Life of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allen Poe was born on January 19, 1809 and died October 7, 1849, and buried October 9, 1849 at Westminster Hall and burying ground, Baltimore MD.  He was married to Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe.  Back in the 1800's, the women fought over him to have them at there parties, and swooned when he read his poems.  Although "The Raven" made him a star.  Almost over night America was chanting the catchword "nevermore."  Surprisingly, Poe had trouble paying the rent.  He cleared around $400 in 1845, the year of "The Raven" --a banner year for his wallet.  Considering on how famous Poe was at the time, he still was in a book club.  In 1845, literary fan Anne Charlotte Lynch Invited writers and other artists to her New York City home to discuss books and ideas.

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