Edgar Allan Poe
The life of a Madman By Jon Maxim
Edgar Allan Poe's Early Life
-His mother, Elizabeth Poe died in 1811, when Edgar was 2 years old
-When Poe was 6, he went to school in England for 5 years. He learned Latin and French, as well as math and history.
- When he was 17 he began to drink and quickly went into debt.
- Edgar when he was 18 went to Boston and joined the U.S. Army in 1827.
-In 1831, Edgar Allan Poe went to New York City where he had some of his poetry published
-In 1835, Edgar finally got a job as an editor of a newspaper because of a contest he won with his story, "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle"
- Edgar married his cousin, Virginia. He was 27 and she was 13.
-His first volume of short stories, "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque" was published in 1839
- He published his first detective story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and challenged readers to send in cryptograms, which he always solved.
-In his last days he began to go to different groups to help him to stop drinking. But this didn't help.
-Edgar Allan Poe died in the hospital on Sunday, October 7, 1849.
He was a Haunted man with an imagination that was only as dark as his mind was.
Works by Poe
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Fall Of The House of Usher
The Black Cat
The G olden Bug