Edgar Allan Poe 's `` The Cask Of Amontillado `` And The House Of Usher ``

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Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most influential authors of his time; he is considered one of America’s finest authors. His work ranged in different fields of literacy as an editor, a literary critic, he was also gifted in writing elegant fictional short stories, beautiful poems and was known to be a master of horror and mystery tales. His best and most popular works include “The Raven”, “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The House of Usher”. Poe was considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He was also recognized for his pessimistic view on life, and one of the pioneers of the American Romantic Movement. Many score books have been produced about him, including biographies, novels and critical monographs. Till today Edgar Allan Poe is still discussed about in many classrooms, mostly about his addictions to alcohol and drugs, his marriage to his young cousin and his unexplained death. Though Poe was a genius, the life he lived was not exactly appealing. As it is common for many great writers and geniuses the life of Edgar Allan Poe was filled with sadness and tragedy which in turn was reflected into his work “The Raven.” Edgar Allan was born January 19, 1809, in Boston Massachusetts. His parents were actors, but Poe never really knew them. Edgar’s father know by the name David Poe had been studying law but abandoned his career to join an acting troupe, where he met and married Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins. “Poe’s grandfather was…

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