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1 Edgar Allan Poe an author to know

2 When did he live? F

3 Where did he live? Fborn in Boston, Massachusetts Flived in FBaltimore FPhiladelphia FNew York Fborn in Boston, Massachusetts Flived in FBaltimore FPhiladelphia FNew York

4 Family Life Fboth parents died by the time he was 2 years old Fraised by foster parents, Frances and John Allan Fmoved to England for a while with his foster parents Fboth parents died by the time he was 2 years old Fraised by foster parents, Frances and John Allan Fmoved to England for a while with his foster parents

5 Gambling trouble Fwhile in college (University of Virginia) Edgar accumulated gambling debts. FHe and his foster dad no longer spoke FHe had to leave college and join the US Army Fwhile in college (University of Virginia) Edgar accumulated gambling debts. FHe and his foster dad no longer spoke FHe had to leave college and join the US Army

6 Marriage FAt age 22, he moved to his aunt’s house FThere he fell in love with his aunt’s daughter, Virginia Clemm FThey married in 1836, when Virginia was only 13 years old FAt age 22, he moved to his aunt’s house FThere he fell in love with his aunt’s daughter, Virginia Clemm FThey married in 1836, when Virginia was only 13 years old

7 Career FPublished his first book of poems in 1827, at his own expense FHe published many poems and short stories and became well known as a critic and writer FHis only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, was published in 1838 FPublished his first book of poems in 1827, at his own expense FHe published many poems and short stories and became well known as a critic and writer FHis only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, was published in 1838

8 Death FUncertain what he died of Fsome say alcoholism Fsome say he was murdered Fsome say he had rabies FMost agree that he was found unconscious in the street FHe died October 7, 1849 FUncertain what he died of Fsome say alcoholism Fsome say he was murdered Fsome say he had rabies FMost agree that he was found unconscious in the street FHe died October 7, 1849

9 Themes in his work FGothic (Horror)  recurring themes deal with questions of death including:  its physical signs  the effects of decomposition  concerns of premature burial  the reanimation of the dead  mourning FGothic (Horror)  recurring themes deal with questions of death including:  its physical signs  the effects of decomposition  concerns of premature burial  the reanimation of the dead  mourning

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11 Important Works FShort Stories FThe Fall of the House of Usher, 1839 FEleonora, 1850 FThe Masque of the Red Death, 1850 FThe Tell-Tale Heart, 1850 FShort Stories FThe Fall of the House of Usher, 1839 FEleonora, 1850 FThe Masque of the Red Death, 1850 FThe Tell-Tale Heart, 1850

12 Important Works FPoems F“The Raven,” 1845 F“Annabel Lee,” 1849 F“The Bells,” 1849 FPoems F“The Raven,” 1845 F“Annabel Lee,” 1849 F“The Bells,” 1849


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