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Edgar Allan Poe: What's going on?

Detective Fields: I'm Detective Fields. Please, sit down, Mr. Poe.

Edgar Allan Poe: Yes. The infamous Detective Fields. Am I under arrest?

Detective Fields: No... not just yet.

Edgar Allan Poe: Then I'd rather stand! It makes it easier to leave!

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Maddux: I believe that God gave him a spark of genius and quenched it in misery. But as far as something like this... The only thing he's ever killed is a bottle of brandy.

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Edgar Allan Poe: Her innocence was the first part of her soul to die.

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Ivan: That's life, isn't it? So much less satisfying than fiction.

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Ivan: The idea of drinking something that will kill you, but having time to carry on a conversation is, as they say, fraught with dramatic possibilities.

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[first title card]

Title Card: On October 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe was found, near death, on a park bench in Baltimore, Maryland. The last days of his life remain a mystery.

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Edgar Allan Poe: You're mad.

Ivan: Really, Mr. Poe? You're one to talk.

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[first lines]

Breathless Tenement Man: It's the fourth floor.

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[last lines]

Detective Fields: Hello, Ivan.

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Edgar Allan Poe: You are referring to one of my stories. A work of fiction!

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Edgar Allan Poe: I often thought I could hear the sound of darkness as it stole across the horizon, rushing towards me. But here I was overwhelmed by a sorrow so poignant. Once she finally died I felt in all candour a great release, but it was soon supplanted by the return of that dark and morbid melancholy that has followed me like a black dog all my life...

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Spoilers 

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Edgar Allan Poe: Take this kiss upon the brow!/And, in parting from you now/ Thus much let me avow/You are not wrong, who deem/All that we see or seem/Is but a dream within a dream.

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