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The Tragic Tale Of Edgar Allan Poe "The Life of Edgar Allan Poe: A Brilliant Mind Plagued by Darkness"
Poe is considered to be the inventor of the detective story and the modern horror story. He is also credited with popularizing the use of symbolism and allegory in literature..
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 University of Virginia for a year, but he left after getting into a dispute with John Allan over gambling debts. Poe then enlisted in the army, but he was soon discharged.
Poe returned to Richmond, Virginia and began working for the Southern Literary Messenger. It was during this period that Poe wrote some of his most famous stories, including "The Gold Bug" and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue."
In 1836, Poe married his thirteen-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm. Virginia died of tuberculosis in 1847. Poe was devastated by her death, and it is thought that this tragedy influenced many of his dark and macabre stories.
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