Edgar Allan Poe
His personal life story by: Kaylin Clancy
The life of Edgar Allan Poe was very mysterious and interesting. Scroll down some more to see some of the mysterious things he did in his life!
Poe had 1 brother, William Henry Leonard Poe who was a poet, and his sister, Rosalie Poe who was a penmanship at Richardson's school of girls. His parents died when he was really young. He then moved in with a wealthy tobacco merchant, John Allan, and his wife, Frances Valentine Allan.
In 1826, Poe, attended the University of Virginia. He made really good grades in his classes at the University, but he was in bad debt. The Allan's only gave him 1/3 of the money he needed so he took to gambling to get the rest of the money. By the end of the semester, he was in so much debt that he had to burn his furniture to keep warm.
Poe eventually came out with his book, Tamerlane, and published it. Then Frances Allan, his only mother died.
Poe made the magazine, "The Messenger" popular. He made his living right then to be a magazine writer.
Watch this video. It is a video of one of Edgar Allan Poe's stories.
Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849. His death is still a mystery to us today! This is picture I found of wax figure of Edgar Allan Poe.
This is just a picture of Edgar Allan Poe and the caption is so FUNNY!
Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19,1809.