Edgar Allan Poe Illustrations

I inherited THE COLLECTED STORIES OF EDGAR ALLEN POE from my grandmother’s library. This macabre image scared me and all my friends, but even more terrifying was illustrations rats tearing at a captive man’s flesh from THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM.

I loved Edgar Allan Poe’s works, especially The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. The idea of swirling to an unexpected doom thrilled my 10 year-old mind.

Recently I thought about selling the book. A dealer offered $200. I refused the money.

No one can buy the horror of a young boy.

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