Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 1809 – 7 October 1849 / Boston) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction
Annabel Lee is the last complete poem composed by this master of the most beautiful and dark romanticism.
The poem, written in 1849, was not published until shortly after the death of its author, the same year.
Definitely one of my favorite poems and here it’s reading by the wonderful actor Basil Rathbone.