Edgar Allan Poe

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Welcome to the World Edgar!

1809

He was born on the 19th of January in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Turning Point of His Life.

1811

Poe parents both die and Poe is adopted by the Allans. He is given a new chance at life.

Shhh...it's a Secret.

1825

Poe gets secretly engaged to Sarah Elmira Royster. Later to become his fiance again.

Debt. Alcohol. Depression.

1826

Poe is "intentionally" doing poorly in school and gets kicked out. He also gets into a huge gambling debt and his excessive drinking followed shortly.

Gear Up Soldier Perry.

1827

Poe joins the Army because he became so poor that he couldn't support himself. He enlists as Edgar A. Perry.

Rank Up, Sergeant Major.

1829

Poe goes from soldier to getting promoted to Sergeant Major.

10.4 Soldier.

03/1829

Poe gets discharged from the army in March of 1829.

Messing Up..

02/1831

Poe "intentionally" gets expelled from West Point.

New Home.

1835

Poe decides to move to Richmond in mid-summer to join Messenger editorial staff and continue to live his life in hopes to move his wife, Virginia and her mother there with him.

You May Now Kiss Your...Cousin?

1836

Edgar marries his 13 year old cousin.

Poe becomes a Published Author.

1839

His first collection of short stories is released to the public but his publishers don't give Poe any of the benefits.

New Start?

1839

Poe becomes the assistant editor of Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine in the summer of 1839.

Modern Detective.

1841

Poe became the inventor of the modern detective genre “Murders in the Rue Morgue” became his first piece of work from this subject.

“The Gold Bug” “The Tell-Tale Heart” “The Black Cat”

1843

Poe finally wins a hundred dollar prize for his famous work "The Gold Bug". He creates "The Tell-Tale Heart, and "The Black Cat".

"The Raven"

1845

Poe writes his most famous poem, "The Raven". This poem is constantly remade for screen showings in today's era.

“The Cask of Amontillado"

1846

Poe was known best for his poems, occasionally but not very often he released other pieces of work. “The Cask of Amontillado” is one of his really famous stories.

World Wide Famous

1846

Poe's works begin to get translated into other languages such as French.

Virginia Dies.

1847

Poe's first wife dies from tuberculosis.

New Wife.

1849

Engaged to the widowed Sarah Elmira (Royster) Shelton.

Where did he go?

9/27/1849

Poe leaves Richmond because of his wifes death and heads for Philadelphia. Although he accidentally gets on the wrong train and goes to Baltimore.

Edgar Allan Poe is Dead.

10/07/1849

Edgar Allan Poe dies on October 7, 1849. His death remains a mystery. Although the few assumptions include tuberculosis, suicide, or alcohol poisoning.