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if any one can tell me who influenced this great writer I would be more than greatful.

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2001



Although Edgar Poe was influenced by numerous literary figures from the pre-Victorian period, there were many that served as sources of inspiration and ideas in his own time such as Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. In fact, the American edition of her "Lady Geraldine's Courtship" began with an introduction written by Poe. The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore list the following as sources for Poe's literary art.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English playwright and poet. John Milton (1608-1674) English poet George Gordon 'Lord' Byron (1788-1824) English poet Edward Coote Pinkney (1802-1828) English poet Alfred 'Lord' Tennyson (1809-1892) English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet Johnathan Swift (1667-1745) Irish author and satirist Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) English poet and critic

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2001

Hehe Jade:Charles Dickens WAS influenced by Poe, who, by the way,gently teased him. I go on:Poe took the piss out of almost all gothic writers (lady Morgan,...).So I don't think that some writers of his time influenced him:most were jealous,others admirative...Poe wasn't very nice:he imitated them,to make fun of them.Not a lot laughed... Ciao,Maria...

-- Anonymous, February 09, 2001

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