American author and poet
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About Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was a writer and editor famed for his poetry and stories of macabre and mystery. He is regarded as the inventor of the detective fiction genre, which is how his nickname Father of the Detective Story emerged. His notable works include The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, Eldorado, The Bells, and The City in the Sea. His 1845 poem The Raven is widely regarded as one of the world’s most famous poems.
In 1835, at the age of 26, he secretly married his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm. He remained married to Virginia until her death in 1847.
He died in 1849 at the age of 40. The exact cause of his death still remains a mystery.
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Famous quotes by Edgar Allan Poe
A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.Edgar Allan Poe
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.Edgar Allan Poe
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.Edgar Allan Poe
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.Edgar Allan Poe
Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.Edgar Allan Poe
I have great faith in fools self-confidence my friends call it.Edgar Allan Poe
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.Edgar Allan Poe
I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.Edgar Allan Poe
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.Edgar Allan Poe
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.Edgar Allan Poe
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.Edgar Allan Poe
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.Edgar Allan Poe
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.Edgar Allan Poe
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.Edgar Allan Poe
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?Edgar Allan Poe
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.Edgar Allan Poe
The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.Edgar Allan Poe
The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.Edgar Allan Poe
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.Edgar Allan Poe
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.Edgar Allan Poe
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.Edgar Allan Poe
We loved with a love that was more than love.Edgar Allan Poe
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'Edgar Allan Poe
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.Edgar Allan Poe
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe's Popularity
Edgar Allan Poe was a famous American author and poet, who was born on January 19, 1809. As a person born on this date, Edgar Allan Poe is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (January 19) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1809).
People born on January 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Edgar Allan Poe is the 15th most popular Capricorn.
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