Edgar Allan Poe: The Father Of The Detective Story

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Edgar Allan Poe was an American author and poet whose forte was writing mystery and horror stories. Many know of Edgar Allan Poe as the “Father of the Detective Story,” which nickname he earned for his mysterious detective fiction tales such as “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.” Before switching genres from dark romanticism to detective tales, Edgar Allan Poe published “Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque,” which was a tale of fear and horror. Edgar Allan Poe’s style varied throughout his lifetime. Some of his achievements include being considered the creator of the modern horror tale, science fiction, and the detective story(). Understanding Edgar Allan Poe’s life is significant to understanding his writing style in his work which in all ways was very mysterious. In this paper we will compare and contrast the genres and works used by Edgar Allan Poe to better understand how his life was reflected in his work.
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. In 1827, when Poe was 18 years old, he decided to join the Army. The same year Edgar Allan Poe joined the...
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