Edgar Allen Poe He is best known for his poems and short fiction, Edgar Allan Poe, born in Boston, Jan. 19, 1809, died Oct. 7, 1849 in Baltimore, deserves more credit than any other source for the transformation of the short accounting from anecdote to art. He virtually created the detective story and perfected the psychological thriller. He alike produced some of the most influential literary criticism of his eon -- important theoretical statements on poetry and the short story -- and has had a worldwide influence on literature. Poes parents were David Poe Jr.
and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins, were touring actors; both died before he was 3 years old, and he was taken into the kinsfolk of John Allan, a prosperous merchant in Richmond, Va., and baptised Edgar Allan Poe. His childhood was uneventful, although he studied (1815-20) for 5 years in England. In 1826 he entered the University of Virginia but stayed for only a year. Although a good student, he ran up large gambling debts that Allan r...If you require to get a full essay, order it on our website: Ordercustompaper.com
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