The Life Of Edgar Allan Poe

  • The birth of Edgar Allan Poe

    The birth of Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe was born with both parents, Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe Jr, who were traveling actors. He has two siblings. Then his mother died when he was three. After that, he was separated from his brother and sister.
  • His mother dies

    His mother dies
    When his father left in 1810, his mother cared for him until she died from tuberculosis. After her death,he then went to live with his foster parents John and Frances Allan.
  • Edgar starts school

    Edgar starts school
    Edgar Allan Poe began his education in London, England when his foster parents sailed in 1815.
  • Five years later

    Five years later
    After leaving to London five years prior, Poe sails back to the USA going to Richmond, Virginia.
  • His First Poem

    His First Poem
    Poe was about 15 when he wrote his first known poem to others. He wrote "Last night, with many cares & toils oppres'd/ weary, I laid me on a couch to rest."
  • Starts College

    Starts College
    Poe enrolls midway through the year at the University of Virginia. The school was just starting up.
  • Leaves his family

    Leaves his family
    Edgar Allan Poe had a problem with gambling and ended up having a huge debt. John Allan didnt give him the money to pay the debt so Edgar dropped out of college and left to Baltimore.
  • Army and Book

    Army and Book
    Poe joins the U.S army under a false last name. During that time, he made his first book, "Tamerlane and Other Poems", and it was published.
  • Starts military school

    Starts military school
    Poe starts going to U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A couple months later he publishes another book called "Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems."
  • He's Out and Aspiring Writer.

    He's Out and Aspiring Writer.
    Poe got tired of West Point and tried hard to get kicked out. After skipping many classes and events, they let him go. A short time later, he began working on more poems and short stories.
  • Poe Gets A Job

    Poe Gets A Job
    Poe finally gets a job as an editor at Southern Literary Messenger. He wrote reviews and critics others on their work. He made vicious reviews.
  • He Ties The Knot

    He Ties The Knot
    When Poe is 27 years old, he gets married. He married his 13 year-old (some sources she was was 14) cousin, Virginia Clemm, in Richmond, Virginia.
  • First Novel

    First Novel
    Poe finally writes his first known novel. It was called "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym". The book was soon published.
  • Magazine Editor

    Magazine Editor
    Poe becomes an editor at a magazine called "Burton's Gentleman Magazine". He stayed there as an editor until 1840 in June
  • A New Book

    A New Book
    Edgar Allan Poe made a story collection published in two volumes. It was called "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque."
  • Editing

    He found another job as an editor at the magazine "Graham's Magazine." The magazine previews Edgar Allan Poe's short story called "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." This started the genres now known as dectective stories.
  • Virgina Becomes Sick

    Virgina Becomes Sick
    Vignina has been sick for some time. While she is at the piano, singing, blood begans to pour out of her mouth. That's a symtom of untreated tuberculosis. After that, she becomes worse.
  • The Raven

    The Raven
    Edagr Allan Poe publishes his poem, The Raven, and it immediately became a big hit. It brung him his fame he long awaited for.
  • Virginia Dies

    Virginia Dies
    Virginia dies in their shared home of tuberculosis. Edgar had been so sad in Virginia's last months so friends believed he was going insane. Virginia dying had Poe go into major depression and alcoholism.
  • His Tragic Death

    His Tragic Death
    Poe had never really gotten over his wife's death. He still gambled and drunk heavily. Someone found him unconcious in a gutter. They took him to a hospital where he died of causes still not determined. His last words were "Lord, help my poor soul." He is buried at Westminister Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.