What was Poe considered as?

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Edgar Allen Poe was considered the "Father of______________"(a subgenre of Mystery.

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2004


Poe was the father of the detective story. His "Murders in the Rue Morgue" predates Sherlock Holmes and other literary sleuths.

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2004

The Macabre.

Otherwise known as the detective story, horror, etc.

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2004

"Father of the american literature"

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004

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