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Edgar Poe was born in Boston in 1809 His parents were stage actors his dad was David Poe and his mom Eliza Arnold Maybe his parents talent explains why he was so creative Edgars dad left the family Eliza Edgar his brother Henry and his sister Rosalie when Edgar was only two Then one year later his mom died leaving her children orphans Edgar Poe was then adopted by John Allan John Allan was a wealthy merchant in Virginia who raised Edgar and paid his way through grammar and high school Edgar then enrolled in the University of Virginia Unfortunatly Poe gambled all of his money away and Allen refused to pay his debt Poe had to leave the university and join the army in order to make some money Poe signed up to attend West Point Military Academy but only lasted one year there He was then broke and had been disowned by John Allan who was tired of sending him money Although he had already published a few poems in magazines it was out of his desperation of having no money or career in the military that his life as an author really started After being expelled from West Point he moved in with his aunt and cousin who lived in Baltimore and were very poor He barely got by on the stories he wrote and very few were even published He married his cousin Virginia Clemm Soon enough like everyone else in his life she died also He kept on writing and publishing for a long time He had a really hard and lonely life He tried marriage 2 more times but neither of them worked out He was also struggling to earn enough money to live well but became an alcoholic On September 27 1849 after Edgar left Richmond to return home he mysteriously disappeared for a week When one of his friends finally found him in a bar in Baltimore
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