Edgar Allan Poe

By: Davide Caramellino

Background info

  • Born on January 19, 1809
  • In Boston
  • Father of the Detective fiction genre
  • Orphaned at a young age
  • University of Virginia
  • Wife dies of tuberculosis
  • Married his 13 year old cousin
  • Brother died of tuberculosis
  • Later his second wife died of tuberculosis
  • Began drinking
  • Died on October 7, 1849.

Literary style

  • Gothic
  • Dark romanticism genre
  • Questioned death
  • Father of the detective fiction genre
  • Horror
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Famous works

  • The tell-tale heart
  • The raven
  • The black cat
  • A Descent Into The Maelström
  • The island of the Fay