Edgar Allan Poe's Macabre Mansion
Edgar Allan Poe’s work explores the darkest aspects of the human experience, inspiring artists of every creative field and genre. The Macabre Mansion illustrates 20 of Poe’s short stories and is packed with clues and details. See if you can identify them all! Scroll down for a legend identifying the illustrated stories along with links to my favorite readings of them on YouTube.
In this making-of blog post, you can see process pictures and rough sketches.
The Balloon Hoax Once you’ve read this story, research the details of the its publication!
The Angel of the Odd A bizarre comedy about the consequences of alcoholism (written by a guilty drinker!)
A Tell-Tale Heart Extraordinary guilt drives this narrator to insanity.
The Purloined Letter The police seek help with an unsolvable case.
The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether A man slowly discovers something isn’t quite right...
Berenice When psychopaths fall in love!
The Murders on the Rue Morgue Move over Sherlock, this is the original detective story!
The Oval Portrait A man gets a glimpse into a tale of tragedy.
A Descent Into The Maelstrom An account of the immense power of nature.
Ligeia The tale of a love that transcends life itself.
The Raven An unlikely visitor gives the narrator a cold reminder that he is doomed to live with his past.
The Fall of the House of Usher A reluctant traveler pays a visit to his crazy old friend who lives in a spooky house.
Hop-Frog A little hero defends the honor of his special ladyfriend.
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar Exploring a fascination with death and what lies beyond.
The Masque of the Red Death The unthinkable horror story of a plague-ridden society.
The Black Cat The tale of a man and a cat who do not get along...
The Cask of Amontillado The ultimate act of cold-blooded revenge!
William Wilson A deeply paranoid man spirals out of control.
The Pit and the Pendulum A man is forced to face certain demise
The Gold Bug A strange and mysterious treasure hunt adventure!