Fri, 01/18/2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm


  • Mount Holly

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), wrote numerous imaginative stories and poems that explored the supernatural, and articulated a shadowed landscape between sanity and madness, death and life. Many of his works, such as the poem "The Raven," have become influential classics of American literature that still resound today. In this reading group, we will discuss individual short stories, examining recurring themes in Poe’s work, as well as plot, characterization, narrative viewpoint, prose style, and unity of effect.

At this meeting, we will be discussing "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Fall of the House of Usher." Please read them and come prepared to share your viewpoint. Tea and coffee will be available.

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"During the whole of a dull, dark and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length, found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher."  


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