Edgar Allan Poe
By: Kennedy Middaugh
Elizabeth Poe died in 1811, when Edgar was 2 years old. She had separated from her husband and had taken her three kids with her. Henry went to live with his grandparents while Edgar was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. John Allan and Rosalie was taken in by another family.
When Poe was 6, he went to school in England for 5 years. He learned Latin and French, as well as math and history. He later returned to school in America and continued his studies. Edgar Allan went to the University of Virginia in 1826. He was 17. Even though John Allan had plenty of money, he only gave Edgar about a third of what he needed. Although Edgar had done well in Latin and French, he started to drink heavily and quickly became in debt. He had to quit school less than a year later.
- Stories: The Black Cat, The Cask of Amontillado, A Descent into the Maelström, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Gold-Bug,Hop-Frog, The Imp of the Perverse, Ligeia, The Masque of the Red Death, Morella, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Oval Portrait, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Premature Burial, The Purloined Letter, The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, The Tell-Tale Heart