39 Facts About Edgar Allan Poe

1. Edgar Allan Poe was an early to mid 19th century writer, poet and artist.

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2. Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809, and died on October 7, 1849.

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3. In 1881, Edgar Allan Poe wrote a short story called "A Descent into the Maelstrom.

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4. Edgar Allan Poe was the poetry editor at The New Yorker from 1987 to 2007.

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5. Edgar Allan Poe is believed to have lived in the home at the age of 23 when he first lived with Maria Clemm and Virginia.

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6. Edgar Allan Poe had an influence on cryptography beyond increasing public interest during his lifetime.

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7. Edgar Allan Poe is particularly respected in France, in part due to early translations by Charles Baudelaire.

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8. Edgar Allan Poe was known as a writer of fiction and became one of the first American authors of the 19th century to become more popular in Europe than in the United States.

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9. Edgar Allan Poe wrote much of his work using themes aimed specifically at mass-market tastes.

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10. Edgar Allan Poe reinvented science fiction, responding in his writing to emerging technologies such as hot air balloons in "The Balloon-Hoax".

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11. Edgar Allan Poe once wrote in a letter to Thomas Holley Chivers that he did not dislike Transcendentalists, "only the pretenders and sophists among them".

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12. On October 3, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore, "in great distress, and.

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13. Edgar Allan Poe moved to a cottage in Fordham, New York, in what is the Bronx.

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14. Edgar Allan Poe began to drink more heavily under the stress of Virginia's illness.

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15. Edgar Allan Poe described it as breaking a blood vessel in her throat.

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16. Edgar Allan Poe failed to show up for a meeting with Thomas to discuss the appointment in mid-September 1842, claiming to have been sick, though Thomas believed that he had been drunk.

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17. In June 1840, Edgar Allan Poe published a prospectus announcing his intentions to start his own journal called The Stylus.

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18. Edgar Allan Poe left Burton's after about a year and found a position as assistant at Graham's Magazine.

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19. In the summer of 1839, Edgar Allan Poe became assistant editor of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine.

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20. Edgar Allan Poepublished several poems, book reviews, critiques, and stories in the paper.

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21. Edgar Allan Poe became assistant editor of the periodical in August 1835, but was discharged within a few weeks for having been caught drunk by his boss.

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22. Edgar Allan Poehelped Poe place some of his stories, and introduced him to Thomas W White, editor of the Southern Literary Messenger in Richmond.

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23. Throughout his attempts to live as a writer, Edgar Allan Poe repeatedly had to resort to humiliating pleas for money and other assistance.

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24. Edgar Allan Poe decided to leave West Point by purposely getting court-martialed.

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25. Edgar Allan Poe traveled to West Point and matriculated as a cadet on July 1, 1830.

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26. Edgar Allan Poe was finally discharged on April 15, 1829, after securing a replacement to finish his enlisted term for him.

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27. Edgar Allan Poe was promoted to "artificer", an enlisted tradesman who prepared shells for artillery, and had his monthly pay doubled.

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28. Edgar Allan Poe gave up on the university after a year, but did not feel welcome returning to Richmond, especially when he learned that his sweetheart Royster had married Alexander Shelton.

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29. Edgar Allan Poe may have become engaged to Sarah Elmira Royster before he registered at the one-year-old University of Virginia in February 1826 to study ancient and modern languages.

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30. The family sailed to Britain in 1815, and Edgar Allan Poe attended the grammar school for a short period in Irvine, Scotland before rejoining the family in London in 1816.

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31. Edgar Allan Poe died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849, at age 40; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, "brain congestion", cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

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32. In January 1845, Edgar Allan Poe published his poem "The Raven" to instant success.

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33. Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, the second child of two actors.

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34. Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.

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35. Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.

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36. Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet and short story writer.

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37. Edgar Allan Poe remains one of our most famous American writers, one-hundred and sixty years after his death.

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38. Edgar Allan Poe could have been describing it in The Fall of the House of Usher.

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39. Edgar Allan Poe completed many works of both fiction and nonfiction in his life, including "The Raven", "The Fall of the House of Usher", Eureka, and most famously, the "Tell-Tale Heart.

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