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Ligeia

Ligeia

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Websites

Poe Stories

A nice look at Poe's stories and poems, complete with biography, full text versions of his works, and other assorted goodies.

The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore

A great website for all things Poe, with an emphasis on scholarly texts.

The Poe Museum

Another helpful resource

American Masters

This great site form PBS has lots of great information on Poe.

Poe's Grave

This site has lots of pictures of Poe's grave.

Movie or TV Productions

The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

This is the last of a long series of movies based on Poe's works directed by Roger Corman. It's not a particularly faithful adaptation. Just look at the tagline: "Even on her wedding night she must share the man she loved with the 'female thing' that lived in the Tomb of the Cat!" Remember the Tomb of the Cat? No? Neither do we.

Ligeia (2009)

Don't believe the title. This is not Edgar Allan Poe's "Ligeia." Unless we skipped the part about "soul stealing."

Historical Documents

Many Forms of "Ligeia"
This page, from the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, contains a number of different versions of "Ligeia," so you can see how Poe revised the story over the years.

Video

The Trailer for Ligeia (2009)
Straight out of the twisted mind of Edgar Allan Poe!

Images

A Famous Photo of Poe

If you only see one picture of Poe this year, this is the one to check out.

Henry Clarke's Illustration for "Ligeia"

This is only the tip of the iceberg: Clarke did many other illustrations based on Poe's work.

A Painting of Ligeia by Byam Shaw

Here's one man's take on the final moment of "Ligeia."

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