Edgar Allan Poe

Max A.

Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

Edgar Allan Poe was widely acknowledged as the inventor of Science Fiction Genre. But he made a living as America's first great Literary Critic. He also had two siblings, one guy one girl. They where William Henry Lenard Poe and Rosalie Poe.

What was his child hood like?

Edgar had a horrific childhood at a very young age. Both of his parents died when he was 3. He was adopted by a nice family from Virginia that provided for him what his other parents couldn't because of there TB. He used that anger and sadness into his writing. He wrote his first book when he was 13, but couldn't

How big a part of his life was filled with sickness and death?

Alot of sickness and death was in his life because like it says up^ above, both his parents died when he was 3. Also his wife died at the age of 24, the same age as his mother when she did. And of the same disiese, TB( Teberculosis).

When did he publish his first written book?

He publshed his first book when he was 18, the book was called "Tamerlane." It was part of a collection called" Tamerlane and Other Poems". The book was very famus and made alot of money.

What was his most significant work?

Edgar was widley acknowledged as the inventor of the science fiction genre, but he made a living as a literary critic. Poe was a very good writer and how he put fear and chills into everyyone who read his books and poems.

What themes in his life are evidant in his work?

Alot of horrible things in hs life are evidant in the work. All the anger and fear throughout his life. Like being adopted, and watching your parents die, your fiancee cheating on you, wathing your wife die. Thats enough to emotionally scar a man for life.

Why was his death such a mystery?

His death was such a mysery because knowone knew how he died. He was missig for a week, when they found Poe he was drunk at a bar. Then he died days later.

What was Edgar Allan Poe's impact on the world?

His books always put fear in the readers who read his books and his poems. It also inspired people to write like him too.

What genre did his books fall into?

Edgar Allan Poe's was the inventor of detective fiction genre which later emerged to science fiction.

Why do you think Poe wrote the way he did?

I think he wrote the way he did because he had bad times as a child, bad things happened to him. So he used is emotions and put it in his writting.