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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Edgar Allan Poe - Selected List of Works
... 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-Hoax" (1844 ...
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 ... of this award, the Mystery Writers of America awarded a special Edgar to Katherine Paterson for The Master Puppeteer in 1977 ...
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 ...
List Of Biographical Films - Before 1950
1915 Mistress Nell Nell Gwyn Mary Pickford 1915 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe Henry B ... Frontier Marshal Wyatt Earp Randolph Scott 1939 The Great Victor Herbert Victor Herbert Allan Jones 1939 Immortal Waltz Johann Strauss I Paul Hörbiger 1939 Jesse James ... Hector Berlioz Jean-Louis Barrault 1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe Shepperd Strudwick 1942 My Gal Sal Paul Dresser Victor Mature 1942 The Pride of the ...
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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    We now demand the light artillery of the intellect; we need the curt, the condensed, the pointed, the readily diffused—in place of the verbose, the detailed, the voluminous, the inaccessible. On the other hand, the lightness of the artillery should not degenerate into pop-gunnery—by which term we may designate the character of the greater portion of the newspaper press—their sole legitimate object being the discussion of ephemeral matters in an ephemeral manner.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)

    Nor will this overwhelming tendency to do wrong for wrong’s sake, admit of analysis, or resolution into ulterior elements. It is a radical, a primitive impulse—elementary.
    —Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    He made no resistance whatever, and was stabbed in the back.... I must not dwell upon the fearful repast.... Words have no power to impress the mind with the exquisite horror of their reality.
    —Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    Life’s like a ball game. You gotta take a swing at whatever comes along before you wake up and find out it’s the ninth inning.
    Martin Goldsmith, and Edgar G. Ulmer. Vera (Ann Savage)

    If the propositions of this Discourse are tenable, the “state of progressive collapse” is precisely that state in which alone we are warranted in considering All Things.
    —Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)