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Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most important and influential American writers of the 19th century. He wrote short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews with much of his work inspired by the events that happened around him

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career

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