Will the “Poe Toaster” show up tomorrow in Baltimore? For over 60 years, a mysterious tribute has appeared at Edgar Allan Poe’s gravesite in Baltimore – a bottle of cognac and a bouquet of red roses on his birthday, but last January 19, no cognac, no roses.
Let me know, Baltimoreans.
I got hooked on short stories with Edgar Allan Poe – my favorites, The Telltale Heart, and The Oval Portrait – you can read them as you sip your cognac.
My favorite is A Cask of Amontillado. Not a wasted word and somewhat more subtle in its effects than some of the others.
ah – I had forgotten that one -revenge and pride – lethal combination – thanks for the reminder