Edgar Allan Poe
Who was Edgar Allan Poe?
He was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. His parents were David and Elizabeth Poe. Poe was 3 when his mom died, and by the age of 6 he went to school for 5 years. Later he came to school in America. He drank heavily and became in debt which got him kicked out of his college.
How much of his life was filled with sickness and death? And what was his first written work?
Edgar's first written work was when he was six years old. But his first work to be published was when he won a contest for a editor of a newspaper. His first work for the newspaper, the one he won the contest with, was "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle."
What was his most significant work? What themes form his life evident in his work?
The themes of his work are both horror and detective fiction. Because he was surrounded by death, which would explain the horror. And detective fiction would be from how they would have died.
What was Edgar's Influence? and What Genre does he do?
They say he was the inventor of the modern detective story and innovator in the science fiction genre.