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I need help with his life, I need to know major ostacles, failures, triumphs, i need Influence of historical events, people who were central to author's life, and specially 'a Map Showing All Important Geographic Locations...PLEASE HELP ME.

-- Anonymous, May 17, 2001


Start with www.eapoe.org, the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. Poe moved between the major cites of the US, considering himself at root a southerner. Richmond, Baltimore, New York, Boston, Philadelphia have museums and preserved houses of the poet. Historical events are not too much of a burden as(other than attempting once to secure a government job)Poe was interested in exploration, science and nature. Lewis and Clark expedition, The South Seas Polar Expedition he wrote of with great interest- disappointment. Actual politics and history was not much of a concern. Since this IS Friday you are doomed. The server was down last night as the dark fates would have it.

-- Anonymous, May 18, 2001

this isn't mine...i got it off somewhere...can't remember...sorrie

1784 Poe's maternal grandparents, Henry Arnold and Elizabeth Smith, both actors at the Covent Garden Theatre (London), marry in June. 1787 In springtime their daughter Elizabeth Arnold (Poe's mother-to- be) is born in London. 1790 Apparently, Henry Arnold dies (his name is on the play bills no more). 1795 Elizabeth Arnold (Henry's widow) has continued to play at the Covent Garden Theatre, but in November she leaves London for the United States, with her daughter. 1796 January 3: Mother and daughter arrive in Boston on board the ship Outram. 1809 On January 19 Edgar Poe is born in Boston. At the time his parents are playing at the Federal State Theater. 1811 December 8: Poe's mother Elizabeth dies. From now Poe on stays at the Allan family (John and Francis Allan). 1815 July 28: arrival in Britain with the Allan family. 1818 Poe attending school at Manour House, Stoke-Newington, near London. 1820 July 21: back in New York. On August 2: the Allans and Poe stay with Charles Ellis (Allan's partner). 1821 The Allans inluding Poe, move to Fifth Street. Poe attends Clarke School (until December 1822). 1823 Poe attends William Burke's School. 1825 June 28: the Allans purchase a house (Fifth and Main Street). 1826 February 14: Poe enters University of Virginia (Charlottesville). December 15: Poe leaves University of Virginia. 1827 Poe and John Allan have a serious row. March 24: Poe leaves Richmond for Boston. April 7: arrival in Boston. May 26: Poe enlists in the US Army, under the name Edgar A. Perry. He is sent to Fort Independence (Boston Harbour). Tamerlane and other Poems (anonymously: "by a Bostonian") published. November 8-18: Poe on his way to Fort Moultrie, Charleston, SC. 1828 December 11-15: Poe on his way to Fortress Monroe, VA. 1829 January 1: Poe obtains rank of Seargent Major. February 29: Francis Allan dies. April 15: voluntary retirement from the army. Poe goes to Washington. Autumn: Poe stays with his aunt Mrs. Maria Clemm and her daughter Virginia (Baltimore). December, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems is published in Baltimore. 1830 June: Poe at the US Military Academy at West Point, NY. 1831 February 19: Poe leaves West Point. In April the second Edition of Poems by Edgar A. Poe is published in New York. During the summer Poe stays again with the Clemms in Baltimore. 1832 Five tales published by The Philadelphia Saturday Courier. 1833 October 12: Poe wins the first prize in a competition in The Baltimore Saturday Visitor with MS. Found in a Bottle. 1834 March 27: John Allan dies, leaving nothing to Poe. 1835 Four tales published by The Southern Literary Messenger. August: Poe leaves Baltimore for Richmond to become an Aassistant editor of The Southern Literary Messenger. October 3: Mrs. Clemm and her daughter Virginia come to Richmond. 1836 May 16: Poe and Virginia (< 14) marry. 1837 January 3: Poe leaves the Messenger. February: He goes to New York (living first at Sixth Avenue and Beverly Place, then at 113 Carmine Street). 1838 July: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym published in New York. Summer: Poe moves to Philadelphia. 1839 The Conchologist's First Book published in Philadelphia. June: Poe becomes assistant editor of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine. 1840 Tales from the Grotesque and Arabesque published in Philadelphia. Poe leaves Burton. 1841 April: Poe becomes editor of Graham's Magazine. July: unsuccessful attempt of Poe's to become a clerk in the Treasury Department in Washington. 1842 January: Virginia breaks a blood vessel while singing. May: Poe leaves Graham's Magazine. 1843 The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe published in Philadelphia. 1844 April 7: Poe moves to New York. 1845 January 29: The Raven published by the Evening Mirror (New York), of which Poe is assistant editor. March 8: Poe becomes one of the editors of The Broadway Journal. May: Poe moves to 195 East Boradway, New York. October 24: He obtains the post of proprietor of The Broadway Journal. November: The Raven and Other Poems published in New York. Winter: removal to 85 Amity Street, New York. 1846 January 3: The Broadway Journal doesn't exist anymore. May: removal to a cottage in Fordham. 1847 January 30: Virginia dies. 1848 February 3: Poe reads Eureka at New York Society Library. June: Eureka published in New York. Poe proposes a book titled Literary America. June 10: Poe lectures at Lowell, MA, where he meets Mrs. Nancy Locke Heywood Richmod ("Annie"). July 17: Poe goes to Richmond. VA. September 21: Poe travels to Providence, RI, to meet Mrs. Sarah Helen Whitman to whom he makes a proposal of marriage. November: another journey to Providence for the same reason, then proceeds to Boston where he tries to commit suicide. December 20: Poe lectures in Providence. December 22: a marriage agreement is drawn up, the wedding is to take place a few days later, but the engagement is broken off. 1849 Spring: Poe attempts to get the support of E. H. N. Patterson of Oquawka to start a new magazine. June 30: Poe goes to Richmond. July: He arrives at John Sartain's home in Philadelphia in a state of delirium. July 13: He goes to Richmond and meets Sarah Elmira Royster, whom he hopes to marry. August 17: He gives a lecture in Richmond on The Poetic Principle. September: Poe gives the same lecture again, in Norfolk and Richmond. September 27: Poe goes to New York. October 3: Poe is discovered unconscious in Baltimore and taken to Washington College Hospital. October 7: Poe dies at 5 am.

-- Anonymous, May 21, 2001

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