source: personal copy
author: Edgar Allan Poe
first line: MISERY is manifold.
Berenice is a favorite short story by the master of macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.
How is it that from beauty I have derived a type of unloveliness? – from the covenant of peace, a simile of sorrow? But as, in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born.