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Gore Place: Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Macabre

Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Macabre at Gore Place
Sat, 01/28/2017 - 3:00pm
Sat, 01/28/2017 - 5:00pm
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA
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Born in Boston in 1809, Poe ranks among the great American authors, inventor of the detective story, a wicked satirist and a master of the thriller. Literary historian Rob Velella brings Poe to life in a one-man, living history presentation with readings, biographical details, and wonderfully dark humor. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy some favorite and lesser known works by the Master of the Macabre!
Along with portraying Poe and other 19th century literary lights, Rob Velella maintains “The American Literary Blog.”  His love of 19th century American literature began with an early interest in Edgar Allan Poe which was rekindled in college. In working on TALB, Rob has come to appreciate both the works and the biography of many authors and hopes to spread that appreciation to others. In addition to Poe, Rob also portrays Nathaniel Hawthorne as well as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A native of Waltham, Rob currently resides in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.  Ticket information TBA.