Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Edgar!

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American poet and short story writer. He is best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre.

He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents died when he was young and he was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia. His publishing career began in 1927 when a collection of his poems was published anonymously. He spent the next few years working for periodicals and literary journals. In 1845, the poem, "The Raven" was published and became an instant success. Poe died in 1849, two years after his wife, Virginia. The cause of his death is unknown.

His list of works are numerous and classic. Poe is considered the "Father" of the detective novel and contributed to the then emerging genre of science fiction.



Other works

Thank you Wikipedia for providing information.

1 comment:

AwtemNymf said...

I had forgotten that today is his birthday! EAP was a strange character but very smart. I love the Raven *winks* wonder why? *tee hee hee*