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American Literature: Edgar Allan Poe

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Hailey Ramzinski

on 6 February 2013

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Transcript of American Literature: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe Biography: -Born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts
-Died on October 7, 1849 (Death remains a mystery)
-Due to his parents death, Poe was adopted and taken to Virginia.
-By age 13, Poe had comprised a book of poetry but was advised not to pursue that path. Education: -Disregarding this advice, Poe decided to attend the University of Virginia.
-1826: Poe quickly fell into debt since his adopted father, Allan, did not fund him enough funds for school. This forced Poe to withdraw from the University.*
-1830: Poe enrolled in West Point* 1809 University of Virginia Married Virgina Virginia Dies 1847 Poe's Death 1849 A Living Legend! 2013 Select Works of Poe's: 1839: The Fall of the House of Usher
1841: The Murders in the Rue Morgue
1842: The Masque of the Red Death
1843 The Tell-Tale Heart
1845: The Raven
1847: The Cask of Amontillado Poe's Work Life: -Poe became an editor at the Southern Literary Messanger.
Poe's reputation grew as an editor and was known as the "Tomahawk Man".*
While working here, Poe published some of his works in the magazine such as "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym." *
-Poe also worked at Burton's Gentleman's Magazine and The Broadway Journal. Poe's Life: -In 1835, Poe moved in with his Aunt Maria Clemm and his cousin, Virginia.
-Poe married his 13yr old first cousin, Virginia in 1836.*
-In 1842, Virginia contracted Tuberculosis and in 1847 she died at the age of 24. 1826 1836 1809-1849
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