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  • 1. 1 Everyone Loves a Horror Story
  • 2. Masters of Horror  Stephen King is often compared to the 18th century weaver of horror tales, Edgar Allan Poe http://home.tiscalinet.de/steph en- king/assets/images/sehr_schon es_bild_von_king.jpg http://opioids.com/opium /poe.jpg
  • 3. Poe’s Life  Best known for poetry and short fiction pieces  Life span: 1809-1849  Created detective story and refined psychological thriller  World-wide influence on literature http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/baltimo re/photos/Westminster-Poe's %20grave.jpg
  • 4. Poe’s Childhood  Parents: David Poe Elizabeth Atkins  Parents died before Poe was 3  Adopted by John Allan  Poe was baptized Edgar Allan Poe http://www.poemuseum.org/poes_life/in dex.html
  • 5. Poe’s Young Adult Years  Poe quarreled with John Allan  Attended University of Virginia  Incurred gambling debts and left UV  Enlisted in US Army http://www.jfhermant.com/logo_uva.gif
  • 6. Trouble Follows Poe  After Allan died, Poe was discharged from Army  Poe was expelled from West Point  Throughout his troubles, Poe continued to writehttp://www.ava.org/clubs/WestPoin t/westpointlogo_color_50.gif
  • 7. Poe’s Romance  Lived with Aunt, Maria Clemm, and cousin Virginia  Dated Virginia and married her (13 year old cousin when he was 26)  Began writing for newspapers/magazines  Moved to Philadelphiahttp://www.epfl.net/exhibits/poe/poep0 04/poep004r.jpg
  • 8. Poe’s Masterpieces Written  Poe published some of best known works:  The Raven  The Tell-Tale Heart  The Black Cat  The Bells http://img.shopping.com/cctool/PrdImg /images/pr/177X150/00/77/41/19/8d /2000755085.JPG
  • 9. Death in Poe’s Life  Lost mother to “coughing sickness”/tuberculosis  Lost Virginia to “coughing sickness”/tuberculosis
  • 10. Mystery of Poe’s Death  Found delirious in Baltimore on October 3, "in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance", according to the man who found him, Joseph W. Walker.  Found in someone else's clothing  Found on Election Day  Died October 7 http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0 312227329.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
  • 11. 11 Poe was never coherent long enough to explain how he came to be in his dire condition Some sources say Poe's final words were "Lord help my poor soul." All medical records, including his death certificate, have been lost. Newspapers at the time reported Poe's death as "congestion of the brain" or "cerebral inflammation", common euphemisms for deaths from disreputable causes such as alcoholism.
  • 12. 12 The actual cause of death remains a mystery.