Edgar Allan Poe's Death

By: Janice Pak

Background Information

Edgar Allan Poe was an American author who wrote short horror stories. He was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. Some of Poe's most famous works were the Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Black Cat.

Some Theories on How Poe Might Have Died

Fun facts about Edgar Allan Poe

  1. Poe's hair was a collectors item
  2. Poe was buried in an unmarked grave in his grandfather’s plot in Westminster Burying Grounds in Baltimore.
  3. Four days before his death, Poe was found at a poll place on a voting day

Quote

"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity" -Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Citations

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