Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

John and Frances Allan raised Edgar in Richmond, Virginia after his mother's death, but did not adopt him. Edgar had much affection for Frances, but often argued with John, who was often abusive.

"The Raven" is the most famous of Poe's poems. Although he was only paid $9 for the poem, it made Poe a national celebrty. Click here for an interactive actibity of "The Raven."

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"Ever With Thee"


Elizabeth Hopkins Poe, Poe's Mother, was a popular English-born actress. Edgar was two years old when she died.

Poe in Richmond

Poe's Life - Interactive Timeline

Edgar moved to Baltimore to live with his aunt, Maria Clemm, and his cousin, Viginia Clemm. They evenually married. Virginia was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Poe was devastated.

Poe's Baltimore

After Virginia's death, Poe started to drink excessively.

Poe in Baltimore Activity

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