Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday With Celebrities Reading “The Raven”

Listen to Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Christopher Walken, James Earl Jones, and Lou Reed read his most famous poem

Two hundred and eight years ago today, Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Famous for his Gothic stories of murder and madness, Poe’s work has had a profound influence on the horror genre and helped create the genre of detective fiction. To celebrate his birthday, here are a whole bunch of different people reading his iconic poem “The Raven”:

Christoper Lee

Vincent Price

Christopher Walken

James Earl Jones

Lou Reed

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