The Cask of Amontillado' by Edgar Allan Poe
'The Cask of Amontillado' by Edgar Allan Poe. The narrator, Montresor, buries Fortunato alive, bricking him into a wall cavity (immurement) as revenge for a perceived slight. Caption: 'Unsheathing my rapier, I began to grope with it about the recess'. Illustration by Arthur Rackham (1867 - 1939). EAP American author & poet: 19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849.
'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe
'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe. Police are investigating the disappearance of a missing man, whose blood-stained body is shown hidden under the floorboards. The narrator, while explaining about the disappearance of his lodger believes he can hear the beating of the dead man's heart. Caption: 'I swung the chair upon which I had been sitting, and grated it upon the boards!' (to cover the sound of the heart beating). Illustration by Arthur Rackham (1867 - 1939). EAP American author & poet: 19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849.
Red Sunday in St. Petersburg
Red Sunday in St. Petersburg - 22 January 1905. From drawing by Arthur Garratt. During Russia Revolution of 1905. Georgiy Apollonovich Gapon, an Orthodox priest (1870- 1906), organised a workers' petition to be delivered to Tsar Nicholas II. The marchers were massacred by the Imperial Guard. GAG: