Appraisal of “The Oval Portrait”

Readers, this week I bring you my appraisal of “The Oval Portrait” – a tale in which a wounded man is swept into an abandoned and alarmingly macabre mansion by his valet, only to become transfixed by the artwork. As our hero observes and reads about the portraits, he is startled by the appearance of a surreal and “life-like” oval …

The Oval Portrait

“The Oval Portrait:”


READER SUBMISSION! The Death of Virginia Clemm Poe

Another rare image of the Poe family under vastly different circumstances, i.e. the death of Poe’s beloved Virginia Clemm Poe – lost to the white plague. This image was sent to us by a reader of The Union Stylus #theunionstylus. Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe August 15, 1822 – January 30, 1847


READER SUBMISSION! Poe family portrait

Attention Readers! This image of the Poes on their honeymoon was sent to me recently by an avid and faithful reader of The Union Stylus #theunionstylus. If you have any such similar images, please submit them directly to me. Edmund Obediah Cuthbert Editor-In-Chief The Union Stylus


Appraisal of “Annabel Lee”

I do not consider myself a romantic man by nature, and perhaps, that is the reason why Edgar A. Poe’s latest poem, Annabel Lee, is a mystery to me. The poem describes a young couple deeply in love with each other, a love that is so great that even the angels in Heaven covet it. As a God-fearing man, I …

Annabel Lee

“Annabel Lee”

Is this the vestige of a once sane man now pining more for the drink than for the pen? pic.twitter.com/hwmjGXlh7x— The Union Stylus (@TheUnionStylus) May 12, 2014

Strange sightings about town?

  pic.twitter.com/hwmjGXlh7x — The Union Stylus (@TheUnionStylus) May 12, 2014


Attention Readers!!!!

There have been strange sightings of Edgar Allen Poe and his wife, Virginia Clemm Poe, around various sites in D.C.. Many of our faithful readers have sent us information that would be incredulous, if not for the sheer volume and in-depth descriptions of Master Poe and his wife. Readers, if you have any information regarding Mr. Poe, or his wife, I beg that …


Appraisal of “A Dream Within A Dream”

A journalist may fancy himself an artist. We use words to create ideas, to help others visualize our deepest thoughts and beliefs. However, as I read Mr. Poe’s “A Dream Within a Dream,” I am left to wonder if these are the musings of a man gone mad with grief, a tormented genius, or if he is in fact, something …


“A Dream Within A Dream”