Edgar Allan Poe Biography

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Before starting this journey on Edgar Allan Poe's universe, there is nothing better than to dig deep into the events and things that caused Edgar to be one the greatest dreamers and visionaries of the world. One could spend months or even years discussing and trying to decode Poe's mind, but in the end, his words on paper talk louder and clearer than any study or papers written by Professors of renowned institutions, of course, their studies over Edgar's work are well appreciated, but no one will ever truly understand him. Such different emotions, such pain, such suffering which somehow, mixed together created the perfect recipe for marvelous tragedies. Just as Poe wrote in his poem "The Raven" : "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing , doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before." He dreamed things that his contemporaries could not, in their wildest dreams, imagine. Imagination, a delightful extravaganza that Poe did not denied himself to, which he paid a price for.

Edgar Allan Poe was born at the great city of Boston, on January 19, 1809. His mother, Elizabeth Arnold, an imigrant from England married his father, David, in 1805. They had three children together, Henry, Edgar and Rosalie All was well, until that fatidic year when Elizabeth died of tuberculosis, leaving Edgar who was only two years old at the time and his siblings, behind. No father to take care of these toddlers, for Elizabeth had gotten a divorce and had taken the kids with her, they were set apart from each other and adopted by different families. Edgar was adopted by the wealthy family of the Allan's, what gave Edgar great opportunities. At age of six, he attended school in England for five years, where he learned French, Latin, Math and History. Passed the time, he returned home and continued his studies at the University of Virginia in 1826, he was 17. Although John Allan could had paid for his studies, he did not. What left Edgar with...
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