Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe1809 - 1849

Fame Upon Death

Edgar Poe was born in Boston in 1809. When he was very young his parents divorced leaving Edgar to Mr. and Mrs. Allan. When Edgar was 2 years of age this dear mother died. While Edgar was living with the Allans he grew up a fairly good life. Poe attended nice schools and was a normal little boy. When poe was 17 he attended the University of Virginia. Edgar soon started to drink and became in debt. Soon in consequence of drinking in 1827 Egdar went in the army. In 1835 Edgars first big hit called "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle" was wrote. Many other books and stories followed. On September 27, Poe left Richmond for New York. He went to Philadelphia and stayed with a friend named James P. Moss. On September 30, he meant to go to New York but supposedly took the wrong train to Baltimore. On October 3, Poe was found at Gunner's Hall, a public house at 44 East Lombard Street, and was taken to the hospital. He lapsed in and out of consciousness but was never able to explain exactly what happened to him. Edgar Allan Poe died in the hospital on Sunday, October 7, 1849.

1809 -Edgar Poe is born on January 19, in Boston.1815-Edgar Allan goes to school in England.1820-Edgar returns to the United States and continues his schooling.1825-Edgar attends the academy of William Burke, succeeds in athletics.1826-Edgar attends the University of Virginia, goes by "Edgar Poe".1827-Poe drops out of school because John Allan won't give him any money.1827- Poe writes and prints his first book, "Tamerlane and other Poems".1827-Poe can't support himself so he joins the United States Army.1836-Edgar Poe marries his cousin Virginia in May. She is 13.1845-Poe writes "The Raven".1849-Edgar Allan Poe dies on October 7 from an unknown cause.

*Edgar Allan poe helped bring a new sense of writing to the world.*Edgar Allan Poe helpd bring along mystery into the world.*Edgar Allan Poe accomplished the impossiable. He never sold himself short, he strived to change the way books were read and help the world understand the genre mystery.

Lasting Impact

People around the world have been inspired by his tales and poems, and may have adapted them into films and plays as well. Poe's works are taught in schools internationally.

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