Poe is considered America’s first well-known professional writer
Before Edgar reached the age of 4, his parents died and he was taken in by a wealthy merchant named John Allan and his wife
He published his first book, "Tamerlane," when he has 18.
“The Raven” was a personal challenge Edgar imposed upon himself
Poe originally wanted to use a parrot instead of a raven, but he thought it didn’t evoke the right tone.
.“The Tell-Tale Heart”
born in Bosten, MA