Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe
Born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Edgar Allan Poe was an American romantic writer, poet, critic and journalist, generally recognized as one of the universal masters of the short story, of which he was one of the first practitioners in his country. He was a renovator of the gothic novel, remembered especially for his tales of terror. Considered the inventor of the detective story, he also contributed with several works to the emerging genre of science fiction. Moreover, he was the first renowned American writer to attempt to make writing his ????? ???????, which had for him unfortunate consequences.
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