Edgar Allan Poe Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Education, Career, Death

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe

What is Edgar Allan Poe most famous for?

Edgar Allan Poe is an American poet, critic and a short story writer who have written a number of poems a stories. He is famous for his wide red Tale named The Murders in the Rue Morgue and his poem named The Raven.

Edgar Allan Poe childhood

Poe was born on January 19th 1809 in Boston Massachusetts in the United States.

Edgar Allan Poe family

His father was an actor from Baltimore named David Poe Junior and his mother was Elizabeth Arnold Poe who was also an actress but was raised by a Richmond merchant named John Allan.

Edgar Allan Poe wife

Poe was married to a young girl named Virginia Clemn who was just 13 at that time.

Edgar Allan Poe Education

Poe attended Virginia University but didn’t finish his education due to radiation of gambling.

When did Edgar Allan Poe start writing

Edgar began his career in 1827 in Boston when he published a pamphlet of Youthful Byronic Poems Other poems and Tamerlane. Under the name Edgar A. Perry he joined army due to his social status but had to quit when his foster mother died and his release was purchased by John Allan and helped him get appointment to the West Point U.S Millitary Academy.

Before joining the U.S Military Academy in 1929 he published some minor poems and Al Aaraaf Tamerlane. Unfortunately, he was expelled from the academy because of his absenteeism. He the processed to New York City where he came up again with a volume of poems which comprised of influence of John Kears, Samu Taylor Coleridge and Percy Bysshe and several masterpieces. Allan Poe then returned to Baltimore and this is when he started writing stories and in 1833 the story he wrote of MS. Found in a Bottle earned him $50 from Baltimore every week.

Critical reviewer

In 1835 he got to Richmond where he was the editor of Southern Literary Messenger. This is where he made a name as a critical reviewer.

Edgar lost his job in Richmond because of irresponsible drinking after which he went to New York. While in New York in 1938 he published narrative which was consisted of more factual materials which consisted of the wildest fancies and it was the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and an inspiration of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

The following year in Philadelphia he co-edited Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine.  The achievement gave him the energy to write The Fall of the House of Usher a story of supernatural horror and also William Wilson with a latter containing study of neurotic which had been acquaintance of Poe.

 In 1839 Edgar was out with his own Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque which dated in 1840. The same year he decided to resign from Burtons in June but made a comeback a year later and edited its successor Grahams Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine where he is the one who printed the first detective story about the Rue Morgue Murder. From the Philadelphia Dollar Magazine his story The Gold Bug earned him $100 in 1943 and earned him fame in the writing industry.

When was Edgar Allan Poe considered a success as a writer

He again went back to New York in 1944 where he wrote for the son The Balloon Hoax. A year later he became the New York Mirror Subeditor under his lifelong friend named N.P Willis. In 1845 he’s famous poem The Raven was published in the New York Mirror on January 29th and this earned Edgar popularity nationwide.

After another success he worked at Broadway Journal and named his program a Shoet Lived Weekly and he was able to again publish the short stories. In the last year he was pursued by Love Osgood who was also a poet. When his Tales and poems like the The Raven and others were out, he decided to Fordham in a cottage and worked in the Gody’s Lady’s Book in 1846 and wrote the Literari of New York City that later led to Libel suit.

Where did edgar allan poe live

After the death of his wife Virginia in 1847 he moved to Rhode Island Province in order to woo Sarah Helen with a short engagement and this is when he composed a poetic tribute to all the women he had an affair with. In 1848 he published Explanation which is a transcendental and also Eureka which is a lecturer the universe. They have faced criticism and called nonsense. He then had a disagreement with wild spree in Philadelphia and went back to Richmond.

How did Edgar Allan Poe die

Poe died in September 1849 when he went to Baltimore from Richmond. However, the exact cause of his death remains unknown. He was buried at Westminster Presbyterian Churchyard in Baltimore.