Posts in “edgar-allan-poe” (6)

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209 years ago today, one of the most peculiar poets and apparitional authors to ever hold a pen was born: Edgar Allan Poe . His macabre and gothic tales have fascinated and entertained readers for… continue reading Friday Five: Edgar Allan Poe-inspired Films

By written by Peter SM    January 19, 2018    1

Move over, London! England’s capital city may count Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot among its resident gumshoes, but only Philadelphia can be called the true birthplace of the modern… continue reading #MysteryMonday: Get Clued in to Edgar Allan Poe and More

By written by Alix G.    April 10, 2017    2

Since the early days of printing, readers have been gripped by real-life tales of highwaymen and murderers, the last words of executed criminals, and fictional detective stories which have long… continue reading Crack the Case with We the Detectives

By written by Julie B.    March 24, 2017    5

His wasn’t an auspicious beginning and his end remains shrouded in mystery... 208 years ago today, Edgar Allan Poe was born to actors David Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe, in… continue reading Celebrate Poe's Life with Our Rare Book Collection

By written by Allison F.    January 19, 2017    1

Philadelphia in the early 19th century was known as the “Athens of America.” Prominent city residents had established scholarly societies, libraries, schools, theatres, and museums;… continue reading Poe's Philadelphia: Views of the City, 1838-1844

By written by Karen L.    September 16, 2015   

Looking out the window across the city on a rainy and dreary day, my mind always turns to Poe. What better author to shine a creepy candlelight on at this time of year than Edgar Allan Poe ? The… continue reading Edgar Allan Poetry

By written by Peter SM    October 11, 2013