Edgar Allan Poe
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January 19, 1809 (age 40)

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States, and of American literature. Poe was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story, and considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as a significant contributor to the emerging genre of science fiction. Poe is the first well-known American writer to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.Poe was born in Boston, the second child of actors David and Elizabeth "Eliza" Poe. His father abandoned the family in 1810, and when his mother died the following year, Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia. They never formally adopted him, but he was with them well into young adulthood. He attended the University of Virginia but left after a year due to lack of money. He quarreled with John Allan over the funds for his education, and his gambling debts. In 1827, having enlisted in the United States Army under an assumed name, he published his first collection Tamerlane and Other Poems, credited only to "a Bostonian". Poe and Allan reached a temporary rapprochement after the death of Allan's wife in 1829. Poe later failed as an officer cadet at West Point, declared a firm wish to be a poet and writer, and parted ways with Allan.

Edgar Allan Poe
1849 "Annie" daguerreotype of Poe
BornEdgar Poe
(1809-01-19)January 19, 1809
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedOctober 7, 1849(1849-10-07) (aged 40)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
United States Military Academy
(m. 1836; died 1847)
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Edgar Allan Poe, an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic, was a member of the American Romantic Movement. He is most renowned for his eerie and mysterious stories. He was one of the first American short story writers and is often regarded as the creator of the detective fiction genre. Poe is also acknowledged for helping to establish the science fiction genre. His writings had a significant impact on American literature as well as other specialized subjects such as cosmology and cryptography. His most well-known literary pieces were Gothic in nature and dealt with issues such as decomposition, premature burial, reanimation of the dead, and grieving. Poe's work is also classified as part of the gloomy romanticism genre. He became well-known for poetry such as "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee."

Edgar Allan Poe Family life


The son of stage actors, he was named after a character in William Shakespeare 's famous tragedy King Lear. He had a younger sister named Rosalie and an older brother named William. From 1835 until 1847, he was married to Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe .


Edgar Allan Poe Before Fame


Poe was unofficially adopted by a rich Scottish trader called John Allan when his mother died of illness in 1811.

Edgar Allan Poe Trivia


He was intensely interested in both cryptology and cosmology.


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Gaston Leroux followed in Poe's footsteps, making huge contributions to the French detective fiction genre.

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Facts About Edgar Allan Poe


● Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 (age 40) in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
● He is a celebrity poet
● His popular books are The Raven (1845), The Black Cat (1843), The Tell‑Tale Heart (1843), Annabel Lee (1849) and The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)
● He died on October 7, 1849, Church Home & Hospital, Baltimore, MD
● His spouse is Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (m. 1836–1847)

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