Manet Le Corbeau Illustration
“Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore...”

Illustration by Édouard Manet.

The Edgar Allan Poe Collection of Susan Jaffe Tane

Hirshland Exhibition Gallery
Carl A. Kroch Library
September 29, 2006 - February 24, 2007
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

With Nevermore, Cornell University Library celebrates one of America’s greatest writers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the achievements of a superb collector, Susan Jaffe Tane. Susan Tane’s extraordinary collection documents Poe’s remarkable life and work through the artifacts of his own hand in his own time. The exhibition features many of Poe’s unique manuscripts and letters, scarce copies of his first editions, rare examples of the original newspaper and magazine issues in which much of his work first appeared, and editions of his most famous poem, “The Raven.”

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