Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 5: The Premature Burial

The Premature Burial by Harry Clarke, 1919

The Premature Burial by Harry Clarke, 1919.

“THERE are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.”-The Premature Burial, Edgar Allan Poe

4 thoughts on “Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 5: The Premature Burial

  1. Amazing illustration. Did you read Bill Bryson’s book “At Home”?.,The section about the burial practices in churchyards in London was quite horrific. They became so overcrowded that the smell was overpowering and families could not even go to their loved one’s burial because of the putrefaction. A lovely thought leading up to Halloween.

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