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Preview — Eleonora by Edgar Allan Poe
...."Eleonora was the name of my cousin."
...."Hand in hand about this valley, for fifteen years, roamed I with Eleonora before love entered within our hearts."
Expecting dark and grim, was quite surprised by the tenderness in the prose that delivered a warm-hearted message "in the silence of the night."
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
Eleonora is a short story ,with a lyrical sentimental prose ,that shows the glory of love.Through a simple story line Poe recites the story of a protagonist who recollects two distinct periods in his life.The first one is about his love for his cousin Eleonora who dies at a young age ,and his vow to remain loyal to her ,the second is about his marriage to Erm ...more
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Of course, this story is significant due to the autobiographical aspects, but the least engaging story by Poe I’ve read so far. The writing style is sentimental and pompous. I don’t think I will read the other two related stories, Morella and Ligeia.
The end is kinda unexpected and abrupt, if this is what ...more
Another masterpiece everyone should read.
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence -- whether much that is glorious- whether all that is profound -- does not spring from disease of thought...
A good story, a unique one by Poe, it is not like his other work and it has a happy ending.
Great read with a beautiful thumbnail on Youtube
Of all the short stories I've read so far, this one seemed most similar to Poe's own life. Two cousins who fall in love and live an idyllic life. They are torn apart by her death, but he promises to love her forever.
It was charming writing and short enough that it didn't make me bored. (A frequent occurrence while reading Poe.)
In this piece, a piece with a relatively happy ending (which makes a pleasant change of pace for lovers of Poe, Gothic and romance) - we find a young couple.
The story follows an unnamed narrator who lives with his cousin and aunt in "The Valley of the Many-Colored Grass," an idyllic paradise full of fragrant flowers, fantastic trees, and a "R ...more