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  Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia for about six years (1838-1844), spending his last year to 18 months at a house on North 7th Street.
Poe came to Philadelphia, which was at the time the literary center of the United States, boasting many publishers of books and magazines.
Poe's mental health mirrored the state of Virginia's health — flowing between optimism when she was healthy and drunken insanity was she was in decline.
www.ushistory.org /tour/tour_poe.htm   (1769 words)

  Edgar Allan Poe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edgar Allan Poe was born to a Scots-Irish family in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 19, 1809, the son of actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr.
Poe associated the aesthetic aspect of art with pure ideality claiming that the mood or sentiment created by a work of art elevates the soul, and is thus a spiritual experience.
Poe himself was critical of democracy and capitalism (in his story "Mellonta Tauta," Poe proclaims that "democracy is a very admirable form of government—for dogs" [8]), and the tragic poverty and misery of Poe's biography seemed, to Baudelaire, to be the ultimate example of how the bourgeoisie destroys genius and originality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe   (6557 words)

 Poe, Edgar Allan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
However, when Allan remarried the following year Poe lost all hope of further assistance from him and was expelled from the Academy for infraction of numerous minor rules.
Poe was a complex person, tormented and alcoholic yet also considerate and humorous, a good friend, and an affectionate husband.
Poe was also an intelligent and witty critic who often theorized about the art of writing.
www.bartleby.com /65/po/Poe-Edga.html   (805 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum - City of Baltimore, Maryland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809, he was the grandson of Baltimore Revolutionary War patriot, David Poe Sr., he was orphaned at age 3 and, though never legally adopted, made his home with Mr.
Poe moved to Richmond where in 1836 he sent for Maria and Virginia Clemm, Henry Clemm vanished and was never heard from again.
The Edgar Allan Poe Society was given control of the house and it opened as The Edgar Allan Poe House in 1949.
www.ci.baltimore.md.us /government/historic/poehouse.html   (1086 words)

 Neurotic Poets: Edgar Allan Poe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
It was here that Edgar was to be raised, with his early influences being the stories of house slaves and the tales told by skippers and sea merchants.
The dead and dying would always have a strong hold over Edgar, as demonstrated by the story that a six-year old Edgar was once "seized with terror" as he passed by a local graveyard, convinced that the spirits of the undead would run after him.
This confirmed what Edgar had long feared: that she was suffering from the mysterious disease of consumption which had already claimed his father and his mother.
www.neuroticpoets.com /poe   (1336 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe Poetry and Biography
Edgar Allan Poe lived only 40 short years (1809-1849), yet his body of work is as rich a literary legacy as any published author.
Poe was born into an acting family, both mother and father were actors, but their tragic death in 1812, left young Edgar to be raised by his Godfather John Allan, a wealthy merchant in Richmond Virginia.
Poe was educated abroad and later at the University of Virginia.
www.webterrace.com /poe   (507 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe - Books and Biography
Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents who were itinerant actors.
Poe suffered from bouts of depression and madness, and he attempted suicide in 1848.
In his supernatural fiction Poe usually dealt with paranoia rooted in personal psychology, physical or mental enfeeblement, obsessions, the damnation of death, feverish fantasies, the cosmos as source of horror and inspiration, without bothering himself with such supernatural beings as ghosts, werewolves, vampires, and so on.
www.readprint.com /author-67/Edgar-Allan-Poe   (1320 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe's Richmond LiteraryTraveler.com
Edgar's letters reveal he had to borrow money to pay for books and a bed and further "...to hire a servant, to pay for wood, for washing, and a thousand other necessaries." [Letter to John Allan, West Point, Jan'y 3d, 1831 [misdated 1830], cited in Stern, p.
Poe's rebellion against Allan and subsequent disinheritance spurred his career and life in the world: his nomadic quest from city to city, employer to employer–the dream of owning his own magazine perpetually eluding him.
Poe's lonely, ignominious death is made even more tragic by the fact that right before his final trip to Baltimore, he seemed on the verge of success.
www.literarytraveler.com /edgarallanpoe/poe.htm   (2135 words)

 Poe's Life - PoeMuseum.org
Elizabeth Arnold Poe died in Richmond on December 8, 1811, and Edgar was taken into the family of John Allan, a member of the firm of Ellis and Allan, tobacco-merchants.
Allan refused to let him return to the University, a quarrel ensued, and Poe was driven from the Allan home without money.
Poe's slashing reviews and sensational tales made him widely known as an author; however, he failed to find a publisher for a volume of burlesque tales, Tales of the Folio Club.
www.poemuseum.org /poes_life   (850 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents who were itinerant actors.
Poe's work and his theory of "pure poetry" was early recognized especially in France, where he inspired Jules Verne, Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), Paul Valéry (1871-1945) and Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898).
In his supernatural fiction Poe usually dealt with paranoia rooted in personal psychology, physical or mental enfeeblement, obsessions, the damnation of death, feverish fantasies, the cosmos as source of horror and inspiration, without bothering himself with such supernatural beings as ghosts, werewolves, vampires, and so on.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /eapoe.htm   (1923 words)

 The Edgar Allan Poe Crypto Challenge
Poe claimed that he did not have the time to work out their solution, but published them in Graham's for his readers to decipher.
Another clue was taken from Tyler's correspondence to Poe in which he discussed the difficulty of deciphering text that was written backwards ("eht", rather than "the"), and spaces and punctuation are omitted.
Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher website is one of the more extensive sources of online information.
www.bokler.com /eapoe.html   (943 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was the master craftsman of spine-chilling horror.
Poe's influence was strongest in France, where he was to have a direct influence upon Baudelaire, Mallarme, Verlaine and Rimbaud.
Edgar Allan Poe was the master of plot.
www.heureka.clara.net /art/poe.htm   (1687 words)

 Island of Freedom - Edgar Allan Poe
Poe's parents were touring actors; both died before he was 3 years old, and he was taken into the home of John Allan, a prosperous merchant in Richmond, Va., and baptized Edgar Allan Poe.
Poe, his aunt, and Virginia moved to Richmond in 1835, and he became editor of the Southern Literary Messenger and married Virginia, who was not yet 14 years old.
Poe's extraordinary manipulation of rhythm and sound is particularly evident in The Bells (1849), a poem that seems to echo with the chiming of metallic instruments, and The Sleeper (1831), which reproduces the state of drowsiness.
www.island-of-freedom.com /POE.HTM   (940 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe in his time
Poe's maternal grandparents, Henry Arnold and Elizabeth Smith, both actors at the Covent Garden Theatre (London), marry in June.
On January 19 Edgar Poe is born in Boston.
October 3: Poe is discovered unconscious in Baltimore and taken to Washington College Hospital.
www.heise.de /ix/raven/Literature/Authors/poe/life.html   (707 words)

 A Poe Webliography by Heyward Ehrlich
Poe Works, part of a larger project to put the version history of everything Poe wrote and as many actual texts as possible online.
The Michigan HTI Poe collection is generally similar in content to the Virginia ETC collection, but lacks "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Gold-Bug," and "Ligeia." The Michigan HTI permits remote access to both the HTML and SGML versions.
"Edgar Allan Poe and Baltimore" by Doug Bouter.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~ehrlich/poesites.html   (3003 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe - Biography and Works
Edgar Poe was born on 19 January 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of actors Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins (1787-1811) and David Poe (1784-1810).
When Poe’s foster mother died in 1829 her deathbed wish was honoured by Edgar and stepfather John reconciling, though it was brief.
A bas-relief bust of Poe adorns the marble and granite monument which is simply inscribed with the birth and death dates of Poe (although his birthdate is wrong), Maria, and Virginia who, in 1885, was reinterred with her husband and mother.
www.online-literature.com /poe   (2440 words)

 The Poe Decoder
The literary talent of Edgar Allan Poe is beyond dispute, but his activity in the scientific area (condensed in Eureka) has been sadly neglected or ignored.
Poe's Startling discovery of current modern theories of the formation and destiny of the universe and the symbolic presentation of those theories in "MS Found in a Bottle" and "A Descent into the Maelström."
The Poe Decoder is a project started by a small group of Poe enthusiasts to make criticism and information on Poe and his work available on the Internet.
www.poedecoder.com   (586 words)

 Poet: Edgar Allan Poe - All poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Poe was born in Massachusetts, the son of travelling actors David and Elizabeth Arnold Poe.
However, had Poe partaken of any of the narcotic substances he was accused of favoring, he would have dropped cold dead.
edger allen poe is one of the greatest poets of all time and i feel that this poem really shows what he was made of......
www.poemhunter.com /edgar-allan-poe/poet-3094   (571 words)

 E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore - The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
There are many sites on the Internet featuring some of Poe's works, usually the better known poems (such as "The Raven") and tales (such as "The Fall of the House of Usher"), and several sites which purport to offer Poe's "Complete" works — none of these sites, however, can accurately make this boast.
And Poe's "Sonnet — to Science" may take on a slightly different meaning as the introductory poem to "Al Aarraf" in both the 1829 and 1831 editions of Poe's poems.
It is presumed that Poe's works, widely published for over 150 years, are part of the public domain and that no copyright laws have been violated in posting this material.
www.eapoe.org /works/index.htm   (1136 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe
In 1830 Poe was accepted into West Point, but he ruined his chances there as well with more drinking.
Edgar Allan Poe was a household name to American readers.
Edgar Allan Poe at the University of Virginia
edgar-allan-poe.com   (343 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site - Areaparks.com
Exploring themes as diverse as spirituality, astronomy, science and depravity, Poe’s writing is as powerful and arresting today as when he was first published.
Poe’s 6 years in Philadelphia, 1838-1844, were his most productive.
While living in Philadelphia, Poe went from the high of being a popular lecturer to the despair of learning that his wife Virginia was ill with tuberculosis.
edgarallanpoe.areaparks.com   (264 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe
The "Poe Webliography" calls this "Must-see browsing for all serious students of Poe." A great site with variant versions of the works.
Poe Webliography: Essential for those looking at Poe on the web, this site by Rutgers professor Heyward Ehrlich includes annotated reviews of sites on Poe.
The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site web page includes a picture of Poe's house in Philadelphia.
www.wsu.edu /~campbelld/amlit/poe.htm   (365 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe's Virtual Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
The purpose of Poe's virtual library is to provide a one-page resource for interesting and significant materials listed under subject headings.
Edgar Allan Poe at the University of Virginia
Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker: A Meeting of the Macabre
www.comnet.ca /~forrest/library.html   (517 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-20)
Poe lived in Philadelphia for six years from 1838-1844, and this period was his most prolific.
He was an editor and critic for two major magazines Burton's Gentlemen's Magazine and Graham's, and he published about 50 works (among them the classics "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Pit and the Pendulum", and "The Masque of the Red Death").
Poe, his wife Virginia, and his mother-in-law Maria rented several homes in Philadelphia, but only the last house has survived.
www.nps.gov /edal/index1.html   (211 words)

 cbs11tv.com - Mystery Man Pays Visit To Edgar Allan Poe's Grave
The curator of Baltimore's Poe House and Museum, Jeff Jerome, says the overnight visit was viewed by 55 people, the largest crowd ever.
Poe, who wrote poems and horror stories such as "The Raven" and "The Telltale Heart," died in 1849 in Baltimore at the age of 40 after collapsing in a tavern.
Each year, the mysterious visitor known only as the Poe Toaster visits Edgar Allan Poe's grave on the author's birthday bearing a gift of three roses and a bottle of cognac.
cbs11tv.com /watercooler/watercooler_story_019082142.html   (291 words)

 Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site - Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe still thrills readers today.
Come imagine Poe’s life on Seventh Street, his only surviving residence in Philadelphia.
While the house is modest like Poe’s, it has retained many furnishing and papers used by Whitman.
www.nps.gov /edal   (240 words)

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