Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

• Attended University of Virginia 1826• Enlisted in the army in Boston 1827• Returned to Richmond and later brought his cousin Virginia and later married her•1837 Moved to New York City

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He was an orphan with a troubled childhood who became America’s first great lyric poet, the inventor of the modern detective story, a pioneer of science fiction, and the master of the macabre. Over the course of just forty years, Poe became the first internationally influential American writer. Then he died an untimely death and nobody new what caused it.

EDGAR ALLEN POE

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