Edgar Allan Poe was an American author and poet best known for his stories of mystery and the macabre. He was born in 1809 and orphaned at an early age. In 1825, 26 year old Poe married his 13 year old cousin…..bizarre by today’s standards but not unusual for the time. His poem “The Raven” was published in 1835 to instant success but more sadness came his way with the death of his wife to Tuberculosis just two years later. Poe himself died at the age of 40 from unknown causes. He was a master of the short story and his work is still celebrated today. Here he is then…..Edgar.
Edgar’s body is part of a chair back. His base is from an old screen and the table is an antique spool. On the table there is a fancy little inkwell complete with a feather quill pen. The paper contains a rough draft for his poem “The Bells”.