Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809, and lived a depressed life until dying in Baltimore in 1849 after being found unconscious in the street. Following the death of his mother, Poe moved to Baltimore to live with his aunt and young cousin. His young cousin would become his wife at age 13. Marrying her was one of the highest points in his life, because it was one of the few times he was not suffering from serious depression(Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore). In fact, Poe was a man whose life was run by many tragedies.
In order to understand the book properly, it’s necessary to use these three perspectives. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4th, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts. His ancestors were comprised of businessmen, judges, and seamen, all who were Puritans with a strict religious discipline. His father died while on a voyage when he was four years old, leaving his mother to raise three children on her own, with the help of some relatives. When Nathaniel’s wealthy uncle discovered his talents with writing, he was sent to Bowdoin College from 1821 to 1825.
It will tell you of his dark and mysterious past and some of the possible ways he died. So step in and lets go on a journey back in time. It’s January 19, 1809 Edgar Poe is Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Poe and David Poe Jr. William Henry Leonard Poe (usually went by Henry) was Edgar’s older brother. On December 20, 1810 Rosalie (also called Rosie or Rose) Poe was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Almost a year later on December 8, 1810 their mother Elizabeth dies in Richmond, Virginia the cause of her death is unknown but suggestion states the pneumonia was a possible cause of death.
He lost both his father, who abandoned the family, and his mother, who died of tuberculosis, at a very young age. He was taken in by John Allan, a wealthy business man. As Poe aged, he and his father relationship became very strained. In 1826, while attending the University of Virginia, Poe and his father had a falling out over his supposed drinking and his gambling debts. In 1827, Poe enlisted in the U.S. Army.
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died of tuberculosis when he was only two, so Poe was taken into the home of John Allan, a successful tobacco merchant in Richmond, Virginia. Although his middle name is often misspelled as "Allen," it is actually "Allan" after this family. After attending the Misses Duborg boarding school in London and Manor School in Stoke Newington, London, England, Poe moved back to Richmond, Virginia, with the Allans in 1820. Poe registered at the University of Virginia in 1826, but only stayed there for one year. He was estranged from his foster father at some point in this period over gambling debts Poe had acquired while trying to get more spending money, and so Poe enlisted in the United States Army as a private using the name Edgar A. Perry on May 26, 1827.
It was in the army in 1827 that Poe published his first work, called Tamerlane and Other Poems under anonymous (Merriman). Not long after his first publication, tragedy struck again. His foster mother died in 1829, the same year his second book was published. It was only two years later that Poe met his future wife while living with his aunt and his brother. Henry, his brother, died of tuberculosis just like their mother did soon after Poe moved in (Merriman).
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