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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. In 1827, he enlisted in the United States Army and his first collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems, was published. In 1835, he became the editor of the Southern Literary Messenger. Over the next ten years, Poe would edit a number of literary journals including the Burton's Gentleman's Magazine and Graham's Magazine in Philadelphia and the Broadway Journal in New York City. It was during these years that he established himself as a poet, a short story writer, and an editor. His works include The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Raven. He struggle with depression and alcoholism his entire life and died on October 7, 1849 at the age of 40. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction.

Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the second child of itinerant actors David and Elizabeth “Eliza” Poe. His father abandoned How to Save on Shipping Aliexpress the family in 1810, and his mother died the following year. Poe was taken into the foster care of John Allan, a Virginia tobacco farmer, and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia. As Edgar Allan Poe, he distinguished himself at the University of Virginia but fell into debt from gambling. His stepfather’s disapproval shattered their relationship, and Poe left home to seek his fortune.

Poe married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm, in 1836; she died of tuberculosis in 1847. Despite his prolific activities - journalism, poetry, lecturing, short stories, publishing, criticism, and experimentation with fictional genres, including the detective novel which he virtually invented with the publication of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841) – he received scant recognition for his efforts until the publication of “The Raven” (1845). The poem’s instant popularity gave him a new visibility in literary circles, but his personal situation remained desperate: poverty, illness, drink and the physical decline. In 1849, he was found sick, injured and semi-conscious in a Baltimore tavern. Taken to hospital, he lingered four days but never recovered. Poe died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849, at age 40. The cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to disease, alcoholism, substance abuse, suicide, and other causes.

Poe was one of the most original writers in the history of American letters – a genius who, thanks to his dire reputation, was tragically misunderstood during his lifetime. When Baudelaire enthusiastically translated his work, Poe found a wider audience in Europe and became not only an enormous influence on modern French literature, but also on the acclaimed work of writers such as Dostoevsky, Conan Doyle, and Jules Verne.
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