Edgar Allan Poe

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Edgar Allan Poe. Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Mass. He was an American author and poet best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre. Poe is considered a pioneer of “Horror” and the inventor of the detective fiction genre. His most famous work is “The Raven” but Poe wrote many poems and short stories that have been put to stage and screen over and over. Poe passed away in 1849 at only 40 years old. His death has been attributed to many different things including alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents. Wow!! Now that’s scary.

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