Knowing Poe: The Literature, Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe... In Baltimore and Beyond



Maryland Public Television
2005 Webby Award Winner!
border
border border
School Days
border
Random Raven
John Astin as Edgar Allan Poe

Transcript of John Astin as Edgar Allan Poe

There are those who believe that I used my school days at Manor House as the background for my story "William Wilson." This is what I said in my tale of the school and its town: "My earliest recollections of a school-life are connected with a large, rambling, Elizabethan house, in a misty-looking village of England, where were a vast number of gigantic and gnarled trees, and where all the houses were excessively ancient. In truth, it was a dream-like and spirit-soothing place, that venerable old town."



border
border