The Man Who Was Poe - Epilogue: Something About Edgar Allan Poe Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue: Something About Edgar Allan Poe Summary

Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 in Boston. His parents were actors. His father abandoned him shortly after his birth, and his mother died when he was three. A man named John Allan took Edgar into his home in Richmond, Virginia, where Edgar grew up. As a young man, Poe acquired a reputation for drinking and gambling and had a falling out with John Allan. Poe ran away to Boston and published a few poems, but he was unable to earn a living and so joined the army. Hoping to reconcile with John Allan, Poe entered West Point, but he was shortly expelled. This led to a complete break in relations between Poe and Allan. Poe moved to New York City and later to Baltimore. Here his writing career took off, and his...

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