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THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE by Edgar Allan Poe

1841 THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE by Edgar Allan Poe What song the Syrens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women, although puzzling questions are not beyond all conjecture. –SIR THOMAS BROWNE, Urn-Burial. THE mental features discoursed of as the analytical, are, in themselves, but little susceptible of analysis. […]

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MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE by Edgar Allan Poe

1833 MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE by Edgar Allan Poe Qui n’a plus qu’un moment a vivre N’a plus rien a dissimuler. –Quinault –Atys. OF my country and of my family I have little to say. Ill usage and length of years have driven me from the one, and estranged me from the other. Hereditary […]

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MORNING ON THE WISSAHICCON by Edgar Allen Poe

1850 MORNING ON THE WISSAHICCON by Edgar Allen Poe THE NATURAL scenery of America has often been contrasted, in its general features as well as in detail, with the landscape of the Old World- more especially of Europe- and not deeper has been the enthusiasm, than wide the dissension, of the supporters of each region. […]

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Morella by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 MORELLA by Edgar Allan Poe Itself, by itself, solely, one everlasting, and single. PLATO: SYMPOS. WITH a feeling of deep yet most singular affection I regarded my friend Morella. Thrown by accident into her society many years ago, my soul from our first meeting, burned with fires it had never before known; but the […]

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METZENGERSTEIN by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 METZENGERSTEIN by Edgar Allan Poe Pestis eram vivus – moriens tua mors ero. Martin Luther HORROR and fatality have been stalking abroad in all ages. Why then give a date to this story I have to tell? Let it suffice to say, that at the period of which I speak, there existed, in the […]

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Mesmeric revelation by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 MESMERIC REVELATION by Edgar Allan Poe WHATEVER doubt may still envelop the rationale of mesmerism, its startling facts are now almost universally admitted. Of these latter, those who doubt, are your mere doubters by profession- an unprofitable and disreputable tribe. There can be no more absolute waste of time than the attempt to prove, […]

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Mellonta Tauta by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 MELLONTA TAUTA by Edgar Allan Poe TO THE EDITORS OF THE LADY’S BOOK: I have the honor of sending you, for your magazine, an article which I hope you will be able to comprehend rather more distinctly than I do myself. It is a translation, by my friend, Martin Van Buren Mavis, (sometimes called […]

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The masque of the red death by Edgar Allan Poe

1842 THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH by Edgar Allan Poe THE “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal –the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at […]

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Marginalia by Edgar Allan Poe

1844-49 MARGINALIA by Edgar Allan Poe DEMOCRATIC REVIEW, November, 1844 In getting my books, I have been always solicitous of an ample margin; this not so much through any love of the thing in itself, however agreeable, as for the facility it affords me of pencilling suggested thoughts, agreements, and differences of opinion, or brief […]

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The man that was used up by Edgar Allan Poe

1850 THE MAN THAT WAS USED UP A Tale of the Late Bugaboo and Kickapoo Campaign by Edgar Allan Poe Pleurez, pleurez, mes yeux, et fondez vous en eau! La moitie de ma vie a mis l’autre au tombeau. CORNEILLE I CANNOT just now remember when or where I first made the acquaintance of that […]

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