14 Fun Facts About Edgar Allan Poe

When it comes to the writings of Edgar Allen Poe, nothing is boring. The master of the macabre has thrilled and horrified readers and remains as the father of the horror genre. It is not just his literary works that are intriguing; the stories about the author are at least as interesting as the ones that he penned. Thanks to this article from Patry’s Writings, we can gain some insight into the man who masterfully makes us all sleep a little less soundly at night.

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Hi there, guys! I don’t know if you remember, but in one of my previous posts (which you can check out right here: Top 10 Best Books To Read Around Halloween), I promised you an article dedicated to our beloved Horror writer, Edgar Allan Poe. Well, here it is! I hope you’ll like it!

This portrait, a gift to the New-York Historical Society from Poe’s literary executor, was painted by Samual Stillman Osgood in 1845, the year Poe wrote ‘The Raven.’


Edgar Allan Poe ( January 19, 1809- October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners…

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