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 Edgar Allan Poe did it again

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rodenbach
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PostSubject: Edgar Allan Poe did it again   Wed 19 Dec 2012, 05:20

I am an avid reader. Getting into bed early with a book is one of my favourite pastimes.

Over the last couple of months, I have read the complete collection of Edgar Allan Poe's novels in a Dutch translation. (For you that might be difficult to read, for me it's more easy than the English versions, simply because it's my native language...)

I've learned to known Poe's work in 1979, when I was in the army and bought ... a record by the Allen Parsons' Project: 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination'. That piece of vinyl made me curious about Poe, and I've been hooked ever since.

So every now and then I grab one of his books and start reading. This Autumn turned into a Poe Marathon, like I already said, re-reading all of his novels (once again)

I then decided to go for the 'original', went to the local library and got hold of a copy of 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination', a Wordsworth Classic edition. I reckoned it would be easier to read in English after having read his stories in Dutch. Any unfamiliar word would fill in by itself, since I already knew the storylines.

I was in the mids of 'Facs In The Case Of M. Valdemar' when -to my great surprise- I found a ten Pound note, that a previous reader must have been using as a bookmark.

Now how's that for a Tale of Mystery and Imagination? Edgar Allan Poe did it again, 163 years after his death!

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PostSubject: Re: Edgar Allan Poe did it again   Wed 19 Dec 2012, 06:58

Don't be surprised if you get messages from the Scots members of the forum all claiming that the tenner is theirs! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Edgar Allan Poe did it again   Wed 19 Dec 2012, 07:05

Meldrew wrote:
Don't be surprised if you get messages from the Scots members of the forum all claiming that the tenner is theirs! Wink

I'll be glad to return it to the righful owner... if somebody claims the correct serial number Twisted Evil
(= not the one on the pic)
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PostSubject: Re: Edgar Allan Poe did it again   Wed 19 Dec 2012, 08:21

I'll give you five euros for it, but you will have to pay postage to UK. Smile

Offer valid only if Charles Darwin is on the reverse.

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PostSubject: Re: Edgar Allan Poe did it again   Wed 19 Dec 2012, 08:29

For me this find is a genuine reason to ride to Calais (only 60 miles from home) and get on board a ferry to Dover ;-)

Have to wait till next Spring, I suppose. 'cause no fun in doing it now: cold, wet, foggy, etc...

I had the 'last ride of the year' earlier today - managed to hit the ton as a kind of celebration. Pretty 'cool' ride it was, @ 4°C / 32°F.
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PostSubject: Re: Edgar Allan Poe did it again   Wed 19 Dec 2012, 12:41

I wondered where that bookmark got off to. Poe, the man, is almost as interesting as his works.
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