Edgar Allan Poe. Album Phantasy Pieces. William Wilson Lyrics. What say of it? what say of conscience grim, That spectre in my path? Chamberlain’s Pharronida. LET me call myself, for the present, William Wilson. The fair page now lying before me need not be sullied with my real appellation. William Wilson (1839) is among the earliest doppelgänger novels, only preceded by Siebenkäs (1797) by Jean Paul, Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte (1814) by Adalbert von Chamisso and Die Elixiere des Teufels (1815) by . Poe may not have known these works. His inspiration for William Wilson came from an article by Washington Irving about a Spanish nobleman who killed his doppelgänger in a duel. William Wilson" Track Info. Phantasy Pieces Edgar Allan Poe.
We present the first of four parts of the short story "William Wilson," by Edgar Allan Poe. The story was originally adapted and recorded by the . That is not my real name. That name has already been the cause of the horror – of the anger of my family. Wilson did not belong to my family, even very distantly. But if we had been brothers we would have been near to each other indeed, for I learned that we were both born on the nineteenth of January, eighteen hundred and nine. This seemed a strange and wonderful thing.
Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story
William Wilson" was first published in October 1839 in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine. The story is written by Edgar Allan Poe, an American writer famous for his works of short fiction and of poetry, both in the horror genre. The story tells the tale of a man and his doppelganger, or ghostly double, who pursues the man around the world trying to keep him away from vice. See a Poe biography as a source, such as Edgar Allan Poe by Arthur Hobson Quinn. But the question of whether Poe is personally invested in the themes and psychology of the work is certainly subject to debate. William Wilson is significant among Poe’s work for being less Gothic, less horrific, and less melodramatic than most of his other stories or poems. It is a bit of a departure, both in style and in plot, from the theatrical horror of stories like "The Tell-Tale Heart" or "The Fall of the House of Usher.
The school that Wilson attended was an old one, surrounded by high walls that were topped with a layer of mortar and jagged glass. It was prison-like, extremely severe, and the only respite from its strict oppressiveness were the brief walking trips on Saturdays and the ceremony of the Sunday church services. Wilson has never forgotten the preacher-principal of the school, and neither should we. The man is a paradox. In church, he had a "countenance. demurely benign"; yet at school, he had a "sour visage" and administered the school's laws with extreme severity.
His name was the same as mine - William Wilson - although he did not belong to my family in any way. He seemed to feel some love for me, and had entered the school the same day as I had. Many of the boys thought we were brothers. I soon discovered that we had been born on the same day: January nineteenth, eighteen hundred and nine. Wilson continued his attempts to command me, while I continued my attempts to rule him. The strange thing is that, although I did not like him, I could not hate him. We had a battle nearly every day, it is true.
Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life. Birthday: January 19, 1809. Nationality: American. Famous: Quotes By Edgar Allan Poe Poets. Died At Age: 40. Sun Sign: Capricorn.
Best known for his tales of the macabre and mystery, Poe was one of the early American practitioners of the short story and a progenitor of detective fiction and crime fiction. In this narrative I have therefore designated myself as William Wilson. in spite of the bravado with which in public I made a point of treating him and his pretensions. after leaving Dr. or should have said. that he mingled with his injuries. and of the passionate energy of mind which enabled me to excel.
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