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Editor’s Note: The following film is a 13-minute adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “Ligeia.” As the creators of this film write: The short story, “Ligeia,” by Edgar Allan Poe, suggests that not only is life sustainable through the power of one’s will, but a strong will could bring someone back from the dead. In both the classic story and in this film, a writer obsesses over the memories of his dead wife and longs to “restore her to the pathway she had abandoned.” Though this adaptation takes place in the modern world – and uses Poe’s actual text as narration – this film looks, sounds and feels as though it could have been made long ago.

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Published: Oct 31, 2017
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Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole. His most famous works include the short stories "The Tell-Tale Heart," The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Murders in Rue Morgue," and "Ligeia," and the poems "The Raven," "The Conqueror Worm," "Annabel Lee," and "The Bells."
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