NPR logo

Two Hundred Years Of Edgar Allan Poe

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/99514935/99517526" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Two Hundred Years Of Edgar Allan Poe

Author Interviews

Two Hundred Years Of Edgar Allan Poe

Two Hundred Years Of Edgar Allan Poe

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/99514935/99517526" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Monday, Jan. 19 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the American master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.

The city of Baltimore, where Poe sometimes lived, is a place full of his haunts, including his house on Amity Street and the tavern where he drank before his death in 1849.

Baltimore is holding a year-long Poe commemoration, and Saturday night actor and Baltimorean John Astin will present an hour of Poe's works at Westminster Hall.

The actor, who is perhaps best known as "Gomez" in The Addams Family, joins host Scott Simon to remember the master.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.