EDGAR ALLAN POE
Edgar allan poe born in Boston on january 19,1809. He died on October 7, 1849 after only having lived 40 years. The cause of death is unknown. Someof you may be familiar with some of Poe's popular works such as "The Black Cat," "Life of Poe" or "Annabel Lee." Poe moved around often spending much of his time in Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York.
Yes, Poe was an extraordinary writer but there are things about Poe that many are unaware of. For instance, many fail to realize that even though Poe was a renowned author of many different forms of literature and was one of the First American writers to gain an audience oversears he died poor due to investing his entire savings in a magazine venture that went banrupt. He did not just write poems, stories and essays, Poe actually worked as a critic and wrote many negative reviews about authors in the Romantic genre. Poe's wife who died of tuberculosis was his first cousin. Poe had a serious drinking problem, yet his tolerance for Alcohol was so low that one drink would cause damage. Another interesting detail that you may not know about Edgar Allan Poe is that he spent much of his time in Bronx, New York.