While lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore, a man receives a visit from a mysterious and unsettling raven who only utters one word: "Nevermore."
Despite the fact that his first published works were books of poetry, during his lifetime Edgar Allan Poe was recognized more for his literary criticism and prose than his poetry. However, Poe's poetic works have since become as well-known as his famous stories, and reflect similar themes of mystery and the macabre. "The Raven" is one of the most well-known American poems and has influenced many modern writers, including Vladimir Nabokov and Ray Bradbury.
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Edgar Allan Poe (Author)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) reigned unrivaled in his mastery of mystery. Born in Boston, he was orphaned at age three, expelled from West Point for gambling and became an alcoholic. In 1836 he secretly wed his thirteen-year-old cousin. The Raven, ...