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The Life of Edgar Allan Poe

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Katie Woosley

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By: Katie Woosley
Anderson Homeroom The Life of Edgar Allan Poe When and Where Was Edgar Allan Poe Born???? Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19 1809. Edgar Allan Poe's Family Edgar was the second of three children. He had...
An older brother named William
A younger sister named Rosalie Edgar Allan Poe's Foster Family Edgar was taken in by John Allan and his wife, Frances Valentine Allan. Edgar Allan Poe Goes to College In 1826 Edgar left Richmond to begin college at the University of Virginia. After College..... Edgar was furious with Mr. Allan for not providing him with enough money and humiliated by his poverty, so he returned to Richmond. Starting His Career... To start off his career Edgar published his first book, titled "Tamerlane", when he was only eighteen. Both of Edgar's parents had died by the time he was the age of three and he was sent to live with a foster family in Richmond, Virginia. Unfortunately, Edgar's siblings were sent off to other foster families. The couple were very wealthy tobacco merchants. Mr. Allan wanted Edgar to be a businessman and a Virginia gentlemen, but Poe wanted to be a writer like his childhood hero, Lord Bryon, who was a British poet. Quick Fact: By the age of thirteen Edgar had written enough poetry to publish a book, but Mr. Allan would not allow him. He excelled in his classes but acquired tremendous debt while attending school. Mr. Allan had sent Edgar with only a third of the money he needed to attend school and as a result Edgar soon started gambling to raise money.
Quick Fact: Edgar was so poor that he burned his furniture to keep himself warm. Quick Fact: Edgar's parents were traveling actors. When he got to his home he visited the home of his fiancee, Elmira Royster, and discovered that while he was gone she had become engaged with another man. Edgar became more and more angry with Mr. Allan as the days went on and after a few months he charged out of the mansion. Then he enlisted in the United States Army, achieving his second goal. Quick Fact: Two years later Edgar heard that the only mother he had known Mrs. Allan was dying of tuberculosis and, he wished to see her before she died. Sadly she had already been buried before Edgar reached Richmond. Quick Fact: Even through these hard times with his father, Edgar was still publishing books. Events After the Academy Edgar moved to Baltimore to live with his aunt, Maria Clemm.
While he was in Baltimore Mr. Allan died.
Edgar started publishing short stories.
One of his short stories won a contest. A Magazine Writer??? Edgar gained an editorial job Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond. Here Edgar found his work as a magazine writer. Quick Fact: Edgar helped to make the "Messenger" a very popular magazine throughout the south. Events After Mrs. Allan Died After Mrs. Allan died Mr. Allan helped Edgar get an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
He attended the academy but soon started having troubles with his father once again
.His father had him expelled after only eight months. Edgar Gets Married At age 27, Edgar, Maria Clemm, and her daughter, Virginia Clemm, moved to Richmond. He married Virginia when she was only fourteen. His marriage was a happy one and two loved each other very much. Events After Marriage Edgar moved to New York City in pursuit of a better job.
He struggled to find magazine work and instead wrote his only novel titled "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym".
Then Edgar moved to Philadelphia after only one year in New York.
There he wrote for many different magazines.
In 1842 Virginia contracted tuberculosis.
Edgar then moved to New York again in search for better opportunity.
He published a poem called "The Raven"
In 1847 Virginia died of tuberculosis. When and How Did Edgar Allan Poe Die????
He was found in the bar room of a public house. The exact cause of Edgar Allen Poe's death is unknown. Edgar died on October 7, 1849 at the age of 40. Quick Fact: Tuberculosis also took Edgar's mother, brother and foster mother. Edgar seemed to be bad luck because everyone he was around would always get the disease. 1809 Edgar Allan Poe is born. 1811 Edgar's mother dies and Mr. and Mrs. Allan take him in. 1826 Edgar starts school at the University of Virginia. 1827 Edgar has troubles with Mr. Allan.
Edgar moves to Boston.
Edgar enlists in the United States Army.
Edgar publishes some poems in Boston. 1829 Mrs. Allan dies.
Edgar was discharged from the army. 1831 Edgar was expelled from West Point Military Academy.
Edgar moved to Baltimore to live with his aunt Maria and her daughter, Virginia. 1833 Edgar's short story wins literary prize. 1834 Mr. Allan dies. 1835 Edgar moves to Richmond with his Aunt Maria and Virginia. 1836 Edgar gets married to Virginia Clemm. 1837 Edgar moves to New York. 1838 Edgar moves to Philadelphia. 1844 Edgar moves to New York once again. 1847 Virginia Clemm dies.
Edgar becomes ill. 1849 Edgar Allan Poe dies. Works Cited "Poe's Life | Edgar Allan Poe Museum." Edgar Allan Poe Museum : Poe's life, legacy, and Works : Richmond, Virginia. Poe Museum , n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2012. <http://www.poemuseum.org/life.php>.
http://www.poemuseum.org/images/virginiapoedeath.jpg Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe's Mother Frances Valentine Allan John Allan Edgar Allan Poe's Written Works A list of some of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous written works. The Raven
The Masque of the Red Death
The Cask of Amontillado
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Murders in the Rue Morgue Introduction: When you think of Edgar Allan Poe you think of mad-men, murders, and other terrible things. Poe's life definitely influenced his writings. He lived a really hard life, and writing was one of the few positive things in his life. Elmira Royster Maria Clemm Virginia Clemm Closing: Now you can see why Edgar Allan Poe wrote his stories and poems the way he did. Many people died in his life, he was in poverty, he never really knew his parents, and his foster father was very rude to him. Edgar probably felt that everyone hated him and that nobody wanted to be around him. No wonder he wrote so many depressing stories He experienced a lot of things that he tells in his written works. How Did Edgar Allan Poe Die???
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