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Edgar Allan Poe

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“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

 

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849) was an American author who is considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Poe is best known for his grisly mystery tales. Edgar Allan Poe is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre, contributor to the science fiction genre, and among the earliest Americans to use the short story. Poe was the first famous American author to attempt to earn a living through writing alone, which resulted in a financially difficult existence and livelihood.