The Raven was published in 1845 and was by far Poe’s most popular work catapulting him into instant fame. It has become a cultural icon for its symbolism and dark imagery.

This film was the recipient of a 2015 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Best Educational Program. It also received two Emmy nods in the craft categories for Best Editing and Best Original Music Composition. It is used as a teaching tool in schools throughout the United States.