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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Poe was born on January 19,1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe is the second child of actress Elizabeth Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. In 1810,

Poe’s mother died of consumption and his father abandoned their family. He was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never adopted

him they raised him. He spend a short period (1year) at the University of Virginia and attempted a military career that paid $5 a month . In Baltimore in 1835, he

married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. Ten years later in January 1845, he published his poem 'The Raven' which was very successful.

The Literary Era where Edgar A. Poe did most of his writing was the The Romantic Era. This movement was a complex artistic, literary, and intellectual
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