Early life This plaque in Boston marks the approximate location  where Edgar Poe was born. Poe was then taken into the home of John Allan, a successful Scottish merchant in Richmond, Virginia who dealt in a variety of goods, including tobacco, cloth, wheat, tombstones, and slaves. John Allan alternately spoiled and aggressively disciplined his foster son.
After his mother died in RichmondVirginia, inhe was taken into the home of John Allan, a Richmond merchant presumably his godfatherand of his childless wife.
He was later taken to Scotland and England —20where he was given a classical education that was continued in Richmond. For 11 months in he attended the University of Virginiabut his gambling losses at the university so incensed his guardian that he refused to let him continue, and Poe returned to Richmond to find his sweetheart, Sarah Elmira Royster, engaged.
He went to Boston, where in he published a pamphlet of youthful Byronic poems, Tamerlane, and Other Poems. Poverty forced him to join the army under the name of Edgar A.
Military Academy at West Point. He successfully sought expulsion from the academy, where he was absent from all drills and classes for a week. He then returned to Baltimore, where he began to write stories.
There he made a name as a critical reviewer and married his young cousin Virginia Clemm, who was only Poe seems to have been an affectionate husband and son-in-law.
Poe was dismissed from his job in Richmond, apparently for drinking, and went to New York City. Drinking was in fact to be the bane of his life.
To talk well in a large company he needed a slight stimulant, but a glass of sherry might start him on a spree; and, although he rarely succumbed to intoxication, he was often seen in public when he did.
This gave rise to the conjecture that Poe was a drug addict, but according to medical testimony he had a brain lesion. While in New York City in he published a long prose narrative, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pymcombining as so often in his tales much factual material with the wildest fancies.
The latter contains a study of a neurotic now known to have been an acquaintance of Poe, not Poe himself. Willis, thereafter a lifelong friend. Poe then became editor of the Broadway Journal, a short-lived weekly, in which he republished most of his short stories, in There was a brief engagement.
Poe had close but platonic entanglements with Annie Richmond and with Sarah Anna Lewis, who helped him financially.
He composed poetic tributes to all of them. In he went south, had a wild spree in Philadelphia, but got safely to Richmond, where he finally became engaged to Elmira Royster, by then the widowed Mrs. Shelton, and spent a happy summer with only one or two relapses.
He enjoyed the companionship of childhood friends and an unromantic friendship with a young poet, Susan Archer Talley. Poe had some forebodings of death when he left Richmond for Baltimore late in September.🔥Citing and more!
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Edgar Allan Poe Poe was an American writer, considered part of the Romantic Movement, in the sub-genre of Dark Romanticism.
He became an accomplished poet, short story writer, editor, and literary critic, and gained worldwide fame for his dark, macabre tales of horror, practically inventing the genre of Gothic Literature.
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Paul Bowles left the United States in and lived 52 years as an expatriate in Tangier, Morocco, where Paul Bowles wrote novels, short stories and travel articles, in addition to doing translations of Moroccan writers and storytellers. Despite a mixed reputation during his lifetime, Poe is today considered one of America’s greatest writers.
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