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Unformatted text preview: from madness and depression. He attempted suicide in 1848, and he died in 1849. Poe first began writing and publishing his stuff in the 1830s. Him best known works often dealt with mystery and murder. He is considered the father of the horror story. In stories such as The Fall of the House of Usher and Murder in the Rue Morgue, Poe explore the dark side of human nature. Poe also wrote poetry. The Raven was one of the hottest poems of its day....
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