by vita_vercetti Edgar Allan PoeJanuary 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849
American author, poet, editor and literarycritic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement.
He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts He was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him.
He attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money.
After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officers cadet at West Point, Poe parted ways with the Allans.
His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, Tamerl ane and Other Poems (1827).
In 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem, "The Raven", to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication.
Poe called her "Muddy."Although there is some debateas to whether or not she was apositive influence onEdgar, there seems no doubtthat she cared for him like ason and that Poe certainlythought of her as a mother.The poem "To My Mother" (firstpublished July 7, 1849) isclearly dedicated to her.
"The Raven" "The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere.
“Nevermore!” (c) It tells of a talking ravens mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the mans slow descent into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. "The Raven" was first attributed to Poe in print in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845. Its publication made Poe widely popular in his lifetime, although it did not bring him much financial success. 5$ !!!
Poetry: "Annabel Lee" "The Bells" "The City in the Sea" "A Dream Within a Dream" "To Helen" "Lenore" "Tamerlane" "The Raven“ “To My Mother”
Tales: "The Black Cat" "The Cask of Amontillado" "A Descent into the Maelström" "The Gold-Bug" "Hop-Frog" "The Imp of the Perverse" "The Masque of the Red Death" "Morella" "The Pit and the Pendulum" "The Premature Burial" "The Purloined Letter" "The Tell-Tale Heart"
On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore. The cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.