Best Works of Egar Allan Poe

Best Works of Egar Allan Poe

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Best of Edgar Alan Poe. Enjoy some of the best Poe's stories. This books was created by Basor Publishing. Our mission is to revitalize some old and forgotten titles/authors, and bring their popularity back. By purchasing this book you support our efforts, and we, at Basor Publishing, are extremely grateful on such aid. We hope you will enjoy every aspect of this book, and we also look forward to any kind of feedback that will help us improve our work. Thank you for giving us a chance.show more

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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.35mm | 657.71g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514632470
  • 9781514632475

About Edgar Allan Poe

He was born Edgar Poe in Boston, on January 19, 1809, the second child of English-born actress Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. He had an elder brother, William Henry Leonard Poe, and a younger sister, Rosalie Poe.[5] Their grandfather, David Poe, Sr., had emigrated from Cavan, Ireland, to America around the year 1750.[6] Edgar may have been named after a character in William Shakespeare's King Lear, a play the couple was performing in 1809.[7] His father abandoned their family in 1810, [8] and his mother died a year later from consumption (pulmonary tuberculosis). Poe was then taken into the home of John Allan, a successful Scottish merchant in Richmond, Virginia, who dealt in a variety of goods including tobacco, cloth, wheat, tombstones, and slaves.[9] The Allans served as a foster family and gave him the name "Edgar Allan Poe,"[10] though they never formally adopted him.[11] The Allan family had Poe baptized in the Episcopal Church in 1812. John Allan alternately spoiled and aggressively disciplined his foster son.[10] The family, including Poe and Allan's wife, Frances Valentine Allan, sailed to Britain in 1815. Poe attended the grammar school in Irvine, Scotland (where John Allan was born) for a short period in 1815, before rejoining the family in London in 1816. There he studied at a boarding school in Chelsea until summer 1817. He was subsequently entered at the Reverend John Bransby's Manor House School at Stoke Newington, then a suburb 4 miles (6.4 km) north of London.[12] Poe moved back with the Allans to Richmond, Virginia in 1820. In 1824 Poe served as the lieutenant of the Richmond youth honor guard as Richmond celebrated the visit of the Marquis de Lafayette.[13] In March 1825, John Allan's uncle[14] and business benefactor William Galt, said to be one of the wealthiest men in Richmond, died and left Allan several acres of real estate. The inheritance was estimated at $750,000. By summer 1825, Allan celebrated his expansive wealth by purchasing a two-story brick home named Moldavia.[15] Poe may have become engaged to Sarah Elmira Royster before he registered at the one-year-old University of Virginia in February 1826 to study ancient and modern languages.[16][17] The university, in its infancy, was established on the ideals of its founder, Thomas Jefferson. It had strict rules against gambling, horses, guns, tobacco and alcohol, but these rules were generally ignored.show more

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