What was the genre that Edgar Allen Poe created?

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Edgar Allen Poe is the only American author to create a genre, what is this genre?

-- Anonymous, August 12, 2004


The crime detective story replete with most of the stock elements and in a few stories of now conventional devices. A brillian intuitive detective and his slow sidekick, the too straight thinking police, clues, bizarre Gothic elements and noir atmosphere. The locked room, The hiding the solutioon in plain sight. Ciphers and codes. Inspector Auguste Dupin.

-- Anonymous, August 19, 2004

he created science fiction and horror which was called macabe

-- Anonymous, November 17, 2004

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