The Raven is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, which Jack Schitt was imprisoned in from the end of The Eyre Affair to mid-way through Lost in a Good Book, when Brik Schitt-Hawse forced Thursday Next to release him. He changed the text of the poem, but as he was not in the original manuscript, the change only affected one copy.

The Cheshire Cat told Thursday that it was one of the places she "should not go", as gothic fiction had a way of drawing people in so they couldn't get out.