Edgar Allen Poe - The Forgotten Cosmologist
By Philip Jennings. From ALGOL - The Official Magazine of The York Astronomical Society. Issue 79 – June 2011 Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary. Edgar Allan Poe is best associated with dark, gothic tales of black cats and swinging pendulums; a disturbed fellow who ended his days in a very mysterious manner – repeatedly shouting ‘Reynolds’ before dying of unknown causes....
An unquiet slumber
It is a most terrible night. The wind is roaring outside and I have been woken from sleep and some terrible dreams. The last thing in my mind as I gained consciousness, was a ghost story which I had to write down, immediately, before it slipped back into the night. It’s written here, in first draft, exactly as the dream dictated it to me. An unquiet slumber The Coach & Horses was a...