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Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849



  • Existence: 1809 - 1849

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, 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 of the short story. He is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"The works of Edgar Allan Poe" Crowell edition papers

Identifier: MS-577
Overview "The Workd of Edgar Allen Poe" Crowell edition. The collection contains materials intended to form the basis for a new edition of Poe's works, to be issued by Crowell.