Did there suddenly come a rapping at this door?

Dead 160 years ago yesterday, Edgar Allen Poe lived for more than three years in what is now known as the Poe Cottage on Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx, writing such works as “The Cask of Amontillado” and “Annabel Lee,” notes the New York Daily News.

I didn’t find in a quick search where the poet wrote “The Raven,” but I discovered that it was first published in the long gone Evening Mirror on Jan. 29, 1845 as an “advance copy.”  So the Bronx cottage could not have been the site of any tap, tap, tapping.  Alas. Continue reading

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