Noted Authors

July 18, 1999

Edgar Allan Poe

(1809-1849)

Poe, whose earthly remains rest in Baltimore, wrote primarily on horror, reason and beauty. One of his more grim works, "Raven," gained him his initial notoriety.

"The Haunted Palace" is an allegory of insanity and "The Conqueror Worm" is his most pessimistic poem.

Other well-known stories of his include "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and "The Gold Bug," perhaps the greatest story about hidden treasure ever composed.

-- Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia

Pub Date: 07/18/99

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