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American writer, critic and editor Edgar Allan Poe is famous for his tales and poems of horror and mystery, including The Raven.
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Watch a short video about Edgar Allan Poe to find out how the tragic losses in his life may have contributed to his transformation into one of the most popular authors in history.
Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" is one of the most famous poems ever written in English. His dark writing, coupled with his mysterious death, has made him one of the most famous macabre figures in history.
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Edgar Allan Poe, writer and editor, was haunted by his past as an orphan and a life alone which led him to alcohol abuse, madness, and self-destruction.
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While he never had financial success in his lifetime, Poe has become one of America's most enduring writers. His works are as compelling today as there were more than a century ago. A bright, imaginative thinker, Poe crafted stories and poems that still shock, surprise and move modern readers.
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