Furthermore, as the Father of the Modern Detective story, Edgar Allan Poe made his mark on the world of literature. 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. His parents died when he was young, his first wife died, he was kicked out of the army, after leaving home went to college with little money. “The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world”(Edgar Allan Poe). He didn’t even have enough money to complete his first semester in college(Edgar Allan Poe Museum). Poe wrote many thrilling, spooky, and ...
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