Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Born: January 19, 1809

Died: October 7, 1849

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: 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

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Source/Notes: Edgar Allan Poe's Annotated Short Stories (2008 edition), Bottletree Books LLC - ISBN: 9781933747187

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