A Dream Within A Dream is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. In this video the poem is read by Tom O’Bedlam. This poem was published in 1849 and talks about Virginia Clemm, Poe’s Cousin, whom he married when she was 13 and he was 27. Virginia became ill with tuberculosis when she was 20 and died when she was 24. This provides some insight into Poe’s melancholia.