"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore".
The poem makes use of folk, mythological, religious, and classical references. Century publication of The Raven is illustrated all throughout by William Ladd Taylor. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated. Collation: Complete with all pages.Binding: pictorial hardcover; tight and secure. 8.5in X 6.5in (21cm x 17cm). The item "1889 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe Occult Horror Poetry Illustrated WL Taylor Art" is in sale since Wednesday, January 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "schilb_antique_books" and is located in Columbia, Missouri.
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