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Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem "The Raven" cemented his reputation as a black-feathered literary master of the macabre. He wrote dozens of creepy short stories, many ending in death, with victims walled up in cellars, threatened by razor-sharp pendulums, or just haunted by the looming unknown. Edgar Allan Poe first mixed poetry with work as a soldier in the U.S. Army in the late 1820s. He was dismissed from West Point and moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he began writing prose. Throughout the More>>

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Elizabeth "Eliza" Arnold Hopkins Poe (1787 – December 8, 1811) was an English actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Poe. ... After her mother's death, Eliza stayed with the theater troupe. ... including his wife Virginia, may also have inspired Edgar Poe's often-used literary theme of dying women.

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Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his ... His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died the following .... Allan did send additional money and clothes, but Poe's debts increased. ... Perhaps softened by his wife's death, John Allan agreed to support Poe's ...

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Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (née Clemm; August 15, 1822 – January 30, 1847) was the wife of American writer Edgar Allan Poe. ... The couple often moved to accommodate Poe's employment, living intermittently in ... The disease and eventual death of his wife had a substantial effect on Edgar Allan Poe, who became ...

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Smart, fresh history of Edgar Allan Poe Childhood by PhDs and Masters from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley. ... Biography; Childhood; West Point · Writer · Death ... in Boston to Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe, Jr. His parents were traveling actors. ... Edgar was a punk, shamefully ungrateful for all the couple did for him.

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Key events and dates in a Edgar Allan Poe timeline, compiled by PhDs and Masters ... Poe's foster mother, Frances Allan, with whom he was still close, dies in ...

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A biography of 19th century American author, Edgar Allan Poe, written by Robert Giordano. ... His parents were David and Elizabeth Poe. David was born ... He did reasonably well in the Army and attained the rank of sergeant major. In 1829 ... The mystery surrounding Poe's death has led to many myths and urban legends.

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Walking Tour: Edgar Allan Poe's Publishers Row in New York City ... Poe's father and mother, both professional actors, died before the poet was three years old, ... After Virginia's death from tuberculosis in 1847, Poe's lifelong struggle with ... Once it smiled a silent dell Where the people did not dwell; They had gone unto the ...

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Aug 2, 2017 ... Did You Know? ... READ ARTICLE: 13 Haunting Facts About Edgar Allan Poe's Death and 13 True Stories Behind Edgar Allan Poe's Terror ... His literary innovations earned him the nickname "Father of the Detective Story.

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Who Was Edgar Allan Poe? Poe's Family Tree · Poe's Death Theories · FAQs · Poe's Works and Timeline. Research ... Father of the Detective Story. Poe is ...