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Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poes life growing up was unpleasant one which led to his death Poes writings were like no other during that time period Many people praised him for his work Poes depression was caused by an alcoholic father death to both his mothers death to his loving wife separation of his siblings and an abusive foster father His depression led him into much trouble with alcohol He drank alcohol to ease his pain He also resorted to various drugs He got very addicted to them Poe soon became ill He had brain and heart troubles which led to his death Poes personal life wasnt the best it could have been This caused him to have depression and this mutation led to his death Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19 1809 Elizabeth Arnold Poe his mother was an actress His Father David Poe Jr was an alcoholic His father left his family when he was only 1 year old Poes mother dies on December 8 1811 from a fatal illness Poe and Rosalie were separated for adoption Poe is adopted by Frances and John Allan Poe got along very well with Frances He loved her very much They would go on picnics and play games all day Soon afterwards to Poes dismay Frances died This tragedy left Poe in a depression Poe served in the army and attended West Point He was in perfect health being an excellent swimmer and a swift runner On May 16 1830 Poe and Virginia Clemm his second cousin were wed One of Poes most famous writings is The Raven published in 1843 Many people enjoyed this story more than others writings Poe wrote The Pit and the Pendulum was written in 1845He also wrote The Masque of the Red Death in 1842 He published The Murders in the Rue Morgue in 1841 Poe wrote The Cask of Amontillado in
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