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American Road® magazine's Autumn 2019 issue invites you to explore the world of Edgar Allan Poe in "Finding Edgar" and sink your teeth into a host of other spooky stories.

DETROIT, Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In this Autumn issue of American Road®, we examine locations grim and eerie. We begin with "Finding Edgar"—an homage to that unsettling and accomplished writer Edgar Allan Poe. We hunt Poe's elusive Gold-Bug across Sullivan's Island, search for Berenice's extracted teeth in his former Boston residence, perk a crooked ear to his cursed bells clanging over the campus of Fordham University, and visit his fiendish raven (the Plutonian passerine!) on the third floor of Philadelphia's Free Library. In summation, throughout our morbid yet lively pictorial essay, we go just about everywhere old Edgar ever went.

We offer a sequel to our infernal interlude with Poe in the form of "Grave Matters"—a compendium resurrecting for examination forty final resting places of the famous, infamous, and eternally fanciful across the country. (Our Editorial Editor vehemently maintains that a review of crypts, vaults, and sepulchres is an exercise from which any mortal man can reap benefit.) Here is the headstone of Mercy L. Brown, 19-year-old vampire of Exeter, Rhode Island; there is the mausoleum inside which Brooklyn merchant Jonathan Reed lived, pining away over his beloved wife's corpse. We examine the huge obelisk of Connecticut's tiny Tom Thumb, and the Cleveland statue renowned as the Angel of Death Victorious, weeping her tarry tears.

Additional tales include that of Anna "Marija" Norkus, her corpse continuing to rise west of Chicago to walk Archer Avenue, claiming for herself the title of Best-Known Ghost in the Midwest. Read all about her, along with more otherworldly stories: the possessed doll named Robert, a mummy called Sylvester, a girl with an axe chopping away parts of Massachusetts, and more tales of grisly subjects entombed in the Autumn issue of American Road—which our fetid wretch Poe didn't write.

To preview the current issue, visit: https://www.americanroadmagazine.com/magazine/preview-american-road-magazine.

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American Road® (americanroadmagazine.com) is an award-winning periodical published quarterly by Mock Turtle Press, distributed internationally by Disticor.


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