Who is Edgar Allan Poe?

  • (noun): United States writer and poet (1809-1849).

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

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List Of Biographical Films - Before 1950
... Elisabeth Risdon 1915 Mistress Nell Nell Gwyn Mary Pickford 1915 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe Henry B ... Randolph Scott 1939 The Great Victor Herbert Victor Herbert Allan Jones 1939 Immortal Waltz Johann Strauss I Paul Hörbiger 1939 Jesse James Jesse James Tyrone Power 1939 Juarez Benito Ju. 1942 La Symphonie fantastique Hector Berlioz Jean-Louis Barrault 1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe Shepperd Strudwick 1942 My Gal Sal Paul ...
Ruby Gloom - Main Characters - Edgar, Allan, and Poe
... Three dapper uptown crows, Edgar, Allan, and Poe live in an attached addition to the mansion ... However, out of the three, Poe is the one seen most often ... Edgar and Allan are rarely seen and when they are, they never speak ...
Edgar Allan Poe - Selected List of Works
... Helen" "Lenore" "Tamerlane" "The Raven" "Ulalume" Other works Politian (1835) – Poe's only play The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) – Poe's only complete novel "The Balloon ...
List Of Edgar Allan Poe Award For Best Young Adult Novel Winners
... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America ... the Mystery Writers of America awarded a special Edgar to Katherine Paterson for The Master Puppeteer in 1977 ...
List Of Fairfax County Public Schools Middle Schools - Edgar Allan Poe Middle School
... Edgar Allan Poe Middle School (Cluster 3 Grades 6-8, website) is named after the author Edgar Allan Poe ... Poe's 1,188 students during the 2007-2008 school year were 37.37% Hispanic, 23.57% White, 23.74% Asian, 11.70% Black, and 3.62% unspecified ...

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    There is ... a class of fancies, of exquisite delicacy, which are not thoughts, and to which, as yet, I have found it absolutely impossible to adapt language.... Now, so entire is my faith in the power of words, that at times, I have believed it possible to embody even the evanescence of fancies such as I have attempted to describe.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    There is ... a class of fancies, of exquisite delicacy, which are not thoughts, and to which, as yet, I have found it absolutely impossible to adapt language.... Now, so entire is my faith in the power of words, that at times, I have believed it possible to embody even the evanescence of fancies such as I have attempted to describe.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
    And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the
    floor;
    And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
    Shall be lifted—nevermore!
    —Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    There is not a more disgusting spectacle under the sun than our subserviency to British criticism. It is disgusting, first, because it is truckling, servile, pusillanimous—secondly, because of its gross irrationality. We know the British to bear us little but ill will—we know that, in no case do they utter unbiased opinions of American books ... we know all this, and yet, day after day, submit our necks to the degrading yoke of the crudest opinion that emanates from the fatherland.
    —Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)

    You sold Marmaros to the Russians. Scurried away in the night and left us to die. Is it to be wondered at that you should choose this place to build your house? The masterpiece of construction, built upon the masterpiece of destruction, the masterpiece of murder. The murderer of ten thousand men returns to the place of his crime.
    Peter Ruric, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Edgar G. Ulmer. Dr. Vitus Werdegast (Bela Lugosi)

    Ah, broken is the golden bowl! the spirit flown forever!
    Let the bell toll!—a saintly soul floats on the Stygian river;
    And, Guy De Vere, hast thou no tear?—weep now or never more!
    See! on yon drear and rigid bier low lies thy love, Lenore!
    —Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)