THE OVAL PORTRAIT Edgar Allan Poe Background of Writer Name : Edgar Allen Poe Nationality : American Date of Birth : January 19, 1809 Death : October 7, 1849 (At the age of 40) He was a writer, poet, editor and Literary Critic best known for his poetry and short stories. About this Story Original Title : Life in Death Genre(s) : Gothic Horror Publisher : Graham’s Magazine Publication Date : April 1842 This story presents Relationship between Art and Life Power of Art Power of Love Aesthetic Beauty Symbol and Setting Setting : A desolate chateau in the Apennines which is the mountain range in central Italy Symbol : Painting is a symbol of mortality of love and immortality of art Vocabularies Gothic – go’-thik (belonging to Middle Ages; old-fashioned; nonmodern) Chateau – sha-tow (an impressive country house or castle in France) Apennines – a-pu, nInz (a mountain range extending the length of the Italian penisula) Valet
This blog is created as a source of reference notes to the students of Intermediate, Bachelor's and Master's Degree. It is requested to all of the viewers to refer to the original text for the best outcome. The contents of this blog are presented on the perspective of the writer's understanding, so summaries are likely to be incomplete and sometimes even misleading. Please COPY and DOWNLOAD available notes at your own risks.