Five Fascinating Facts about Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) was a pioneer of what we’d now call the ambiguous horror story, where the supernatural elements of the tale may actually be explained (or explained away) with a psychological explanation. He was also an accomplished poet and a pioneer of science fiction. His 1848 prose-poem Eureka even predicts the Big Bang theory by some eighty years. Poe considered this book his masterpiece, though it is among his least-read prose works today.

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4 Responses to Five Fascinating Facts about Edgar Allan Poe

  1. M. C. Dulac says:

    They were indeed fascinating facts! Edgar is on my reading list at this very moment!

  2. 1WriteWay says:

    One of my favorite posts from one of my favorite blogs reblogged by one of my favorite bloggers … can’t get any better than this 🙂

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