Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 1: The Masque of the Read Death

The Masque of the Red Death by Harry Clarke, 1919

The Masque of the Red Death by Harry Clarke, 1919

“The “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.”-The Masque of the Red Death, Edgar Allan Poe

Counting Down to Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, Day 2: The Fall of the House of Usher (Clarke)

The Fall of the House of Usher by Harry Clarke, 1919

The Fall of the House of Usher by Harry Clarke, 1919

“While I gazed, this fissure rapidly widened-there came a fierce breath of the whirlwind-the entire orb of the satellite burst at once upon my sight-my brain reeled as I saw the mighty walls rushing asunder-there was a long tumultuous shouting sound like the voice of a thousand waters-and the deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the “HOUSE of USHER.”-The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe