What is "The Oval Portrait" based on?greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
What is "The Oval Portrait" based on? I thought maybe it was based on his wife Virginia or inspired by her, please notify me if you know all this! thank you:)
-- Anonymous, April 15, 2001
Um, I haven't really read that, but I do know that one of the only things his mother could give him in her will was an oval portrait of herself.
-- Anonymous, April 22, 2001