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  2. Edgar Allan Poe - Wikipedia

    Edgar Allan Poe (né Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic who 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 of American literature.

  3. Edgar Allan Poe | Biography, Poems, Short Stories, & Facts

    Edgar Allan Poe, (born January 19, 1809, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.—died October 7, 1849, Baltimore, Maryland), American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre. His tale “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841) initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his ...

  4. Edgar Allan Poe | Poetry Foundation

    Edgar Allan Poe’s stature as a major figure in world literature is primarily based on his ingenious and profound short stories, poems, and critical theories, which established a highly influential rationale for the short form in both poetry and fiction. Regarded in literary histories and handbooks as the architect of the modern short story ...

  5. Edgar Allan Poe - Poems, The Raven & Quotes - Biography

    Edgar Allan Poe was a writer and critic famous for his dark, mysterious poems and stories, including ‘The Raven,’ ‘The Black Cat’ and ‘The Tell-Tale Heart.’. Updated: Oct 8, 2021.

  6. Poe Biography - Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7th, 1849. The doctor labeled his cause of death as “phrenitis” (inflammation of the brain) which was commonly used when the true cause of death was unknown. Because of these mysterious circumstances, and the persona of Poe, there is much speculation about the true manner of his death.

  7. Edgar Allan Poe bibliography - Wikipedia

    The works of American author Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) include many poems, short stories, and one novel. His fiction spans multiple genres, including horror fiction, adventure, science fiction, and detective fiction, a genre he is credited with inventing. [1] These works are generally considered part of the Dark ...

  8. Edgar Allan Poe biography | American Masters | PBS

    A man profoundly ahead of his time, Edgar Allan Poe pointed to the mysteries of the psyche. Here is a summary of his life and career.

  9. The Troubled Life of Edgar Allan Poe - Psychology Today

    A particularly appropriate person is Edgar Allan Poe, poet, short story writer, and creator of both the science fiction and detective genres, who exemplified the image of the alcoholic writer. 1 ...

  10. Edgar Allan Poe - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

    Edgar Allan Poe (Boston, Estados Unidos, 19 de enero de 1809-Baltimore, Estados Unidos, 7 de octubre de 1849) fue un escritor, poeta, crítico y periodista romántico [1] [2] estadounidense, generalmente reconocido como uno de los maestros universales del relato corto, del cual fue uno de los primeros practicantes en su país.Fue renovador de la novela gótica, recordado especialmente por sus ...

  11. Edgar Allan Poe - U.S. National Park Service

    Pioneering author, editor, poet, literary critic, husband, son...Edgar Allan Poe lived just to the age of 40 but his works continue to captivate readers around the globe today. Early Life Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. Both of his parents were actors. His mother, the much admired Elizabeth Arnold Poe was a talented actress.