Edgar Allan Poe

American, 1809 - 1849
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an influential American writer and poet, known for his gothic and macabre tales that explore themes of death, madness, and the supernatural. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Poe faced early hardships with the death of his parents and subsequent foster care. He struggled with poverty throughout his life but made significant contributions to literature with works such as "The Raven," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." Poe's writing style, characterized by its haunting atmosphere and psychological depth, has had a lasting impact on the genres of horror and detective fiction, making him one of the most enduring and celebrated figures in American literature.
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