Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”
On January 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem, "The Raven", was published for the first time on the pages of New York's The Evening Mirror. Poe's signature dark, supernatural atmosphere, together with the exceptional musicality of the piece, made so that the poem was received with great success from the very day of its release. To this day, The Raven remains one of the most popular examples of American poetry, as well as one of the most frequently referenced poems in popular culture.
"Raven", illumination from the manuscript "Livre des propriétés des choses", ms. 0399, f. 146v, 1447, Bibliothèque Municipale, Amiens.