Edgar Allan Poe appeared to be an American poet, editor, writer, literary critic. He actually dealt with the American Romantic Movement. This man was mostly known for his awesome tales of macabre and mystery. Edgar was one of the greatest US practitioners of short story. Furthermore, he’s considered to be the true father of the detective-fiction genre. Besides this, the writer is credited for his decent contribution in science-fiction.
Edgar’s works had an enormous impact on American literature as well as other specialized fields, such as cryptography and cosmology. As for his best known fiction works, he mostly dealt with Gothic, concerns of premature burial, effects of decomposition, mourning and reanimation of the dead. He also productively work in the dark genre of romanticism.
Childhood and early life
He was born in 1809, on January 19 in Boston, Massachusetts. Edgar Poe’s parents were actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and David Poe, actor. Edgar had wo siblings – a younger sister Rosalie Poe and an elder brother William Henry. A successful Scottish merchant John Allan raised Edgar Poe in Richmond, Virginia. Allan boasted business of cloth, tobacco, tombstones, wheat and also slaves.
The Episcopal Church was the place where the writer was baptized in 1812. In 1815, his family sailed to the United Kingdom, where the writer attended the grammar school in Irvine, in Scotland. In 1816, Edgar rejoined his family in London. Until summer 1817, the writer attended a boarding school in Chelsea. Besides this, Edgar studied at the Reverend John Bransby’s Manor House School, Stoke Newington. In 1820, Edgar made his way to Richmond, Virginia. In 1824, during he celebration of the visit of Marquis de Lafayette in Richmond, the writer served as the lieutenant of the Richmond youth honor guard.
The death of William Galt, the writer’s rich uncle, in 1825, left the legendary author an inheritance of several acres of real estate worth approximately $750,000. Simultaneously, Edgar was engaged to Sarah Elmira Royster. In 1826, Edgar Poe left for University of Virginia in order to master languages. The given educational institution was founded by Thomas Jefferson, and was built around on his ideas. The university boasted quite strict rules against guns, horses, gambling, alcohol and tobacco. When staying in the University, the writer became distant with Royster. Furthermore, he became a gambling addict.
Edgar Allan Poe appeared to be an American poet, editor, writer, literary critic. He actually dealt with the American Romantic Movement. This man was mostly known for his awesome tales of macabre and mystery. Edgar was one of the greatest US practitioners of short story. Furthermore, he’s considered to be the true father of the detective-fiction genre.