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The Light-House (short story)

  • Type: Short Story

The Light-House is an unfinished short story or novel fragment by American author, Edgar Allan Poe. Set on a remote island off the coast of northern Norway, the narrative begins with a rookie lighthouse keeper's first day on the job. - AsNotedIn

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  • Lofoten Archipelago, 1 Jan 1796 - My first day on the lighthouse. As regularly as I can keep the journal, I will, but there is no telling what may happen to a man all alone. The cutter will have a rough passage, hardly getting within sight of the Norland before noon tomorrow.


Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1849/07/00 Edgar Allan Poe Author Edgar Allen Poe probably writes "The Light-House" between May and August 1849.
1909/01/21 George E Woodberry includes Poe's tale, which Woodberry calls "The Lighthouse", in his 'The Life of Edgar Allan Poe', Volume II.

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Particulars for The Light-House (short story):
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Structure Type Lighthouse, Light Station buildings to house navigation lights, personnel and support equipment
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Holiday New Year's Day
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Disposition Unfinished not finished or concluded, incomplete
Narrative Arts Written Fragment

Original Language: English

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