Edgar Allen Poe

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Do you know any unusual facts about Edgar Allen Poe?

-- Anonymous, February 25, 2001


bosten named tyhere football team after the raven poem that poe wrote he was born their

-- Anonymous, February 26, 2001

An unusal fact about him is that when his wife died, he started writing deeper,darker,more horrific stories/poems.the very touching poem"anabell lee"was to his wife{im sure you knew that}.more,and more people got scared of him for the thoughts he "scribbled"on paper.also,he got kicked out of becaues his gambling debts.e-mail me and i'll give you some more out of one of my books.

-- Anonymous, January 12, 2002

sorry, iforgot to tell you were he got kicked out becaues of his gambling debts!its VIRGINIA

-- Anonymous, January 12, 2002

Please send know because i really need to know this for school!!

-- Anonymous, August 25, 2003

mroe info on him getting kicked out of school is that shortly after john allan dissowened him

-- Anonymous, October 04, 2003

Wow i knew poe was a drunken.....erm writer thingy but not a gambler too!!! Do you think he gambled while he was drunk??? Maybe thats why he owed so much munny......i'll try and find sumfin....post in a few

-- Anonymous, October 27, 2003

Ok ok get this....Some site that i got says that poe really wasn't a lifelong drunk or druggy or anything like that(Funk-shue{rhymes with funk-clay}) So anyways it also said that after his wife died his works got more.....well.....gothic. It says also that he wasn't obsessed with the gothic he just did it better and differently. It says he likes cats swimming in rivers and (oddly enuff) jumping...more soon....(i hope)

-- Anonymous, October 27, 2003

Yo................Edgar Allen poe is even more messed up then Ray Bradbury........Anyway...Heres a Fact.......I read somewhere that Edgar Allen poe Married his cousin!!!!!!!!!!!! .........Don't know if its right or not...you could go check........

-- Anonymous, October 28, 2003

Um I did a performance on the last days of edgar allen poe which was a fictional twist which questioned his work. Um there is a saying that a women always came and laid a flower over his grave. There is also a saying that Anabell was a women Edgar knew in his youth that he lost contact after serving in the military. There is proff that he wrote many not only poetry but letters to this "mysterious women" a clue is that he Edgar in his youth lived by the shores of the sea. Most of his hellish poetry is said to have come from his dreams and the help of alcohol and opium. Some though also think he for saw the future or relived the past. (Alot of people believed he experience astroprojection) Um well that is the stuff most don't know. He had a horrible relationship with his father who he tried at first so hard to please. He had a wonderful aunt that sadly died. If you wanna know more interesting facts you should read the Playwright "Nevermore The Final days of Edgar Allen Poe" It is really intersting. ^_^

-- Anonymous, December 07, 2003

Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston, where his mother had been employed as an actress. Elizabeth Arnold Poe died in Richmond on December 8, 1811, and Edgar was taken into the family of John Allan, a member of the firm of Ellis and Allan, tobacco- merchants. After attending schools in England and Richmond, young Poe registered at the University of Virginia on February 14, 1826, the second session of the University. He lived in Room 13, West Range. He became an active member of the Jefferson Literary Society, and passed his courses with good grades at the end of the session in December. Mr. Allan failed to give him enough money for necessary expenses, and Poe made debts of which his so-called father did not approve. When Mr. Allan refused to let him return to the University, a quarrel ensued, and Poe was driven from the Allan home without money. Mr. Allan probably sent him a little money later, and Poe went to Boston. There he published a little volume of poetry, Tamerlane and Other Poems. It is such a rare book now that a single copy has sold for $200,000.00 In Boston on May 26, 1827, Poe enlisted in The United States Army as a private using the name Edgar A. Perry. After two years of service, during which he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant-major, he secured, with Mr. Allan's aid, a discharge from the Army and went to Baltimore. He lived there with his aunt, Mrs. Maria Poe Clemm, on the small amounts of money sent by Mr. Allan until he received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.Meanwhile, Poe published a second book of poetry in 1829: Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems. After another quarrel with Allan (who had married a second wife in 1830), Poe no longer received aid from his foster father. Poe then took the only method of release from the Academy, and got himself dismissed on March 6, 1831.Soon after Poe left West Point, a third volume appeared: Poems by Edgar Allan Poe, Second Edition. While living in Baltimore with his aunt, Mrs. Clemm, young Poe began writing prose tales. Five of these appeared in the Philadelphia Saturday Courier in 1832.With the December issue of 1835, Poe began editing the Southern Literary Messenger for Thomas W. White in Richmond; he held this position until January, 1837. During this time, Poe married his young cousin, Virginia Clemm in Richmond on May 16, 1836.Poe's slashing reviews and sensational tales made him widely known as an author; however, he failed to find a publisher for a volume of burlesque tales, Tales of the Folio Club. Harpers did, however, print his book-length narrative, Arthur Gordon Pym in July of 1838.Little is known about Poe's life after he left the Messenger; however, in 1838 he went to Philadelphia where he lived for six years. He was an editor of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine from July, 1839 to June, 1840, and of Graham's Magazine from April, 1841 to May, 1842. In April, 1844, with barely car fare for his family of three, [including his aunt, Virginia's mother, who lived with them], Poe went to New York where he found work on the New York Evening Mirror. In 1840, Poe's Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque was published in two volumes in Philadelphia. In 1845, Poe became famous with the spectacular success of his poem "The Raven," and in March of that year, he joined C. F. Briggs in an effort to publish The Broadway Journal. Also in 1845,Wiley and Putnam issued Tales by Edgar A. Poe and The Raven and Other Poems. The year 1846 was a tragic one. Poe rented the little cottage at Fordham, where he lived the last three years of his life. The Broadway Journal failed, and Virginia became very ill and died on January 30, 1847. After his wife's death, Poe perhaps yielded more often to a weakness for drink, which had beset him at intervals since early manhood. He was unable to take even a little alcohol without a change of personality, and any excess was accompanied by physical prostration. Throughout his life those illnesses had interferred with his success as an editor, and had given him a reputation for intemperateness that he scarcely deserved. In his latter years, Poe was interested in several women. They included the poetess, Mrs. Sarah Helen Whitman, Mrs. Charles Richmond, and the widow, Mrs. Sarah Elmira Shelton, whom he had known in his boyhood as Miss Royster.The circumstances of Poe's death remain a mystery. After a visit to Norfolk and Richmond for lectures, he was found in Baltimore in a pitiable condition and taken unconscious to a hospital where he died on Sunday, October 7, 1849. He was buried in the yard of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. In personal appearance, Poe was a quiet, shy- looking but handsome man; he was slightly built, and was five feet, eight inches in height. His mouth was considered beautiful. His eyes, with long dark lashes, were hazel-gray.

-- Anonymous, January 21, 2004

it is tru about his cousin and he was a druggy and alcy there r other reasons of death though such as mercury poisioning and an act that took place wit politics envolvoed

-- Anonymous, March 10, 2004

virgia(annabell lee) was edgar poe's first cousin who he was married to at the age of 17. she was only 13.

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2004

Here's something interesting. It's "Allan"

-- Anonymous, April 29, 2004

he liked men.

-- Anonymous, May 18, 2004

I think i have big nuts how about you you touch them

-- Anonymous, May 27, 2004

Something weirod is that alot of women in edgar alen poes life died of t-b(tuberculosis).

-- Anonymous, July 12, 2004

Poe had an illigitmate child with some other poet. The kid died at 16 months because it had some wasting disease.

-- Anonymous, September 09, 2004

Manveer likes gargling on Poe's nuts

-- Anonymous, September 13, 2004

brittany has a huge bushy camel toe

-- Anonymous, September 13, 2004

Damn they found me

-- Anonymous, September 13, 2004

did u no that poe was a necrophiliac that means: Obsessive fascination with death and corpses. Erotic attraction to or sexual contact with corpses. isn't that just beautiful? *Lindsay*

-- Anonymous, September 16, 2004

Hey Alexis, Poe married his cousin Virginia when he was about 40. And I know this sounds sick but it was normal back then to marry your cousin.

-- Anonymous, December 07, 2004

he ended up dying in a gutter from too much alchohol. (i hate spelling that word).

-- Anonymous, February 09, 2005

lets see he baried his wie in the basement wall of his house.... freaky....... turns me on..... haha

-- Anonymous, February 17, 2005

Fuck you Mike Evans.

-- Anonymous, February 23, 2005

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