Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allen Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. He is one of three children from David and Elizabeth Poe. He attended the University of Virginia but due to drinking a lot he quickly went in to debt even though his adoptive father had plenty of money had to quit school. In 1827, he joined the U.S. Army and became very successful but later on ignored his duties so he would be dismissed. In 1831, Poe went to New York city where he had some of his poetry published but still was a struggling writer as most beginning writers turn out to be. But he did win some prizes from a couple of his poems. He invented the modern detective story writing The Murders of the Rue Morgue. As most of his jobs he was an editor and didn't really go anywhere because those companies would run out of money so he would be out of the job. So he had plenty of time to do his own writing and get them published. He soon died before his time at the age of 40 but with all his works, he is still living.


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