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Edgar Allan Poe
Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. He is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. They never formally adopted him, but he was with them well into young adulthood. Tension developed later as John Allan and Edgar Poe repeatedly clashed over debts, including those incurred by gambling, and the cost of Poe's secondary education. He attended the University of Virginia but left after a year due to lack of money.
Edgar Allan Poe is credited with initiating the modern detective story , developing the Gothic horror story , and being a significant early forerunner of the science fiction form. He drifted in and out of consciousness, hallucinating and speaking nonsense. After his mother died in Richmond , Virginia, in , he was taken into the home of John Allan, a Richmond merchant presumably his godfather , and of his childless wife. He was later taken to Scotland and England —20 , where he was given a classical education that was continued in Richmond. For 11 months in he attended the University of Virginia , but his gambling losses at the university so incensed his guardian that he refused to let him continue, and Poe returned to Richmond to find his sweetheart, Sarah Elmira Royster, engaged.
In his own work, he demonstrated a brilliant command of language and technique as well as an inspired and original imagination. At the time of his birth in , they were members of a repertory company in Boston. Before Poe was three years old both of his parents died, and he was raised in the home of John Allan, a prosperous exporter from Richmond, Virginia, who never legally adopted his foster son. As a boy, Poe attended the best schools available, and was admitted to the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in While there he distinguished himself academically but was forced to leave after less than a year because of bad debts and inadequate financial support from Allan. That same year Poe was honorably discharged from the army, having attained the rank of regimental sergeant major, and was then admitted to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Edgar Allan Poe's stature as a major figure in world literature is primarily based on especially the tales of horror that comprise his best and best-known works. Poe is also credited with parenting two other popular genres: science fiction first love as a writer was poetry, which he began writing during his adolescence.
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Search more than 3, biographies of contemporary and classic poets. Poe's father and mother, both professional actors, died before the poet was three years old, and John and Frances Allan raised him as a foster child in Richmond, Virginia., Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, critic and editor best known for evocative short stories and poems that captured the imagination and interest of readers around the world.