Was Edgar Allan Poe a drug addict

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Was Edgar Allan Poe a drug addict? And if so what was his drug of choice? What did Edgar die from. When and where did he die.

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2003


Alcoholic. Only took opium based drugs on rare occasions, probably only medicinally except for a strange suicide attempt which inspired his poem "For Annie".

Poe's death remains a mystery. Stress and alcoholic poisoning, rabies whatever, he went missing for a few days and the condition he showed up in suggests he may have been "cooped" up in a vote fraud press gang, plied with drink and abandonned. He was taken to the hospital. For details check www.eapoe.org.

I am not at all convinced by the rabies expalantion which certainly is not needed considering the harsh experience of cooping immediately preceded his collapse.

-- Anonymous, May 07, 2003

Being that Alcohol is a drug Edgar it seems had problems along these lines. He probably was suffering from a disease which ends are always the same DEATH.Addiction effected life in away which leads me to believe that he was an addict and alcohol was his drug of choice.

-- Anonymous, May 07, 2003

I think he got bit by the raven.

-- Anonymous, June 24, 2003

I'm addicted to porn.... someone please help me.

-- Anonymous, June 24, 2003

Wasn't like a writer or somethun? Me too Ben.

-- Anonymous, June 24, 2003

OMG!! You're on this site yet you don't even know if edgar allan poe was a writer?! And what's up with the smartass remark about being addicted to porn?! I think it's very disrespectful. E.A. Poe was an outstanding writer, and even I see that at only 15 years old. I'm very disappointed in you younger ignorant people who think everything's just a big fucking joke. Grow up!!

-- Anonymous, September 07, 2003

everything is a big fucking joke. edgar knew that

-- Anonymous, October 31, 2003

Life is just a test to clear? Will you pass or fail?

The only logical answer is to relax, go with the flow ... age 15, age 26, age 45 - 100+ whatever ... this is not a race and as to be"ing" addicting to porn, Edgar Allan Poe may have been as well, as i think nearly every honest man is addicted to sexuality in is some form or another, after all what is masterbation in excess?

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2003

Poe died from being alive. Poe is cool.. Masterbation is also cool, especially when my girlfriend does it while I watch. Mental masterbation is also cool. I'm mentally masterbating right now and you're watching me. Do you like watching me masterbate? Poe died from being alive. Most likely, he died while either standing on the Earth, some flooring, or laying down. He probably died while masterbating in at least one way. I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allen Poe

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2003

OK, I think this guy (LOL) took the masterbation message off the deep end... but the point is vaild and that is his quote so...

Which one of you wants to contest these ideas, some of use have enough (including literature, etc, etc...) college behind us so long and on going that it never ended or ever while! Did Poe?

Never stop learning! Steal knowledge while it's legal!

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2003

Whats up, I just wanted to say that although the topic of masturbation is funny, it does not really belong on this site. Poe was deep, guess thats all I can say because I never met the guy. From reading his poetry and short stories his life was a nightmare, and using drugs was probably his only way to wake out of it. Or maybe it just caused a more pleasurable dream.

-- Anonymous, March 07, 2004

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