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Edgar Allan Poe

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FC: Edgar Allan Poe By: Gavin Mullin

1: Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809. By age three. both of his parents were dead.

2: He was adopted by a rich family, and when he went to college he had to leave because he couldn't afford it.

3: When he came back from college, his fiancée had left him for another man. Soon after, he decided to go into the army.

4: In the army, he came back home because his mother was ill, but he arrived too late and she was already buried. He went to his relatives where he met his thirteen year old cousin, and they got married. (He was twenty-seven!)

5: He decided to go back to college, and he went to University of Georgia. He then became rivals with another author names Rufus Griswold.

6: He died October 7, 1849, and his death cause is still a mystery.

7: As an author, he struggled at the beginning. He had a lot of financial problems.

8: He won a writing contest with his story "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle." He got a job reward, but soon decided to leave because of his salary.

9: During his job, he increased the newspaper's circulation from 500-3500. His first books were "Liqeia," "The Haunted Palace," and "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque."

10: He had copyright in the books, but he received no money. Along with his books, he also wrote a lot of poems.

11: The most well known poem is "The Raven." He wrote his most famous pieces from 1840's-1850's.

12: His poems were beautiful and significant. His poems also were long, like short stories.

13: His poems were very deep and vivid as well. He liked writing about mystery and death.

14: Some of Edgar Allan Poe's books "The Poem's of Edgar Allan Poe." "Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness." "Tales of the Macabre."

15: "The poems of Edgar Allan Poe" is filled with some of his poems. Most of his poems are dark and sad- like a soap opera.

16: Edgar Allan's story that made him popular and who he is now was "The Manuscript in a Bottle." It gave him his first job as a newspaper article writer.

17: "The Angel of the Odd" is a dark comedy of a man who drank a little too much. This story was made for others to know about Edgar Allan Poe.

18: "The Balloon Hoax" was a article he put in the newspaper about a group traveling over the Atlantic Ocean, but the whole thing was just a hoax.

19: In Memory Of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849

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