The life of Edgar Alla Poe

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    Edgar Allan Poe was born in January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • He were separate of his siblings

  • Poe's mother death

  • He was in serious debt

  • He was in serious debt

  • He enlisted in the U.S army

  • He published a forty-page booklet called Tamerlane and Other Poems

  • In 1831, He published Poems by Edgar Allan Poe and began to submit short stories to magazines.

  • Edgar received a prize for his work entitled "Ms. Found in a Bottle"

  • Poe married, Virginia, and moved to Richmond.

  • He stopped working at the magazine and moved to New York City, then to Philadelphia. He started working as coeditor of Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine.

  • Poe started a new genre of detective fiction with "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"

  • Poe won a literary prize for "The Gold Bug," a tale of secret codes and hunting treasure. He also published a short story called "The Tell-Tale Heart".

  • Poe’s wife became ill with tuberculosis and died. Edgar was devastated by the loss of his wife and started abusing alcohol.

  • Poe was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore, wearing the clothes of another person. He died four days later.

    The actual cause of death
    was never determined, though acute alcohol poisoning, meningitis, or even rabies,
    were thought to be possible causes of death.