Was Edgar a 'crack pot'?

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Was all the storys we hear about Edgar true was he crazy on drugs? An abusive acholic like in his book "The Black Cat"?

-- Anonymous, August 02, 2000


Edgar allan poe did have a drinking problem as well as a gambling problem, but he only barely dabbled in drugs. according to one source, he died of rabies, and another, died in connection to his drinking. after his wife died, he went into a deep depression and tried drugs (mostly opiates) and went on heavy drinking binges.

-- Anonymous, August 25, 2000

yes,he was a crack baby, and his momma was a dope head and his daddy done heroin and his little sister was a slut and his brother was gay with his uncle and his dog was a long haired mut!

-- Anonymous, September 25, 2000


The first answer was correct through and through. the other i can state was a stupid and wrong answer. So who ever answered the 2nd one is WRONG nice try though play again. i hope that answered your question.

-- Anonymous, October 04, 2000

Sorry but Edgar Allan Poe was into a lot of drugs, before and after his marriage to Virginia. Except that he slowed down when he was married but started again when she died. When he was a child, his nanny would soak bread in opium to keep him quiet for Allan. This started his problems. His main drug of choice was Opium though. Though I have heard alot of different other drugs he also used. So both answeres were off, try to get it right, if you are going to answer.

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2000

From what I heard Edgar became ill. He took Opium to help get rid of his illness and became addicted to Opium.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2000

Drugs are bad, alcohol is bad, mkay?

-- Anonymous, November 14, 2000

Both of Poe's parents were struggling actors who drank, though his father did so quite heavily. Poe did use opium, though a lot of stories we have about Poe are lies, that his publisher and "friend" told after Poe's death. Poe died of an alcohol induced coma, though he was a habitual user, he did not use crack, which wasn't developed until much later.

-- Anonymous, November 20, 2000

Actually, it hasn't been proven exactly how Poe died. The three foremost ideas are Alcohol, Heart failure and Rabies.

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2001

poes main drug was love, and he loved to screw animals

-- Anonymous, February 01, 2001

edgars main problem was love, and he loved to shoot up

-- Anonymous, February 01, 2001

Oh yeah he smoked crack like a madman. I remember it like it was yesterday. If he didn't get a hit he would flip out. Start swearing, throw stuff at me, and then one time he told me he would do anything for a hit so I told him to find some dead people and have his way with them. Well the crazy son of a bitch did it so I smacked him and told him no more crack.

-- Anonymous, March 07, 2001

First and for most everyone thats puttin these stupid answers down please grow up. Immaturity is one reason this world is messed up. People play to much and dont respect true art as if they can do it themselves psh ya'll wish. Now from what I have heard he was addicted to opium. He didn't use crack from what I've heard. I dont think crack existed then anyway. Thats kind of a late 19 to present 20 century kinda drug. The soakin of bread by his nanny I've heard was true in a literature class. I heard he did opium to treat his sickness and got addicted but when his wife died he went insane and just took way to much and OD on it. Little pieces of the TRUE answers are correct and some are wrong. I'm pretty sure theres other possibilites then what I'm puttin down but this is just what I've heard.

-- Anonymous, September 20, 2001

Poe was a crack baby so he had no chose but to smoke crack and shut crank.

-- Anonymous, November 07, 2002

Poe was a crack baby so he had no chose but to smoke crack and shot crank.

-- Anonymous, November 07, 2002

i think that Mr. poe did drugs and he also raped alot of girls. he actually did have a drug problem.

-- Anonymous, November 07, 2002

Poe was a dumbass.Poe was a crack head and raped a lot of girls is true. He got drunk at the bar and always broke into his neighbors house raping his wife.

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2003

Ok, Come on People..GROW UP!! Poetry is real life. It's all got it own meaning and who cares if Edgar Allan Poe did drugs because he was a good writer and that is all that counts. His dream could've continued but he used and screwed it up for himself and we are just going to have to get past hes a druggie and go on reading his work. We dont have to get all up in his buisness. respect the dead man..will ya?!

-- Anonymous, April 24, 2003

I think he was a crack head fucked up bitch and he was a crazy man whore fucker so fuck he and virgina fucker!!!!!

-- Anonymous, October 06, 2003

I stick it in her butt HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!1

-- Anonymous, October 14, 2003

personaly on the more socialist side! I think your all ass fuckers! mwhahahahahahaha..... Peace out ass fuckers W (",) W

-- Anonymous, January 21, 2004

i liked this wed sight hahahahahalol it sucked

-- Anonymous, June 04, 2004

I'd appreciate it if you'd not talk as though he achieved IN SPITE of his drug use... Sure he might have lived longer if he weren't an alcoholic and never tried opium, but he also might not have written down anything brilliant. Listen to some Bill Hicks. Don't do drugs if you don't want to, but keep an open mind.

-- Anonymous, October 11, 2004

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