Edgar Allan Poe

Writings and Career
By. Kaylen Aldridge

When people think of Edgar Allan Poe, they think of mystery, detectives, madmen, the undead, and other creepy things.


Edgar Allan Poe wrote about mystery, detectives, death, murder, things along those lines. He is believed to be the inventor of the modern detective story. Poe himself was also very strange.

Some (Not all) of Poe's works:

- The Raven (His most popular work)

- The Tell-Tale Heart

- The Masque of the Red Death

- The Cask of Amontillado

- The Murders in the Rue Morgue

- The Fall of the House Usher

- The Pit and the Pendulum

- The Black Cat

These works included poems, short stories, a novel, a  textbook, a book of scientific theory, essays, and book reviews

Edgar Allan Poe is most famous for his short stories and poems.


Edgar Allan Poe came home to find that his fiancée was engaged to another man which added to his anger at Allen for not giving him enough money, so he set off to become a great poet and find adventure.

And then...

Poe published his first book, Tamerlane, when he was only 18 years old. After he published to book, he enlisted in the United States Army to fid adventure.

After Poe's adopted mother's death, he published another volume of poetry. After being thrown out of Westpoint, a military school, he published yet another book.

He was broke

Poe was broke so he started publishing some of his short stories. One of his stories won a contest, giving him connections to publish even more and get an editorial job at the Southern Literary Messenger There, Poe became a magazine writer and a famous critic.

January, 1845

Poe published The Raven, making him a household name. Large crowds went to his lectures and he was making more money than he was before.

After Poe died, Rufus Griswold tried to publish a memoir that would trash Poe's reputation. Instead, it drove up sales of Poe's writings.