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There have been many authors throughout the times but none standout like that of the great author Edgar Allen Poe None ever wrote so bizarre and with so much intensity No one could ever write as he had of riches castles monstrous passions and overpowering loves Poe is Known as the father of the American Short story and father of detective stories Edgar Allen Poe was born on January 19 1809 in Boston He was born the son of stage actors David Elizabeth Arnold Poe His Parents were Tubercular and both died in 1811 Poe and his 2 siblings were separated and Edgar was taken in by John Allen a wealthy merchant whom lived in Richmond In 1826 the Allens enrolled Edgar into the University of Virginia There he studied Spanish French Italian and Latin At the University of Virginia Poe became addicted to gambling and drinking he became in debt 2000 and John Allen refused to pay his debts so Edgar had no choice but to drop out After this he left the Allen household with no money he made his way back to Boston While there Poe published a little volume of poetry called Tamerlane and Other Poems This book is so rare now that a single copy has sold for 200000 On May 26 1827 Poe joined the US Army under the name Edgar A Perry After 2 years he was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant-major He went to live with his Aunt Mrs Maria Poe Clemm untill he cold get into WestPoint While at WestPoint in 1829 Poe published his 2nd book of poetry Al Aaraaf Tamerlane and Minor Poems After withdrawing from WestPoint due to lack of funding Poe published a 3rd book of poems Poems by Edgar Allen Poe Second Edition In 1832 while Poe was yet again staying at his Aunts he began to write pose tales 5 of these appeared
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