The Avenging Conscience was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1914. It is 50 minutes long, a step in Griffith’s progressive move into feature films. His next film was to me his controversial masterpiece, Birth of a Nation. This film is …

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Edgar Allan Poe

From The Baltimore Sun Wearing all black with the broad brim of a hat to preserve his anonymity, a man stepped up to Edgar Allan Poe‘s gravesite on Saturday to resurrect the tradition of toasting the long-dead writer on his …

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Edgar Allan Poe

THE PURLOINED LETTER By Edgar Allan Poe Nil sapientiae odiosius acumine nimio. (Don’t be too clever for your own good) – Seneca At Paris, just after dark one gusty evening in the autumn of 18-, I was enjoying the twofold …

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John Tenniel illustration 1858 The Raven

The Raven BY EDGAR ALLAN POE Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—     While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of …

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