- Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic
|Born:||19 January 1809 Comment |
|When did Edgar Allan Poe die? / Died||07 October 1849|
|How many years did Edgar Allan Poe live? / Lived||40 years|
Edgar Allan Poe facts
- Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre
- He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story
- Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction
- He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career
- Poe was born in Boston, the second child of two actors
- His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died the following year
- Thus orphaned, the child was taken in by John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia
- They never formally adopted him, but Poe was with them well into young adulthood
- Tension developed later as John Allan and Edgar repeatedly clashed over debts, including those incurred by gambling, and the cost of secondary education for the young man
- Poe attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money
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