Edgar Allan Poe

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Some biographical information about the great american novelist Edgar Allan Poe.

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Edgar Allan Poe

  1. 1. EDGAR ALLAN POE THE MURDER IN THE RUE MORGUE AND OTHER STORIES
  2. 2. BIOGRAPHY <ul><li>BORN 19TH JANUARY 1809 (BOSTON) </li></ul><ul><li>DEAD 7TH OCTOBER 1849 (BALTIMORE) </li></ul>
  3. 3. FAMILY <ul><li>SON OF ACTORS </li></ul><ul><li>ORPHAN WITH THREE YEARS </li></ul><ul><li>LATER ADOPTED BY JOHN ALLAN, </li></ul><ul><li>A RICH DEALER FROM VIRGINIA </li></ul>
  4. 4. YOUTH <ul><li>HE GOES TO COLLEGE IN VIRGINIA </li></ul><ul><li>GOOD STUDENT, BUT BEGINS TO CONTRACT GAMBLING DEBTS </li></ul><ul><li>HE FIRST DRINKS ALCOHOL WITH A TERRIBLE EFFECT IN HIS BODY AND THE REST OF HIS LIFE </li></ul><ul><li>HE LEAVES COLLEGE IN 1826 (DUE TO HIS DEBTS) </li></ul>
  5. 5. THE ARMY <ul><li>HE JOINS TO THE ARMY </li></ul><ul><li>HE ENTERS THE WEST POINT ACADEMY </li></ul><ul><li>HE NEEDS MONEY, BUT HIS FATHER WON’T GIVE IT </li></ul><ul><li>FINALLY HE IS EXPELLED FROM THE ARMY BECAUSE OF DISCIPLINARY REASONS </li></ul>
  6. 6. ADULT LIFE <ul><li>HE SETS UP IN BALTIMORE </li></ul><ul><li>HE WRITES POETRY AND SHORT TALES </li></ul><ul><li>HE BEGINS HIS AFFAIR WITH HIS COUSIN,VIRGINIA CLEMM </li></ul>
  7. 7. SUCCES AS A WRITER <ul><li>1835, POE WRITES A LOT AND HE GETS SOME JOBS </li></ul><ul><li>HE BECOMES FAMOUS AS A LITERARY CRITIC </li></ul><ul><li>1842 IT IS THE YEAR OF THE OPORTUNITY TO FOUND A MAGAZINE </li></ul><ul><li>HE GETS DRUNK BEFORE THE MEETING </li></ul>
  8. 8. LAST YEARS AND DEATH <ul><li>POE WRITES HIS FAMOUS POEM “THE RAVEN” IN 1844 </li></ul><ul><li>HE IS FAMOUS, BUT ALSO AN ALCOHOLIC </li></ul><ul><li>HIS LOVER, VIRGINIA CLEMM, DIES FROM TUBERCULOSIS </li></ul><ul><li>HE NEVER RECOVERS </li></ul>
  9. 9. WORKS <ul><li>POE IS ONE OF THE BEST AMERICAN WRITTERS </li></ul><ul><li>HE WAS WELL-KNOWN BECAUSE OF HIS SHORT NARRATIONS AND POEMS </li></ul><ul><li>HE IS THE PIONEER IN THE ANALYTIC DETECTIVE STORY </li></ul><ul><li>HE WAS ALSO AN IMPORTANT LITERARY CRITIC </li></ul>
  10. 10. TALES <ul><li>ANALYTICS TALES </li></ul>
  11. 11. TALES <ul><li>ANTICIPATION TALES </li></ul>
  12. 12. TALES <ul><li>HORROR TALES </li></ul>
  13. 13. MOST IMPORTANT TALES <ul><li>THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER </li></ul><ul><li>BERENICE </li></ul><ul><li>THE BLACK CAT </li></ul><ul><li>THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE </li></ul><ul><li>THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM </li></ul><ul><li>THE DEATH OF THE RED MASK </li></ul>

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