"I had walled the monster up within the tomb!"
Described as horrifying, mystifying, and full of genius, Poe’s writing has engaged readers all over the globe. The six years Poe lived in Philadelphia were his happiest and most productive. Yet Poe also struggled with bad luck, personal demons and his wife’s tuberculosis. In Poe’s humble home, reflect on the human spirit surmounting crushing obstacles, and celebrate Poe’s astonishing creativity.
The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
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Did You Know?
Movie director Alfred Hitchcock wrote “Very likely it’s because I was so taken with the Poe stories that I made suspense films.”