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Why did poe cheat on virginia even though he knows the drama it put his foster parents in?

-- Anonymous, December 10, 2002


No evidence of cheating. His surviving foster parent John Allan, had ditched Poe long before Virginia. If you are talking about those lady friends of Poe and Virginia, again there is no evdence of anything on Poe's part. I guess even repeating this negation raises suspicion in the mind. Such is is the infectious nature of slander.

-- Anonymous, December 12, 2002

I agree. Dispite Virginia's poor health, his love for her grew and he married her when she was 13. My suggestion is to read "The Oval Portrait" and find out where that piece of literature came from in Poe's life.

-- Anonymous, December 12, 2002

Thanks for the insight on this question and I did not mean to offened anyone it was after all a question. Well thanks again Sabrina.

-- Anonymous, December 16, 2002

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