The Borgo Cast - The Intersections of Dracula
We are back from a week off due to Easter with Edgar Allen Poe's Ligeia. That's right, its another Cold Reading From a Cold Grave! I feel the need to explain this week's choice. As you all know, Cold Readings From a Cold Grave are just that, short stories I have never read before. Thus, Ligeia has a reputation for being the closest to a vampire story Poe ever gets. That being said, its not super vamp-tastic. There are definitely vampire connections and the story definitely fits the bill of a Gothic or Dark Romantic cousin, like The Woman in White. So though I was mislead on the Vampire connections, I was very pleased to read this short story.
In what follows we suss out the vampire connections (what little there are) and also situate Dark Romanticism with Transcendentalism, which Poe is taking to task in Ligeia. So tune in and let us know what you think!
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