Edgar Allen Poe was born on January 19th, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Edgar had an elder brother named William and a younger sister named Rosalie. Edgar's grandfather emigrated from Ireland to America in 1750. His childhood highlights included being close to his foster mother and his lowlights is his parents dying . Edgar's first taste of success was in 1933 for his short story "MS. Found in a Bottle". His most famous work is a poem called "Raven". Edgar's work falls into multiple sub genre's because he liked to write a variety of stories and poems. These sub genres are horror, adventure, science fiction and detective fiction.