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Edgar Allan Poe - Author

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 49), was born in Boston, USA. His parents were actors but both suffered from tuberculosis and died in 1811. The two-year-old Edgar was taken in by John Allan, a wealthy merchant – hence the middle name. He had a very happy childhood as the only child of a rich family. He did well at school, especially in languages and athletics. In 1926 Edgar went to the University of Virginia. In his first term her did no work, spending his time on wine, women and song! He had a huge row with his step-father and ran away to join the army. A few years later Mrs Allan begged her husband to find him and make up the quarrel. This happened but the two men never managed to have a good relationship again. When his wife died, John Allan remarried and his new wife hated Edgar. So, by 1831 he was out in the world, alone and broke.

Edgar was by now writing poetry but with little success. He did find a new family, an aunt and married her fourteen-year-old daughter...

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Tell-Tale Heart And Other Stories

Tell-Tale Heart And Other Stories

Author: Edgar Allan Poe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym Of Nantucket

The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym Of Nantucket

Author: Edgar Allan Poe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2020

The Raven

The Raven

Author: Edgar Allan Poe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2020

The Raven

The Raven

Author: Edgar Allan Poe Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2020

Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

These stories and poems come from the mind of one of the earliest masters of macabre literature. From the mysterious to the macabre, the works of Edgar Allan Poe have the power to evoke readers' deepest emotions. Poe's stories and poems explore the darker side of life and still offer lessons and insight into human behavior today. This handsome Word Cloud edition presents many of Poe's best-known works, including The Raven, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Fall of the House of Usher, along with dozens of other short stories and poems.

The Detective Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

The Detective Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2020

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