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Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Macabre (FULL MOVIE) The gothic horror of "The Cask of Amontillado"
Poe is considered to be the inventor of the detective story and the modern horror story. His works have been translated into many languages and have inspired countless imitations..
Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809. His parents were both actors. Poe was orphaned at a young age and was taken in by John and Frances Allan, a wealthy merchant family in Richmond, Virginia. Poe was then raised by his foster parents, John and Frances Allan.
Poe's literary career began while he was serving in the army, when he published his first book of poems, "Tamerlane and Other Poems" (1827). Poe's first short story, "MS. Found in a Bottle," was published in 1833 and won a prize from a Baltimore newspaper. Poe's first and only novel, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket," was published in 1838.
Poe attended the best schools and was later admitted to the University of Virginia, but he was forced to leave after only one semester due to gambling debts. Poe then joined the United States Army and later the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Poe's most famous short stories, including "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Cask of Amontillado," were published in the early 1840s. These stories and others established Poe as a master of the short story form. Poe also wrote several important essays on the theory of poetry and the art of writing.
Poe's personal life was marked by tragedy. His young wife, Virginia, died of tuberculosis in 1847. Poe was devastated by her death and struggled with alcoholism and depression.
In 1849, Poe was found delirious and near death in a Baltimore tavern. He was taken to a hospital, where he died four days later. The cause of Poe's death is still a mystery, although it is likely that he died of rabies