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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

Poe, Edgar Allan. An American poet and story-writer; born in Boston, Jan. 19, 1809; died in Baltimore, MD, Oct. 7, 1849. Left an orphan in early childhood, he was adopted by John Allan of Richmond, VA, and at the age of nineteen left this home and published his first volume of verse at Boston. He was a cadet at the United States Military Academy, 1830–31; and subsequently was editor of the Southern Literary Messenger, 1835–37; of the Gentleman’s Magazine, 1839–40; of Graham’s Magazine, 1841–42; and of the Broadway Journal, 1845. He also contributed to the Evening Mirror, Godey’s Lady’s Book, the Whig Review, and other periodicals. A list of his works in book form includes: ‘Tamerlane and Other Poems’ (Boston, 1827); ‘Al Aaraf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems’ (Baltimore, 1829); ‘Poems’ (2d ed. including many poems now first published, New York, 1831). The ‘Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, of Nantucket’ (New York, 1838); ‘Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque’ (Philadelphia, 1840); ‘The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe’ (Philadelphia, 1843); ‘The Raven and Other Poems’ (New York, 1845); ‘Mesmerism: In Articulo Mortis’ (London, 1846); ‘Eureka, a Prose Poem’ (New York, 1848). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).