Edgar Allan Poe (In 1833 he won a literary contest for his short story MS…
Edgar Allan Poe
In 1833 he won a literary contest for his short story MS found in a bottle.
He is considered the inventor of the modern detective story .
He is famous for his tales of horror.
His parents were both actors
When he was only two years old his father left the family.
His mother died on December 8, 1811.
He went to lived with the Allans to England for five years.
When they returned to the United States in 1820 Edgar went to private schools in Richmond.
In 1826 he went to the University of Virginia.
In 1827 he published his first book of poems.
He was born on January 19th in Boston.
From 1835 to 1837 he worked as the editor of the literary magazine the southern literary messenger.
He did an extremely good job sales increased from 500 to 3500 copies.
In 1836 he married his cousin Virginia Clemn.
His mother died of tuberculosis
His wife died as well of tuberculosis
He succes as an editor he didn't make enough money to support his family
His most famous poem is "The Raven"
In 1841 Poe launched the new genere of detective fiction
He had a drinking problem because he was sad because of his wife´s death.