Chelsea.

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Top 10 best classic horror stories of all time As a lover of books, probably more than films, I couldn’t but consider why in the lead up to Halloween horror films are all over the cinema billboards and litter the TV schedule, while classic gothic literature is relegated to dusty library shelves. Granted, scary movies boast something of a cult following, and its much less committal to watch a movie than read a book, yet few are actually good films. Damsels in distress walking around a dark haunted house in their underwear, werewolfs, zombies and vampires rising from the dead and hungry for blood are the basic scary movie preambles. In truth there are few seminal movies of the horror genre which have made cinema history, but there are plenty of dark literary works, that well, are true masterpieces. Take a trip into the western canon of literature and come out the other side, scared and more cultured.

The Raven in popular culture Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" has been frequently referenced and parodied in contemporary culture. Immediately popular after the poem's publication in 1845, it quickly became a cultural phenomenon. Some consider it the best poem ever written.[1] As such, modern references to the poem continue to appear in popular culture. Most Amazing Sand Sculptures Most Amazing Sand Sculptures Anyone who has ever been to the beach has probably tried to sculpt a simple sand structure of some sort.Well leave it to the pros, because we have some great sand sculpture pictures listed below. 36 Comments: rachael said... I've tried making sandcastles before..

Classic Gothic Ghost Stories Christmas Ghost Stories: The Ghost of Christmas Past Goes Further Back Than You Might Realize Philipsburg Manor in Winter, Sleepy Hollow, New York “When I returned to the drawing-room, I found the company seated around the fire, listening to the parson, who was deeply ensconced in a high-backed oaken chair, the work of some cunning artificer of yore, which had been brought from the library for his particular accommodation. […] Read the full article →

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