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Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe born in Boston, Massachusetts, US January 19, 1809, was a famous writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is also famous for his poetry and short stories. He wrote many mysterious tales and macabre these are very famous. He was a central figure of Romanticism in the USA in his time. He was one of the USA earliest practitioners of the short story. He is also known as the inventor of detective stories, fiction stories.

Poe was the 1st writer that earn with his writing but his life and career were financially very difficult. His parents are both actors father name David and mother name Elizabeth “Eliza” Arnold Hopkins Poe. His mother died in his early life and father abandoned his family in 1810. After they were taken by John and Frances Allan Richmond, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia but left university due to lack of money.

Poe joined the army in 1827 and also, he starts his career in this year. In 1827 Poe second father died. Poe married in 1836 and his wife name Virginia Clemm with his 13-year-old cousin. Poe 1st poem publishes in 1845, poem name “The Raven”. His wife died after two years of his publication.

Poe’s work has worth in literature all around the world and people those are related to cosmology and cryptography are very impressed with his work. His work mostly famous in music, literature, television, and films.

Mystery Writes of America every year present an annual award with the name of Edgar Award to pay a tribute of his work.

Poe’s Early Life

Edgar Pao early life was very poor and difficult, but after his parents the Allan family adopt Poe. The Allan family was very rich and millionaire family of that time in his city. In 1825 John Allan died and the all wealth was transfer on Poe’s name. In 1825 Poe celebrated his expansive wealth by own property of the two-story house. Poe named this house ‘’Moldavia’’.

Military Life of Poe

Poe joined the military on May 27, 1827, using the name ‘’Edgar A Perry’’. On November 8, 1827, Poe regiment posted to Fort Moultrie in Charleston, South Carolina they traveled on the ship named ‘’Waltham’’. He promoted on “artificer”. Artificer made shells for the US army. Poe discharged by the army on April 15th, 1829. When he promoted on the rank of ‘’artificer’’ his salary was doubled.

Publishing Career

After his brother’s death he started his writing career, this time writer has no value in America, but he chooses his career as a writer. He was the 1st alone writer in America. He faced hampered by international copyright law.

He wrote 118 books in his career. Famous writings of Poe are

The Raven

The Gold Bug

And Poe Said

and many more.

Death of Edgar Allan Poe

On October 3, 1849, Poe was found in the street of Baltimore where he was very stressed according to Joseph W. Walker.

Poe shifted in Washington Medical College where he died on Sunday, October 7, 1849, at 5:00 AM in the morning.

He was buried at Westminster Hall in Baltimore, Maryland.

No one knows the cause of death of Poe it’s a mystery.

Physics and Cosmology

‘’Eureka: A Prose Poem, an essay written by Poe in 1848, this poem includes a cosmological theory. This theory proved wrong when Big Bang theory came by a scientist after 80 years. Poe also suggests that Newton theory about density and rotation of planets are wrong.

Poe Home, Landmarks and Museums

The childhood home of Poe is no longer exist. The only Poe home is still standing is Allan Family’s Moldavia estate the oldest house in Richmond, the Old Stone House, now this house becomes a museum named Edgar Allan Poe Museum. The other building exists in Upper West Side where he lived temporarily after moved to New York, and he wrote the poem The Raven here.

Poe Photographs

 ‘’Ultima Thule’’ (‘’Far discovery’’) to honor the Poe took a photo in November 1848, in his residence, Rhode Island by Edwin H. Manchester.

‘’Annie’’ given to Poe’s friend Mrs. Annie L. Richmond; the photo was taken in June 1849 in Lowell Massachusetts but the photographer is unknown.


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