The Censer

Title

The Censer

Description

In the story Ligeia, there is a censer, which is an incense burner, that puts off light in the brides chamber where the narrator's second wife, Lady Rowena Trevanion, is dying. The narrator keeps seeing shadows from the light but there is nothing their. The light from the censer and the shadows are to signify his first wife's, Ligeia's, spirit which eventually takes over Lady Rowena Trevanion's body.

Source

Ligeia by Edgar Allen Poe

Contributor

Dustin Drew

Relation

Image Source: Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/17.190.360

Format

Text

Language

English

Type

Short Story

Files

h2_17_190_360.jpg

Citation

“The Censer,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed June 15, 2024, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/112.