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Poe A.C. Smith EngravingEdgar Allan Poe's Life

A Timeline of Edgar Allan Poe's Life (PDF)
Edgar Allan Poe's Family (PDF)
Common Myths About Edgar Allan Poe (PDF)
Poe as Seen by His Contemporaries (PDF)

What other writers thought about Poe:

“I think Edgar Poe is the most original American genius.”
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“Poe is the supreme short story writer of all time.”
~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“The prince of American Literature.”
~Victor Hugo

“This marvelous lord of rhythmic expression.”
~Oscar Wilde

“What a strange, though enormously talented writer, that Edgar Poe!”
~Fyodor M. Dostoevsky

“...he had the advantage of being a genius, and his intelligence was frequently great.”
~Henry James

“Poe’s genius has yet conquer’d a special recognition for itself, and I too have come to fully admit it, and to fully appreciate it and him.”
~Walt Whitman

“You might call him the Leader of the Cult of the Unusual.”
~Jules Verne

“He was the greatest journalistic critic of his time...His poetry is so exquisitely refined that posterity will refuse to believe that it belongs to the same civilization as Mrs. Julia Ward Howe’s lilies or the honest doggerel of Whittier...Poe’s supremacy in this respect has cost him his reputation.”
~George Bernard Shaw

“It’s because I liked Edgar Allan Poe’s stories so much that I began to make suspense films.”
~Alfred Hitchcock

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