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Title: Edgar Allan Poe


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Edgar Allan Poe
  • an author to know

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When did he live?
  • 1809 - 1849

3
Where did he live?
  • born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • lived in
  • Baltimore
  • Philadelphia
  • New York

4
Family Life
  • both parents died by the time he was 2 years old
  • raised by foster parents, Frances and John Allan
  • moved to England for a while with his foster
    parents

5
Gambling trouble
  • while in college (University of Virginia) Edgar
    accumulated gambling debts.
  • He and his foster dad no longer spoke
  • He had to leave college and join the US Army

6
Marriage
  • At age 22, he moved to his aunts house
  • There he fell in love with his aunts daughter,
    Virginia Clemm
  • They married in 1836, when Virginia was only 13
    years old

7
Career
  • Published his first book of poems in 1827, at his
    own expense
  • He published many poems and short stories and
    became well known as a critic and writer
  • His only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon
    Pym, was published in 1838

8
Death
  • Uncertain what he died of
  • some say alcoholism
  • some say he was murdered
  • some say he had rabies
  • Most agree that he was found unconscious in the
    street
  • He died October 7, 1849

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Themes in his work
  • Gothic (Horror)
  • recurring themes deal with questions of death
    including
  • its physical signs
  • the effects of decomposition
  • concerns of premature burial
  • the reanimation of the dead
  • mourning

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Important Works
  • Short Stories
  • The Fall of the House of Usher, 1839
  • Eleonora, 1850
  • The Masque of the Red Death, 1850
  • The Tell-Tale Heart, 1850

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Important Works
  • Poems
  • The Raven, 1845
  • Annabel Lee, 1849
  • The Bells, 1849
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