Appraisal of “The Tell Tale Heart”

Readers! Even during life’s darkest moments, when the death of a dear friend, such as Edgar Allan Poe, has shaken me nearly to the core and caused a dark cloud to descend upon me, I must see through the haze before me and realize that there is important work to be done. The work to which I refer is my …

"The Tell Tale Heart"

“The Tell Tale Heart”


Appraisal of “The Pit and the Pendulum”

Dear Readers, Friends, Even in the face of Edgar Allan Poe’s death (such a startling loss…) we shall valiantly push on, because we know our long-suffering friend, Master Poe, would want it that way. But! Before I delve into my thoughts and continue our series of appraisals focused on his works (now in memoriam), please allow me to exclusively report …

"The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allen Poe

“The Pit and the Pendulum”

Edgar Allan Poe
(1809 - 1849)

EXCLUSIVE! The Death of Edgar Allan Poe

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce the death of my dear friend and colleague, Edgar Allan Poe. Master Poe died this day, in the Year of Our Lord, 1849. The details surrounding his death are quite mysterious. Master Poe was found in a state of “great distress” and filthy manner outside of Ryan’s Tavern, …

Does this image capture the madness within the man?

READER SUBMISSION! The Madness Within?

Readers! I am astonished by this image, submitted by one of our own within The Union Stylus community. Does not this image display a glimpse of the madness that would unhinge Poe?

What a strange way to court Virginia Clemm!

READER SUBMISSION! A Strange Courtship

This confounding image was sent to us by yet another reader. What a strange way for Edgar Allen Poe to court his lovely, young cousin Virginia Clemm! Did they share a passion for macabre creatures?

The Poe family takes a romantic stroll on their Honeymoon.

READER SUBMISSION! The Poes Take a Stroll

Readers! This rare image was sent into The Union Stylus by another faithful reader. As you see, the image captures a happier time for the couple, as they take a stroll on their honeymoon. They might even be mistaken for any young pair of newlyweds… Almost!


Appraisal of “The Raven”

Readers, I am confounded. Truly confounded! First, Master Poe loses his loving and adoring wife, Virginia Clemm Poe, to the white plague. Then he begins to write a series of poems and short-stories about unnamed men who are grief stricken with similar loss. This week, I am appraising his aberrant poem, “The Raven”, in which yet another unidentified protagonist mourns …

"The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe

“The Raven”