Review of “The Island of the Fay” (1841)


Edgar Allan Poe (writer).

Read in 2022.

It was during one of my lonely journeyings, amid a far-distant region of mountain locked within mountain, and sad rivers and melancholy tarns writhing or sleeping within all—that I chanced upon a certain rivulet and island.

Plotless proto-fantasy mixing a landscape into Poe’s personal-romance motif.

References here: “To One in Paradise” (1843), “The Domain of Arnheim” (1847).

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