Edgar Allen Poe Biography

Edgar Allen Poe Biography - blood vessel in 1842 and...

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Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts to parents who were itinerant actors. His father David Poe Jr. died probably in 1810 and his mother Elizabeth Hopkins Poe in 1811. Edgar was taken into the home of a Richmond merchant John Allan and brought up partly in England (1815-20), where he attended Manor School at Stoke Newington. Never legally adopted, Poe took Allan's name for his middle name. Poe attended the University of Virginia (1826), but was expelled for not paying his gambling debts In 1836 Poe married his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm. She burst a
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Unformatted text preview: blood vessel in 1842, and remained a virtual invalid until her death from tuberculosis five years later he wrote “Anabell Lee” to her Poe suffered from bouts of depression and madness, and he attempted suicide in 1848. In September the following year he disappeared for three days after a drink at a birthday party and on his way to visit his new fiancée in Richmond. He turned up in a delirious condition in Baltimore gutter and died on October 7, 1849....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course ANTHRO 100 taught by Professor Bowie during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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