Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849: Poet and writer of tales, was born at Boston, where his parents, who were both actors, were temporarily living. He was left ...
Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849: Poet and writer of tales, was born at Boston, where his parents, who were both actors, were temporarily living. He was left an orphan in early childhood in destitute circumstances, but was adopted by a Mr. Allan of Richmond, Virginia. By him and his wife he was treated with great indulgence, and in 1815 accompanied them to England, where they remained for five years, and where he received a good education, which was continued on their return to America, at the University of Virginia. He distinguished himself as a student, but got deeply into debt with gaming, which led to his being removed. In 1836 he entered into a marriage with his cousin Virginia Clemm, a very young girl, who continued devotedly attached to him notwithstanding his many aberrations, until her death in 1847. The literary output of Poe, though not great in volume, limited in range, and very unequal in merit, bears the stamp of an original genius. In his poetry he sometimes aims at a musical effect to which the sense is sacrificed, but at times he has a charm and a magic melody all his own. Edgar Allan Poe Books for iPhone: - The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym Of Nantucket  - Humorous Tales - Old-World Romances (Horror) - Ligeia  - The Fall of the House of Usher  - The Masque of the Red Death  - The Pit and the Pendulum [1842-43] - The Black Cat  - Romances of Death - Tales of Conscience - Tales of Illusion - Tales of Natural Beauty - Tales of Science - The Raven - The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe - Essays of Criticism
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