Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

“When I wish to find out how wise, or how stupid, or how good, or how wicked is any one, or what are his thoughts at the moment, I fashion the expression of my face, as accurately as possible, in accordance with the expression of his, and then wait to see what thought or sentiments arise in my mind or heart, as if to match or correspond with the expression.”

  • From Edgar Allan Poe’s The Purloined Letter in Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Works (JKL Classics, 2017).


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