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Death of Edgar Allan Poe


The death of Edgar Allan Poe on October 7, 1849, has remained mysterious: the circumstances ..... Many used Poe as a cautionary tale against alcohol and drugs. In 1941, Arthur Hobson Quinn presented...

Edgar Allan Poe, Drugs, and Alcohol - Edgar Allan Poe Society of ...


Jan 24, 2009 ... Edgar Allan Poe, Drugs, and Alcohol. ... heard anything against him except that he is occasionally addicted to intoxication” (The Poe Log, p.

The Defamation of Poe's Character


satisfaction by defaming Poe's character after his death. Indeed, many readers now believe Edgar. Allan Poe was a drunkard and a drug addict who suffered ...

Neurotic Poets - Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849: learn more about this poet's life. ... because of his frightening behavior when he was under the influences of alcohol or drugs.

Poe Educator Information Packet 2008 - Edgar Allan Poe Museum


He was an opium addict. ... Poe wrote under the influence of opium or alcohol. ... bedridden for days at a time, he does not seem to have written while under the influence of drugs. ... This is from Poe's letter to John Allan dated January 3, 1830 .

Did Edgar Allan Poe abuse alcohol or drugs - Answers.com


Poe did not use or have an addiction to drugs. The idea that Poe was a user of or was addicted to opium is a misconception that should be refuted. There are ...

The Free Information Society - Poe, Edgar Allan


Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. ... Lee " in 1849 and began becoming seriously addicted to drugs and alcohol. In 1840 ...

The life and addictions of Edgar Allan Poe - NCBI


life and addictions of Edgar Allan Poe. Robert Patterson, MD ..... addict who was " habitually fet- tered in the shackles of the drug" and confesses: "I had become a.

Was Edgar Allan Poe really a drug addict? - Greenspun


I'm no authority on the subject, but it seems to me that he was an alcoholic. And from reading some of his stuff, I'd say he probably used drugs ...

American National Biography Online: Poe, Edgar Allan


Poe, Edgar Allan (19 Jan. 1809-7 Oct. 1849), fiction writer, poet, and critic, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the second son of David Poe, Jr., and Elizabeth ...

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11 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe - Huffington Post


Oct 7, 2013 ... 11 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe .... The image of the hard- drinking drug addict that we know today comes to us courtesy of ...

20 Genius Minds and the Drugs they Were Addicted To


Edgar Allan Poe is considered a major figure in the American Romantic .... Alcohol and drug addiction certainly won't make you a genius, but getting help for  ...

The World of Edgar Allan Poe: Poe and the Milk of Paradise


Jun 14, 2011 ... -George W. Eveleth, letter to Edgar Allan Poe, January 11, 1848. One of ... Poe biographer credits the idea that he was a habitual drug user, ... Considering the popularity of the belief that Poe was an opium addict, it is rather ...