Edgar Allan Poe: Five of His Greatest Tales
OverviewOctober 24, 2022, 4:00 pm
The name Edgar Allan Poe immediately conjures thoughts of macabre tales and haunting imagery that have made him one of the most celebrated writers in American history. In this presentation, we will explore the literary qualities and narrative brilliance that enabled Poe to become one of the most adept authors of the short story genre in all of the nineteenth century. We will consider such classic works as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and more, as we explore Poe’s place in the literary pantheon and his relation to such contemporary luminaries as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and the other writers who helped give American literature of the time its vibrancy and enduring appeal.