Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

~The Tell-Tale Heart~The Murders in the Rue Mourge~The Devil in the Bellfry~The Raven~The Fall of the House of Usher~The Purloined Letter~The Premature Burial~Eldorado

~Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809.~His actress-mother died when he was 3 years-old; his father had already abandoned them.~Poe married his 13 year-old cousin, Virginia, when he was 27.~His wife later died at age 24; the poem Annabel Lee is his tribute to her.~Poe stated in his will that when he "died" he wanted a string tied to his finger leading to a bell just incase he was not really dead.

Edgar Allan Poe


Famous Works


~Poe invented detective fiction.~He also revolutionized murder/horror stories.


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