An American literary icon known for his macabre tales and poems, he is most famous for "The Black Cat," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and other works of Gothic fiction. His timeless poems include "Lenore," The Raven," and "Annabel Lee."He was intensely interested in both cryptology and cosmology.Gaston Leroux followed in Poe's footsteps, making huge contributions to the French detective fiction genre.BEFORE FAME
After his mother died of tuberculosis in 1811, Poe was informally adopted by a wealthy Scottish merchant named John Allan.PERSONAL LIFE
The son of stage actors, he was named after a character in William Shakespeare's famous tragedy King Lear. He had a younger sister named Rosalie and an older brother named William. From 1835 until 1847, he was married to Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe.Historical Events in the Life of Edgar Allan Poe
1849-10-3 American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allan Poe
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