Edgar Allan Poe (/poʊ/; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 â€“ October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic,...

Born in Boston, he was the second child of two actors. His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died the...

Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style...

Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as...

He was born Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 19, 1809, the second child of English-born actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. He had...

The Allan family had Poe baptized in the Episcopal Church in 1812. John Allan alternately spoiled and aggressively disciplined his foster son. The family,...

Poe moved back with the Allans to Richmond, Virginia in 1820. In 1824 Poe served as the lieutenant of the Richmond...

Poe may have become engaged to Sarah Elmira Royster before he registered at the one-year-old University of Virginia...

Unable to support himself, on May 27, 1827, Poe enlisted in the United States Army as a private. Using the name "Edgar A....

Poe finally was discharged on April 15, 1829, after securing a replacement to finish his enlisted term for him. Before entering West Point, Poe moved back to...

Poe traveled to West Point and matriculated as a cadet on July 1, 1830. The marriage, and bitter quarrels with Poe over the children born to Allan out of...

He left for New York in February 1831, and released a third volume of poems, simply titled Poems. The book was financed with help from his...

After his brother's death, Poe began more earnest attempts to start his career as a writer. He chose a difficult time in American publishing to do so. and was...

After his early attempts at poetry, Poe had turned his attention to prose. He placed a few stories with a Philadelphia publication and began work on his only drama, Politian. The Baltimore Saturday Visiter awarded Poe a...

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket was published and widely reviewed in 1838. In the summer of 1839, Poe became assistant editor of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine. He published numerous articles,...

In June 1840, Poe published a prospectus announcing his intentions to start his own journal, The Stylus. Originally, Poe intended to call the journal The Penn, as it would have been based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania....

One evening in January 1842, Virginia showed the first signs of consumption, now known as tuberculosis, while singing and playing the piano. Poe...

The Broadway Journal failed in 1846. Poe moved to a cottage in the Fordham section of The Bronx, New York. That home, known today as the...

Increasingly unstable after his wife's death, Poe attempted to court the poet Sarah Helen Whitman, who lived in Providence, Rhode Island. Their engagement failed, purportedly because of Poe's drinking and...

On October 3, 1849, Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore delirious, "in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance", according to the man who found him, Joseph W. Walker. He was taken to...

The day Edgar Allan Poe was buried, a long obituary appeared in the New York Tribune signed "Ludwig". It was soon published throughout the country. The piece began, "Edgar Allan Poe is dead. He died in Baltimore the day before...

Rufus Griswold wrote a biographical article of Poe called "Memoir of the Author", which he included in an 1850 volume of the collected works. Griswold depicted Poe as a depraved, drunk, drug-addled madman and included Poe's letters as...

Poe's best known fiction works are Gothic, His most recurring themes deal with questions of death,...

Beyond horror, Poe also wrote satires, humor tales, and hoaxes. For comic effect, he used irony and ludicrous extravagance, often in an attempt to liberate...

Poe wrote much of his work using themes aimed specifically at mass-market tastes. To that end, his fiction often included elements of popular...

Poe's writing reflects his literary theories, which he presented in his criticism and also in essays such as "The Poetic...

In "The Philosophy of Composition", an essay in which Poe describes his method in writing "The Raven", he claims to have strictly followed this method. It has been...

During his lifetime, Poe was mostly recognized as a literary critic. Fellow critic James Russell Lowell called him "the most...

Poe was also known as a writer of fiction and became one of the first American authors of the 19th...

Poe's early detective fiction tales featuring C. Auguste Dupin laid the groundwork for future detectives in literature. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle said, "Each is a root from which a whole literature has...

Like many famous artists, Poe's works have spawned imitators. One interesting trend among imitators of Poe, however, has been claims by clairvoyants...

Even so, Poe has received not only praise, but criticism as well. This is partly because of the negative perception of his personal character and its...

It is believed that only 12 copies of Poe's first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems, have survived. In December 2009, one...

Eureka: A Prose Poem, an essay written in 1848, included a cosmological theory that presaged the Big Bang theory by 80 years, as well as the first plausible...

Poe had a keen interest in cryptography. He had placed a notice of his abilities in the Philadelphia paper Alexander's Weekly (Express) Messenger, inviting submissions of...

Poe had an influence on cryptography beyond increasing public interest during his lifetime. William Friedman, America's foremost cryptologist, was heavily influenced by Poe. Friedman's...

The historical Edgar Allan Poe has appeared as a fictionalized character, often representing the "mad genius" or "tormented artist" and exploiting his personal struggles. Many such depictions also blend in with characters...

No childhood home of Poe is still standing, including the Allan family's Moldavia estate. The oldest standing home in Richmond, the Old Stone House, is in use as the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, though Poe never...

The earliest surviving home in which Poe lived is in Baltimore, preserved as the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum....

In Boston, a commemorative plaque on Boylston Street is several blocks away from the actual location of Poe's...

Other Poe landmarks include a building in the Upper West Side, where Poe temporarily lived when he first moved to New York. A plaque suggests that Poe wrote "The Raven" here. The bar where legend says Poe...

Adding to the mystery surrounding Poe's death, an unknown visitor affectionately referred to as the "Poe Toaster" paid homage at Poe's grave annually...

On August 15, 2007, Sam Porpora, a former historian at the Westminster Church in Baltimore where Poe is buried, claimed...


- Check Complete Bio in Wikipedia -

Related videos to Edgar Allan Poe



Related links to Edgar Allan Poe


  • Edgar Allan Poe - Wikipedia, the free…
    Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement.

  • Edgar Allan Poe - Biography and Works.…
    Edgar Allan Poe. Biography of Edgar Allan Poe and a searchable collection of works.

  • Edgar Allan Poe, short stories, tales, and…
    Contains Poe's works, story summaries, quotes, Poe wordlist with definitions, photos and paintings.

  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe biography, picture, short stories on Mystery Net

  • Edgar Allan Poe- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems,…
    On January 19, 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe's father and mother, both professional actors, died before the poet was three and John and Frances ...

  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Choose another writer in this calendar: by name: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. by birthday from the calendar. Credits and feedback. TimeSearch for Books ...

  • Edgar Allan Poe - Books, Biography, Quotes…
    Read works by Edgar Allan Poe for free at Read Print.

  • Edgar Allan Poe - Poems, Biography, Quotes
    Free collection of all Edgar Allan Poe Poems and Biography. See the best poems and poetry by Edgar Allan Poe.

  • A short biography of Edgar Allan Poe…
    Biography of Edgar Allan Poe. This is a short biography. Unlike many biographies that just seem to go on and on, I've tried to compose one short enough to read in a single ...

  • Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - The…
    Edgar Allan Poe: biographies, chronologies, and a comprehensive collection of the works of Edgar Allan Poe, including poems, short stories, Pym, letters, criticism and ...