Poe’s Stories [Video Reading]

In 1839, Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia and became coeditor of Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, a journal that published essays, fiction, reviews, and poems, as well as articles on sailing, hunting, and cricket. Poe’s articles ran the gamut of topics. He explained the parallel bars, mused about the mysteries of Stonehenge, and reviewed more than eighty books on varied topics. It was in this magazine that he first published “The Fall of the House of Usher.”