All About Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe's Early Life

Edgar Allen Poe was born 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. His mother and father died when Edgar was only two years old in 1811. He is the second oldest of three children. Edgar and his siblings were taken in by a wealthy tobacco merchant named John Allan, who would later on drive Edgar to be a strong businessman. Poe was inspired to write by the traumatic deaths of his parents. The name "Poe" brings words like "murderer" and "madmen" to a person's mind because of the type of stories he wrote. Some stories include "The Black Cat" which was published in 1843, and "The Tell-Tale Heart" was written in the same year. Unfortunately Edgar would die six years later.

Edgar Allan Poe Mid-Life

Edgar went to West Point Academy and later on was expelled in 1831.

He married Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe on May 16, in 1836. She was 7 when he was 20 when they met and it made their relationship very awkward and creepy, and the fact that she was his cousin made it worse. They married when she was 13 and he was 27. He wrote “The Black Cat” and the “Tell Tale Heart” in the same year, except on different dates. “The Black Cat” was written on August 19th of 1843, and “The Tell Tale Heart” was written in January of 1843. The book “The Raven” was published in 1845.


The Death of Edgar Allan Poe


The death of Edgar Allan Poe occurred October 7th 1849 in Baltimore Md , it was a mysterious death . The death’s cause was never really fully discovered . Alcohol , carbon monoxide poisoning , heavy metal poisoning or even a beating ? Edgar was only 40 years old when he died . He was a very talented man was a American author , poet , editor and literary critic . Edgar began writing and writing poems when his parents died in the year of 1811 . Edgar became an orphan at the age of 3 . His parents were traveling actors but family were dirt poor. He didn't have a stable home when he was born . Edgar’s wife’s name was Virginia Eliza Clemm she died at the age of 24 . She wasn't just a wife she was also his cousin which was part of the reason people didn't agree with their relationship. Edgar’s death still remains a mystery .

Titles Of Stories Edgar Wrote