The House of Usher

I loved school…really…loved it…everything about it…so it’s no big surprise that I chose to teach.  My other option would have been to just stay in school…just take classes year after year..like Ignatius J. Riley (google).  Except for the god-awful hat and his propensity for Lucky Dogs (just….ewww…I live here and I can say that), he was kinda my hero.  I took a Poe class in grad school and had to write a 20 page paper on The Fall of the House Of Usher (and not not counting all those extraneous pages like the title and bibliography and such)…20 pages….on a 7 page short story…before the internet and wikipedia.  I know everything about the Ushers now…ask me anything…and if I don’t know, I’ll make something up and make it sound like symbolism (that’s how I got A’s in all my lit classes 🙂  In short, Roderick’s crackers (that’s a technical term we non lit majors use).  He and his sister Madeline are the last of a wealthy line of Ushers and live alone in a creepy mansion in the early 1800’s.  SPOILER ALERT! A friend comes to cheer Rod up, they read books and poetry, play music, bury the sister alive…nothing works…you just can’t cheer crack pots up.

The House of Usher

The guys at 22769 have an Usher skybox full of awesome period furniture at The Secret Affair this round.  Truly excellent stuff that will look good in any haunted mansion that will ultimately kill itself.  I’ve used all the pieces, as well as the Nevermore cage (which I loooove), except for Madeline’s coffin….saving that for another, more creepy, pic 🙂

22769 ~ [bauwerk] The House Of Usher Skybox
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Rodericks Salon Sofa
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Salon Endtable
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Chair for Musiclovers
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Rodericks Harp
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Usher Window Drapes
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Rodericks Book Shelf
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Rodericks Console
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Long Case Clock
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Roses Side Table
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Usher Rug
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Rodericks Books
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Picture Frame : Madeline Usher
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Picture Frame : Roderick Usher
22769 ~ [bauwerk] The Nevermore Black/Gold

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