Edgar Allan Poe
By: Marissa Ohl
- Edgar Allan Poe was a foster child and was taken in by the Allan family.
- Also known as "Father of the Detective Story"
- Born in 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts
- When he was two his mother passed away and his father had abandoned the family already
- Enrolled at the University of Virginia
- In 1830 after leaving college, he enrolled at West Point, then turned to writing full time
- He then later settled in Richmond, Virginia.
- He secretly married his thirteen year old cousin then in 1836 publicly married her
- He was a very harsh critic
- Wrote creepy stories involving drugs
- Invented detective fiction
- Murders in the Rue Morgue, first ever detective story
- The Raven was his breakthrough, known by everyone
- October 7th 1849 died at 40 , Virginia to NY died in Baltimore Hospital
- Cause of death is Unknown
Some of his most commonly known works are
- The Raven
- The Tell Tale Heart