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The Black Cat Comic by Edgar Allan Poe and Bernie Wrightson
This post contains affiliate links. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic American piece of literature. This short story is often the first introduction to Poe and Gothic writing for many high school students as it is often on the curriculum. Despite being short it requires concentration and thought and students wrestle with it looking for meaning, intent and just what makes it chilling. Lurking on a shelf at the back of the library a somewhat different […]

The Black Cat Comic by Edgar Allan Poe and Bernie Wrightson

~ It’s never too late to discover something completely new ~   Peaking around the local library a new discovery was made. Cats have permeated everything (and no, that isn’t the discovery) What do you get when you mix the Japanese love of cats plus their other obsession, manga? CAT + MANGA = ? Any ideas? Have a guess??? Black cat manga and anime!           Black Cat  is a Japanese Shonen Jump manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro […]

Shonen Jump Black Cat

October 27 It is Black Cat Day in the United Kingdom. Such a wonderful idea to raise awareness of these beautiful creatures.     Here is some information about black cats that you might not know (and may help you love them even more): King Charles I of England believed that black cats were lucky, and he had one. He believed that if anything happened to his cat his kingdom would collapse. Interestingly the day after the cat died the king […]

October 27 Black Cat Day #BlackCatDay

    For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not — and very surely do I not dream. But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburthen my soul. My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a […]

Halloween Reading – The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

Last Word To A Dumb Friend
    Black Cat A ghost, though invisible, still is like a place your sight can knock on, echoing; but here within this thick black pelt, your strongest gaze will be absorbed and utterly disappear: just as a raving madman, when nothing else can ease him, charges into his dark night howling, pounds on the padded wall, and feels the rage being taken in and pacified. She seems to hide all looks that have ever fallen into her, so that, […]

Black Cat ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Blak cat day
  Black cats are the stuff that stories and poems are made of. Mysterious, magical, dramatic. Beautiful eyes, hypnotic gaze.       So, why on earth don’t people like them???? Superstitions, folklore, witches, old wives tales. The result is that black cats are harder to adopt to forever homes, are abandoned at a higher rate and spend more time languishing in  shelters. In an attempt to combat this October 27th has been designated National Black Cat Day by Cats […]

Black Cat Day #BlackCatDay

Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness illustrated by Gris Grimly
  This post contains affiliate links. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is a short story that was published in 1843 and like many of Poe’s stories deals with mystery, sanity and the supernatural. Tense and fear provoking this story has been given a somewhat edgy  treatment for young readers in the book, “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness” illustrated by Gris Grimly.  Drawing upon the story of “The Black Cat” (and 3 other Poe stories) Gris Grimly has […]

Halloween Reading – The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated by Gris Grimly

Close up or black cat
  Look at this gorgeous creature charming you with it’s gaze. Perched so lightly, the black cat almost seems to hover in thin air. The Black Cat. Absolutely, one of the most beautiful of cats. Sadly, also the most mis-understood. Fears and superstitions surround it, even to this day. Associated with bad luck, witches and curses. Seeing one in some cultures is considered an evil omen.  If a black cat crosses your path many believe that bad luck will befall them. However, certain […]

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