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Edgar Allan Poe
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Attributed. Variant: "all religion is simply evolved out of chicanery, fear, greed, imagination and poetry". Quoted in: "Edgar Allan Poe" by John Alexander Joyce, F.T. Neely Company, 1901
Edgar Allan Poe
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From a letter to George W. Eveleth, 4 January 1848


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Born: January 19, 1809

Died: October 7, 1849 (aged 40)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.

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