Early life This plaque in Boston marks the approximate location  where Edgar Poe was born. Poe was then taken into the home of John Allan, a successful Scottish merchant in Richmond, Virginia who dealt in a variety of goods, including tobacco, cloth, wheat, tombstones, and slaves. John Allan alternately spoiled and aggressively disciplined his foster son. There he studied at a boarding school in Chelsea until summer
Poe's father and mother, both professional actors, died before the poet was three years old, and John and Frances Allan raised him as a foster child in Richmond, Virginia. John Allan, a prosperous tobacco exporter, sent Poe to the best boarding schools and later to the University of Virginia, where Poe excelled academically.
After less than one year of school, however, he was forced to leave the university when Allan refused to pay Poe's gambling debts.
Poe returned briefly to Richmond, but his relationship with Allan deteriorated. Inhe moved to Boston and enlisted in the United States Army. His first collection of poems, Tamerlane, and Other Poems, was published that year.
Neither volume received significant critical or public attention. Following his Army service, Poe was admitted to the United States Military Academy, but he was again forced to leave for lack of financial support.
He then moved into the home of his aunt Maria Clemm and her daughter Virginia in Baltimore, Maryland. Poe began to sell short stories to magazines at around this time, and, inhe became the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond, where he moved with his aunt and cousin Virginia.
Inhe married Virginia, who was thirteen years old at the time. It was during these years that he established himself as a poet, a short story writer, and an editor.
He returned briefly to Richmond in and then set out for an editing job in Philadelphia. For unknown reasons, he stopped in Baltimore. On October 3,he was found in a state of semi-consciousness. Poe died four days later of "acute congestion of the brain.
Poe's work as an editor, a poet, and a critic had a profound impact on American and international literature.
|Edgar Allan Poe - Poet | Academy of American Poets||Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.|
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|Edgar Allan Poe bibliography - Wikipedia||A bas-relief bust of Poe adorns the marble and granite monument which is simply inscribed with the birth and death dates of Poe although his birthdate is wrongMaria, and Virginia who, inwas reinterred with her husband and mother.|
His stories mark him as one of the originators of both horror and detective fiction. Many anthologies credit him as the "architect" of the modern short story. He was also one of the first critics to focus primarily on the effect of style and structure in a literary work; as such, he has been seen as a forerunner to the "art for art's sake" movement.
Baudelaire spent nearly fourteen years translating Poe into French. Today, Poe is remembered as one of the first American writers to become a major figure in world literature. A Prose Poem Fiction.Edgar Allan Poe A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life and Work (Paperback ed.).
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Edgar Allan Poe’s death remains one of the great mysteries of American literature. Life.
Poe was the son of the English-born actress Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe, Jr., an actor from Baltimore. Home > Students>Poe's Works and TImeline.
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