Line(s) of the Day The Tell-Tale Heart

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“Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded…”

The utterly wonderfully short story The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe (1809 – 1849), which tells of the unnamed narrator’s descent into madness as he murders his uncle. I’m a huge fan of the Gothic master, including The Raven, Alone and Ligeia.

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Photography: Short Stories and Sports Books

I’ve always had a big interest in books. And amid my interest in the classic and the contemporary novels, I’ve had a big passion for short stories and sports books. I’ve quoted a few of them on my Literature and Sports pages but wanted to share them as pictorial form. You’ll find these two photos and plenty of others on my Instagram page of Raphaelalexx.

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Awards/Notifications: Liebster Time

An awards post now. My thanks to the ever awesome Vinnie who continues to entertain, educate and impress on his stylish blog, for the nomination. You should definitely hop on over if you haven’t already.

I’ll have to skip the 11 fun facts for reasons of time, but I’ll happily answer Vinnie’s questions and provide my own for nominees.

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Line(s) of the Day #HowdoILoveThee

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.

How do I love thee (Sonnet 43) was written by Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning ( 1806 – 1861) and is considered her most famous work. Browning had been writing poetry since the age of five and was an inspiration to later literary figures such as Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson.

Line(s) of the Day #EdgarAllenPoe

Edgar Allen Poe quote

There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.

Legendary Boston-born American writer Edgar Allen Poe (1809 – 1849), who as well as being known for his Gothic style, also helped set up the detective genre.

Line(s) of the Day #TheRaven

The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

The opening lines of the poem ‘The Raven’ by Gothic writer Edgar Allen Poe (1809 -1849)