Evening Mirror [New York]

“Wood Pavements” Though Edgar Allen Poe is best known for his haunting short stories, at various points in his life he supported himself as a reporter. Several of his best-known short stories–including “Murders in the Rue Morgue”– were based on newspaper accounts of horrific events. This short story, for example, drew its inspiration from the coverage of the murder of Mary Celia Rogers in the New York Herald. Go here to view article

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