Edgar Allan Poe brought about many new techniques and changes to how stories were written in the 19th century. Edgar Allan Poe started a new style of writing romance, horror and mystery stories. This new form of writing influenced horror authors of today such as H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Upon creating a new generation of horror and mystery, Edgar Allan Poe also wrote detective stories. Edgar Allan Poe’s work with detective stories also influenced later authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie. Edgar Allan Poe not only influenced authors in the United States, but he also was a big part of a new form of storytelling internationally. Influencing authors in other countries such as French authors, Italian authors, and also writers writing in Spanish and Portuguese.
Sadly, Edgar Allan Poe died Sunday, October 7, 1849 at Washington Medical College after being found stumbling around alley ways on October 3. Though the cause of death is unknown, Edgar Allan Poe’s cause of death is blamed on account of alcoholism. Edgar Allen Poe was a very influential writer, and a writer well before his time as far as horror, mysteries, detective, and romance stories go. Edgar Allan Poe was not widely popular right after his death, in fact, it took almost