“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, Read by Christopher Walken

“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is evocative enough when read aloud, but Christopher Walken’s flawless recitation, accompanied by appropriate sound effects and beautifully engraved illustrations from the art of Paul Gustave Doré, makes it unforgettable. Enjoy!

(The text of the entire poem is available here.)

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement.

Paul Gustave Doré (January 6, 1832 – January 23, 1883) was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor.

Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943-) is an American stage and screen actor who has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows.

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