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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. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. Read More | Edit | More Edits

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic. He was also an afficionado of opium and laudanum / Pictures From History / Bridgeman Images

Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe! (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)

From our stacks: Frontispiece “Bust of Edgar Allan Poe from the plaster model by George J. Zolnay, the bronze replica of which is now in the library of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Va.” from New Glimpses of Poe by James A. Harrison. New York and London: M.F. Mansfield & Company, 1901.