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3. Gothic Undercurrents

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Edgar Allan Poe - Selected Archive Items

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[3111] James William Carling, The Raven (c. 1882),
courtesy of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond, Virginia.
This illustration, by James Carling for an 1882 edition of "The Raven," reflects the dark and foreboding tone of Poe's classic poem.

[7064] Cortlandt V. D. Hubbard, Poe's Bedroom in Philadelphia (1967),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [HABS, PA,51-PHILA,663A-4].
This photograph shows Poe's bedroom on the second floor of the building now known as the "Edgar Allan Poe House." Poe wrote many of his most famous works during the six years he lived in Philadelphia.

[7244] W. S. Hartshorn, Edgar Allan Poe (1848),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-10610].
Poe developed the detective story genre but was also known for his poetry, critical essays, and sketches.

[8643] Emory Elliott, Interview: "Mid-Nineteenth- Century America" (2001),
courtesy of Annenberg Media.
Emory Elliott, professor of English at the Unversity of California, Riverside, discusses the climate of fear which characterized much of mid-nineteenth-century American life and culture.

[8648] Emory Elliott, Interview: "The American Gothic" (2001),
courtesy of Annenberg Media.
Emory Elliott, professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, discusses the influence of the occult on nineteenth-century American writers.

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