Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Edgar Allan Poe Action Figure!

ACCOUTREMENTS - Edgar Allan Poe Action Figure:

Others available include Sherlock Holmes, Pope Innocent III, Ben Franklin, Shakespeare and Blackbeard...

Edgar Allan Poe Action Figure
This 5-1/4' (13.3 cm) tall, hard vinyl Edgar Allan Poe Action Figure captures the father of the modern horror story in stark black and white with a hauntingly pale complexion and a removable plastic raven. Pose him on your bookshelf next to your volumes of his poetry and prose. Illustrated blistercard. UPC

Friday, April 08, 2005

Haunted Places in Maryland

Haunted Places in Maryland:

Huge list of allegedly haunted spots includes a few with connections to E.A.P.

Baltimore - Westminster Church - featured on 'Sightings- The Ghost Report' (you can rent it at a video store near you). The graves at this church date back to the 1700's. Edgar Allen Poe is buried here. Along side his wife Virginia. Famous ghost hunters have visited this place with their ghost hunting gear such as EMF (Electronic Magnetic Field Detector) and EVP ( Electronic Voice Phenomenon). A lot of ghost hunters have heard voices, seen, and felt the ghosts here.

Prose: Eleonora

Eleonora. Poe, Edgar Allan. 1917. Eleonora, The Fall of the House of Usher & The Purloined Letter. Vol. X, Part 3. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction

"...From the dim regions beyond the mountains at the upper end of our encircled domain, there crept out a narrow and deep river, brighter than all save the eyes of Eleonora; and winding stealthily about in mazy courses, it passed away at length through a shadowy gorge, among hills still dimmer than those whence it had issued. We called it the “River of Silence,” for there seemed to be a hushing influence in its flow. No murmur arose from its bed, and so gently it wandered along that the pearly pebbles upon which we loved to gaze, far down within its bosom, stirred not at all, but lay in a motionless content, each in its own old station, shining on gloriously for ever..."

George Tucker reads Edgar Allan Poe's ''The Raven'' (HamptonRoads.com/Pilot Online)

George Tucker reads Edgar Allan Poe's ''The Raven'' (HamptonRoads.com/Pilot Online)

"... hear George Holbert Tucker read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." The recording was made in 2001, one of several readings Tucker recorded for presentation on Pilot Online during holidays. Coincidentally, the first piece Tucker wrote for the newspaper in 1947 was on Poe’s appearance at the old Norfolk Academy."