The Haunted Palace
by Edgar Allan Poe
The Haunted Palace Resources
Here's a great page that discusses sources, history, and some other thoughts about "The Haunted Palace." This whole website is packed with great Poe information. It's packed with Poe, and that pleases us perfectly, people.
Dive into a really useful website from the Poe Museum in Richmond, VA. You can check out portraits, biographical info, scans of important documents, and the always-popular much, much more.
This is a trailer for a 1960s B-movie that was supposed to be based on "The Haunted Palace." (It was actually based on a story by another great American horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft.) This flick looks amazing.
Here are some pictures from Poe's life, along with a version of the poem as a song from the musical "Edgar." (We're not making that last part up.)
Dig it: this "symphonic poem" was written by the composer Florent Schmitt, who based it on Poe's poem.
Okay, okay. So it's not the wizard himself, but the actor, Christopher Lee, who played him in LOTR. It's still a good reading, though—well worth a listen.
Poe's grave is in Baltimore. For years, a mysterious masked man would lay a rose and some cognac there on Poe's birthday. Folks got too nosy, though, so it looks like that tradition's died out. Still, we think this shot of the tombstone really captures the mood of a Poe tale.
We like this slightly abstract portrait of Poe. We think it fits well with the spooky vibe of his poems.
Articles and Interviews
Here's a link to the NY Times archives of its Poe-related articles.
Did you know that Poe's brother Henry also published a book… maybe?
Go ahead, read it cover to cover. We double-dog dare you.
Movies & TV
Dude's work has been rendered in film and TV a ton. Check out the full listing here.