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A PREDICAMENT by Edgar Allan Poe

1838 A PREDICAMENT by Edgar Allan Poe What chance, good lady, hath bereft you thus? COMUS. IT was a quiet and still afternoon when I strolled forth in the goodly city of Edina. The confusion and bustle in the streets were terrible. Men were talking. Women were screaming. Children were choking. Pigs were whistling. Carts […]

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THE POWER OF WORDS by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 THE POWER OF WORDS by Edgar Allan Poe OINOS. Pardon, Agathos, the weakness of a spirit new-fledged with immortality! AGATHOS. You have spoken nothing, my Oinos, for which pardon is to be demanded. Not even here is knowledge thing of intuition. For wisdom, ask of the angels freely, that it may be given! OINOS. […]

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THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM by Edgar Allan Poe

1842 THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM by Edgar Allan Poe Impia tortorum longos hic turba furores Sanguinis innocui, non satiata, aluit. Sospite nunc patria, fracto nunc funeris antro, Mors ubi dira fuit vita salusque patent. (Quatrain composed for the gates of a market to he erected upon the site of the Jacobin Club House at […]

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Vengeance, a love story by Jerry Jett

(chapter 1)Vengeance, a love story by Jerry Jett As she rode thru the streets on her custom R6 homing in on the psychic signature of one of the creatures that had killed her bestfriend Cindy. Barbara had time to think. Natural causes. Bullshit. 23 year olds didn’t die of natural causes. She thought she had […]

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THE OVAL PORTRAIT by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 THE OVAL PORTRAIT by Edgar Allan Poe THE CHATEAU into which my valet had ventured to make forcible entrance, rather than permit me, in my desperately wounded condition, to pass a night in the open air, was one of those piles of commingled gloom and grandeur which have so long frowned among the Appennines, […]

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THE OBLONG BOX by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 THE OBLONG BOX by Edgar Allan Poe SOME YEARS ago, I engaged passage from Charleston, S. C, to the city of New York, in the fine packet-ship “Independence,” Captain Hardy. We were to sail on the fifteenth of the month (June), weather permitting; and on the fourteenth, I went on board to arrange some […]

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NEVER BET THE DEVIL YOUR HEAD A Tale With a Moral by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 NEVER BET THE DEVIL YOUR HEAD A Tale With a Moral by Edgar Allan Poe CON tal que las costumbres de un autor,” says Don Thomas de las Torres, in the preface to his “Amatory Poems” “sean puras y castas, importo muy poco que no sean igualmente severas sus obras”- meaning, in plain English, […]

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THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM OF NANTUCKET by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM OF NANTUCKET by Edgar Allan Poe PREFACE UPON my return to the United States a few months ago, after the extraordinary series of adventure in the South Seas and elsewhere, of which an account is given in the following pages, accident threw me into the society of several […]

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MYSTIFICATION by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 MYSTIFICATION by Edgar Allan Poe Slid, if these be your “passados” and “montantes,” I’ll have none o’ them. NED KNOWLES. THE BARON RITZNER VON JUNG was a noble Hungarian family, every member of which (at least as far back into antiquity as any certain records extend) was more or less remarkable for talent of […]

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THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET A Sequel to “The Murder in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET A Sequel to “The Murder in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe INTRODUCTION There are ideal series of events which run parallel with the real ones. They rarely coincide. Men and circumstances generally modify the ideal train of events, so that it seems imperfect, and its consequences are […]

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