How Was Edgar Allan Poe And The Masque Of The Red Death?

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Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe died October 7, 1849, in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1826 Poe attended the University of Virginia and in 1827, he joined the US Army. During the year of 1830-1831, he enrolled as a cadet in the United States Academy where he was later court-martialed for disobeying authority (Thomas and Jackson). In 1835, Poe entered one of his stories in a contest sponsored by the Baltimore Saturday Visiter that "won" him a prize ("Poe 's Life"). In 1836, at the age of twenty-six, Poe married his thirteen-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm ("Poe 's Life"). Poe moved to New York City in 1837 where he wrote his first novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym ( 'Chronology of the Life"). After his …show more content…
Poe wrote many sensational stories such as, "The Black Cat," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Fall of The House of Usher," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Masque of the Red Death," and a poem, "The Raven" ("Edgar Allan Poe Poetry Foundation"). Poe was known for his originality, and he mastered Gothic fiction which was a favorite tradition during his time ("Edgar Allan Poe Poetry Foundation"). Poe was known as one of the creators of "both horror and detective" genres ("poet Edgar Allan Poe"). During our lifetime, Poe 's work has inspired writers such as Steven King and Conan Doyle, who is the Author of Sherlock Holmes …show more content…
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