Advent calendar, Day 1 - Advent hymns aren't about angels on high singing gloria in excelsis. They're more about whatever those shepherds were singing before the angels interrupted...
Thursday, December 25, 2008
The Pit and the Pendulum
Another illustration by Harry Clarke. The strange-looking blade (who built that thing?), the victim's expression, and of course the rats make this picture truly nightmarish.
If you want more information about this classic Poe tale, please read on.