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Edgar Allen Poe

  • Edgar Allen Poe's birth

    Edgar Allen Poe's birth
    Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston, Massachussettes to Elizabeth and David Poe. He was the second born of three children.
  • Rosalie Poe

    Rosalie Poe
    Edgar Allen Poe's little sister, Rosalie was born. She was the third born of her siblings.
  • Edgar Allen Poe looses his parents

    Edgar Allen Poe looses his parents
    Edgar's father leaves the family and vanishes. Poe's mother, however, dies of Tuberculosis. Though Poe looses his parents, he was raised by the Allans (hence his middle name).
  • First poem

    First poem
    Poe writes his first poem, Tamerlane, which s about a Turkik conqueror who seeks an empire.
  • The Service

    The Service
    Unable to support himself, on May 27, 1827, Poe enlisted in the United States Army as a private. Using the name "Edgar A. Perry", he claimed he was 22 years old even though he was 18.[22] He first served at Fort Independence in Boston Harbor for five dollars a month.[20] That same year, he released his first book, a 40-page collection of poetry, Tamerlane and Other Poems, attributed with the byline "by a Bostonian".
  • Death of William Poe

    Death of William Poe
    Henry, who was a heavy drinker and may have been an alcoholic,[26] died of tuberculosis on August 1, 1831,[10] in Baltimore, likely in the same room or even the same bed which he shared with his brother Edgar.[27] He was twenty-four.[25] Henry was buried at what is now Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, where his brother would be buried several years later
  • Poe's Marriage

    Poe's Marriage
    Virginia Clemm was the wife of American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The couple were first cousins and married when Virginia Clemm was 13 and Poe was 27. Some biographers have suggested that the couple's relationship was more like that between brother and sister than like husband and wife in that they may have never consummated their marriage.
  • Poe's first novel

    Poe's first novel
    The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) is the only complete novel written by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The work relates the tale of the young Arthur Gordon Pym, who stows away aboard a whaling ship called the Grampus. Various adventures and misadventures befall Pym, including shipwreck, mutiny, and cannibalism, before he is saved by the crew of the Jane Guy.
  • Poe's story collection

    Poe's story collection
    The Tales of the Grotesque and the Arabesque was published by the Philadelphia firm Lea & Blanchard and released in two volumes. The publisher was willing to print the anthology based on the recent success of Poe's story "The Fall of the House of Usher." Even so, Lea & Blanchard would not pay Poe any royalties; his only payment was 20 free copies.
  • The Raven

    The Raven
    "The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student,[1][2] is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant r
  • Death of Virginia

    Death of Virginia
    On January 29, 1847, Poe wrote to Marie Louise Shew: "My poor Virginia still lives, although failing fast and now suffering much pain."[72] Virginia died the following day, January 30,[77] after five years of illness. Shew helped in organizing her funeral, even purchasing the coffin.[78] Death notices appeared in several newspapers. On February 1, The New York Daily Tribune and the Herald carried the simple obituary: "On Saturday, the 30th ult., of pulmonary consumption, in the 25th year of her
  • Poe's death

    Poe's death
    On October 3, 1849, Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore delirious, "in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance", according to the man who found him, Joseph W. Walker.[69] He was taken to the Washington Medical College, where he died on Sunday, October 7, 1849, at 5:00 in the morning.[70] Poe was never coherent long enough to explain how he came to be in his dire condition, and, oddly, was wearing clothes that were not his own.