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Edgar Allan Poewas an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. He attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money. After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officer's cadet at West Point, Poe parted ways with the Allans. His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian".
Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem, "The Raven", to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. He began planning to produce his own journal, The Penn (later renamed The Stylus), though he died before it could be produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.
This book contains Bundle of 24 titles of Edgar Allan Poe.
1: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
2: The Black Cat
3: Tales of Conscience
4: A Descent into the Maelstrom
6: Eureka: a prose poem
7: The Fall of the House of Usher
8: The Gold-Bug
9: Humorous Tales
10: Tales of Illusion
12: The Mystery of Marie Roget
13: The Murders in the Rue Morgue
14: Tales of Natural Beauty
15: Old World Romances
16: The Complete poems of Edgar Allan Poe
17: The Pit and the Pendulum
18: The Purloined Letter
19: Romances of Death
20: Tales of Science
21: Thou Art the Man
22: William Wilson
23: The Raven
24: Illustrations to Poe’s Works