10 Facts about Edgar Allan Poe

Friday, May 19th 2017. | Authors


Facts about Edgar Allan Poe impress us with the interesting information about the famous literary critic, editor and writer from United States. He was born on 19th January 1809 and died on 7th October 1849 as Edgar Poe. He was famous because of his works inspired from the macabre and mystery. His short stories and poetry are famous in the world until this present day. Let us me show you other interesting facts about Edgar Allan Poe below:

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe 1: the importance of Poe’s work

The works of Poe are included as the best examples for American literature. He is considered as a romantic writer in United States. One of the first practitioners of short story in US was Poe.

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe 2: the detective fiction genre

Detective fiction genre is very famous in the world. Do you know that he took the credit as the inventor of the genre?

Edgar Allan Poe Facts

Edgar Allan Poe Facts

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe 3: science fiction

Science fiction is a literary genre emerged partly because of the works of Poe.

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe 4:  earning

It was hard for a writer to earn great income at that time. Poe had to deal with the financial hardship for he laid his income only from writing. Check facts about Doctor Seuss here.

Edgar Allan Poe House

Edgar Allan Poe House

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe 5: the birthplace and early life

The birthplace of Poe was located in Boston. His parents were actors. In 1810, his family was neglected by his father. In 1811, his mother died.  Poe was raised by John and Frances Allan. He stayed with them until he was an adult.

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe 6: tension

Poe had a conflict with John Allan related to the money to fund his education. Due to the lack of money, Poe had to leave University of Virginia. In 1827, he joined the army.

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe 7: the publishing career

The publishing career of Poe started after his anonymous publication of Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827).

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe 8: “The Raven”

Poe earned an instant success after he published “The Raven” in January 1845. Get facts about Doris Lessing here.

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe 9: The Penn

Poe was interested to launch The Penn, his own journal. However, he could not do it for he died before it made into publication.

Facts about Edgar Allan Poe 10: the death of Poe

On 7th October 1849, Poe died at the age of 40 in Baltimore.

Edgar Allan Poe Signature

Edgar Allan Poe Signature

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