Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Born on January 19, 1809, Boston, Massachusetts. Edgar Allan Poe was an American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor. In his early life his mother died when he was only three. After this he was sent to live with John and Frances Allan of Richmond Virginia. John was a tobacco merchant, and money was no issue for the family. While he was getting older and being brought up as a man his mother also died. He was then sent to the University of Virginia, where he saw his future as a writer.After this he went into the army in 1827. Before he got there he punlished his first book Tamerlane and Other Poems, and when he was at the academy he published a set of books. In 1829 he was kicked out of the military academy. He then focused on writing full time and moved to stay in Baltimore with his aunt Maria Clemm and her daughter Virginia from 1831 to 1835. While living with them he fell in love with his cousin Virginia and later married her in 1836.Poe lived in a time where he could not make very much money writing. He published many different books and poems. Just never making much off of them. One of the greatest of his works was the Raven, It was a great poem but he only made 17 dollars off of it. So he never had very much money, but he always loved his wife more than anything in the world and did whatever he could to maker her happy. His beloved wife Virginia died in 1847, and Poe could not bear to live without her. So he started to drink, and became insane. October 3, 1849 Poe was found in Baltimore in great distress. He was taken to Washington College Hospital where he died on October 7. His last words were "Lord, help my poor soul."

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Stories"The Black Cat" (1845) "The Cask of Amontillado" (1846)"The Tell-Tale Heart" (1850)"William Wilson" (1842"A Descent Into The Maelström" (1845)Poetry"Annabel Lee" (1849) "The Bells" (1849) "The City in the Sea" (1831) "The Conqueror Worm" (1843)"The Raven" (1845) "The Sleeper" (1831) "To The River" (1829)


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