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Edgar Allan Poe


Kate Hedrick

on 8 October 2012

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Transcript of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe "The Raven" Born in Boston,
MA Married
his 13 year old
cousin, Virginia Clemm Quoth the raven "nevermore" Lived from:
January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849 American writer, poet, editor
and literary critic.
Contributed to the horror and science fiction genres. Edgar was orphaned as a young boy
after his mother's death.
He was taken in by John and Frances Allan. Attended University of Virginia
but left due to lack of money.
His fiance had married another man.
He worked odd jobs writing
to make money. Enlisted in army and failed.
His relationship with Allan became
estranged because of gambling debt. Instant success!
1845 Cause of death is unknown. Paid $9 Virginia died of tuberculosis. Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore delirious, "in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance' Poe was never coherent long enough to explain how he came to be in his dire condition, and, oddly, was wearing clothes that were not his own. Poe is said to have repeatedly called out the name "Reynolds" on the night before his death, though it is unclear to whom he was referring. Some sources say Poe's final words were "Lord help my poor soul." Became unstable after Virginia's death.
Began to drink more heavily. Became engaged to Sarah Whitman but fell
through because of Poe's drinking and erratic behavior. Poe then returned to Richmond
and resumed a relationship
with his childhood sweetheart,
Sarah Elmira Royster Put in debtor's prison
for gambling debts. Famous Works:
"The Raven"
"The Cask of Amontillado"
"The Black Cat"
"The Pit and the Pendulum"
"The Tell-Tale Heart"
"Annabel Lee"
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