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Edgar Allan Poe


Mollie Knapp

on 16 September 2014

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Transcript of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe
Popular Works
"The Raven"
"The Fall of the House of Usher"
"The Murder in the Rue Morgue"
"The Masque of the Red Death"
"The Pit and the Pendulum"
"The Tell Tale Heart"
Birth:January 19, 1809, Boston, Massachusetts
Death: October 7, 1849, Baltimore, Maryland

* Orphaned before the age of three
* Raised by a childless, wealthy couple - John and Frances Allan
* Education
* Attended school in both London and Richmond, Virginia
* Dropped out the University of Virginia after a year
* Army
* Having no money, Poe joined the Army for 2 years
* Mrs. Allan provided enough money to then admit him to West Point Academy (eventually broke enough rules to be dismissed)
* Struggling Writer
* Had some success publishing poetry and short stories, but often found himself in financial trouble
* Published first detective story in 1840
* First published "The Tell Tale Heart" in 1843 in the magazine The Pioneer (likely only paid $10)
* Personal Life
* 1836- married his 13 year old cousin, Virginia (who died 7 years later of tuberculosis)
* Died mysteriously at the age of 40
The Simpsons'
"The Raven"
Animated version of
"The Tell Tale Heart"
Mysterious Death
* Popularized the short story
* Strong influence on the science-fiction,
mystery, and detective genres
* Became a key figure in French literature
* Still seen as one of the "masters of horror"
Trailer for the new animated
film version of the story
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