Monday, October 7, 2013

Edgar Allan Poe Died On This Day In 1849

As notes, Edgar Allan Poe died on this day in 1849.

Born January 19, 1809, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and horror initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American fiction. His The Raven (1845) numbers among the best-known poems in national literature.

You can read the rest of the piece and watch a video of Poe's life and work via the below link:

You can also read my review of In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Edgar Allan Poe Tales and Essays From Today's Leading Crime Writers via the below link:

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