Edgar Allan Poe is a well-known American writer whose genre of writing is that of thriller and mystery. His works has greatly contributed to the blossoming of fiction stories particularly the science fiction genres. He was one of most prolific writers during the romanticist movement in the United States but his life was as gloomy as his works.
Poe was known to have lived through his meager earnings as a writer. He was an orphan beforehand, and a merchant friend of his parents took care of him. He used to live in England in his childhood years but went back to the United States and studied in the University of Virginia. He wasn’t able to finish his education as he was unfortunately reduced to a gambler and heavy drinker. His direction was that of a self-destruction even before she got married. His wife was her cousin who was 13 years old at that time in 1836. Poe was the first writer to embark on a writing career on short stories. He barely sustained his finances with his writing career, coupled with his addiction in alcohol. The death of his wife led to him to compel himself to committing suicide. He has however, has several great works left for the world such as “The Raven” as well as other short poems and stories.
He died at the age of 40 but the cause of his death was unknown. Nevertheless, nowadays, a lot of museums and literary centers were attributed and named after him.