Protagonist of Pit and the Pendulum

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Title

Protagonist of Pit and the Pendulum

Description

Painting on the fore-edge of "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe." Image of the protagonist of Pit and the Pendulum is based on illustration by Arthur Rackham. The figure appears gaunt and terrified, clad only in his "wrapper of coarse serge." Standing at the rim of the pit, he is surrounded by ghoulish figures with their "demon eyes, of a wild and ghastly vivacity." Top edges are crowded with red-eyed bats and tail edges with rats. Painting is signed with monogram MF.

Coverage

1899

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Identifier

GV-02_FE_001

Format

image/jpeg

Type

image

Language

eng

Date

7/17/17

Collection

Citation

Frost, Martin (artist), “Protagonist of Pit and the Pendulum,” Digital Collections, accessed July 20, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/25002.
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