Edgar Allan Poe
Poe a very hard life when his dad left and his mom died. His mom was a theater performer before she was ill and could could not perform. He was never formally adopted but lived with Allen family for a long time. Eliza passed when Edgar was only three. At the age of sixteen he entered the University of Virginia. When Edgar published his first book his friends made fun of him and he burned the book. When he published his second book he did not use his own name. He was fired from his job as a magazine writer because of his alcoholism.