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Poe had given Griswold a memorandum from which to write a biography of him, but the editor's use of this work was distinctly unflattering—even treacherous. Griswold quickly produced a polemic obituary and soon after undertook to publish a multivolume edition of Poe's writings, The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe (1850–1856), as well as an unjust and inflammatory fifty-page memoir detailing Poe's life. This sketch, subsequently used by many later biographers, helped in part to create the caricature of Poe that has survived in American literary legend—as a death-obsessed, drug-addled debaucher.

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Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe) in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809.
Poe died mysteriously on October 7, 1849, in the Washington College Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.


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When Martha first began teaching American literature, she found so much conflicting information about Edgar Allan Poe that she became confused about what to teach her students.

And this was the tribute paid by the American public to the master who hadgiven to it such tales of conjuring charm, of witchery and mystery as "TheFall of the House of Usher" and "Ligea; such fascinating hoaxes as"The Unparalleled Adventure of Hans Pfaall," "MSS. Found in aBottle," "A Descent Into a Maelstrom" and "The BalloonHoax"; such tales of conscience as "William Wilson," "TheBlack Cat" and "The Tell-tale Heart," wherein the retributions ofremorse are portrayed with an awful fidelity; such tales of natural beauty as"The Island of the Fay" and "The Domain of Arnheim"; suchmarvellous studies in ratiocination as the "Gold-bug," "TheMurders in the Rue Morgue," "The Purloined Letter" and "TheMystery of Marie Roget," the latter, a recital of fact, demonstrating theauthor's wonderful capability of correctly analyzing the mysteries of the humanmind; such tales of illusion and banter as "The Premature Burial" and"The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether"; such bits ofextravaganza as "The Devil in the Belfry" and "The Angel of theOdd"; such tales of adventure as "The Narrative of Arthur GordonPym"; such papers of keen criticism and review as won for Poe theenthusiastic admiration of Charles Dickens, although they made him many enemiesamong the over-puffed minor American writers so mercilessly exposed by him; suchpoems of beauty and melody as "The Bells," "The HauntedPalace," "Tamerlane," "The City in the Sea" and"The Raven." What delight for the jaded senses of the reader is thisenchanted domain of wonder-pieces! What an atmosphere of beauty, music, color!What resources of imagination, construction, analysis and absolute art! Onemight almost sympathize with Sarah Helen Whitman, who, confessing to a halffaith in the old superstition of the significance of anagrams, found, in thetransposed letters of Edgar Poe's name, the words "a God-peer." Hismind, she says, was indeed a "Haunted Palace," echoing to thefootfalls of angels and demons.

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Edgar Allan Poe was a poet, short story writer, editor, and critic. Credited by many scholars as the inventor of the detective genre in fiction, he was a master at using elements of mystery, psychological terror, and the macabre in his writing. His most famous poem, "The Raven" (1845), combines his penchant for suspense with some of the most famous lines in American poetry. While editor of the -based , Poe carved out a philosophy of poetry that emphasized brevity and beauty for its own sake. Stories, he wrote, should be crafted to convey a single, unified impression, and for Poe, that impression was most often dread. "The Tell-Tale Heart" (1843), for instance, memorably describes the paranoia of its narrator, who is guilty of murder. After leaving Richmond, Poe lived and worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New York, seeming to collect literary enemies wherever he went. Incensed by his especially sharp, often sarcastic style of criticism, they were not inclined to help Poe as his life unraveled because of sickness and poverty. After Poe's death at the age of forty, a former colleague, Rufus W. Griswold, wrote a scathing biography that contributed, in the years to come, to a literary caricature. Poe's poetry and prose, however, have endured.

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Edgar Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, to traveling actors David Poe Jr. (a Baltimore, Maryland, native) and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins (an emigrant from England). Poe was the couple's second of three children. His brother, William Henry Leonard Poe, was born in 1807, and his sister, Rosalie Poe, was born in 1810. On December 8, 1811, when Poe was just two years old, his mother died in Richmond. His father, who had left the family in 1810, died of unknown circumstances. Henry, as William Henry Leonard was known, lived with his grandparents in Baltimore, while Rosalie and Edgar remained in Richmond. William and Jane Mackenzie adopted Rosalie, and Edgar became the foster son of John and Frances Allan. Poe received his middle name from his foster parents.