“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” — Edgar Allan Poe

In Her Own Words: A Valentine for Edgar Allan Poe

Virginia Poe was Edgar Allan Poe’s devoted wife (and first cousin.) Though widely believed to be the inspiration for Poe’s writing and recurring themes of dark beauty and doomed devotion, only one piece of writing from his wife survives: an acrostic Valentine to Edgar in 1846, less than a year before she would die at […]
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