When did Edgar Allan Poe start writing?

Answer Edgar Allen Poe's first attempts at writing came when he was working as a newspaper writer in the late 1820s, shortly after dropping out of college. He started writing poems shortly after this, fin... Read More »

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How old was Edgar Allan Poe when he entered the University of Virgina?

According to James Southall Wilson in an article for the Poe Museum, Edgar Allan Poe entered the University of Virginia on February 14, 1826, making him 17 years old at the time. Due to quarrels wi... Read More »

Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet and critic. Best known for his macabre works and psychological thrillers, he is considered the father of the mod... Read More »

What year did Edgar Allan Poe die?

The brilliant, tragic life of Edgar Allan Poe was cut short at the age of 40. A chronic alcoholic, he was found unconscious on the streets of Baltimore in October, 1849. He died in the hospital on ... Read More »

Where was Edgar Allan Poe born?

American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 19, 1809. The exact street address is believed to have been 62 Carver St. That Boston address is no longer in ... Read More »