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Everything There is to Know About Edgar Allan Poe

Everything There is to Know About Edgar Allan Poe

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Everything There is To Know About...
Edgar Allan Poe
 
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Timeline of Life
Edgar Allan Poe is known for his contribution to gothic literature. He is often credited as theinventor of the modern detective story, inspiring stories such as Sherlock Holmes. Heparticularly focuses on the psychological elements of his characters. His stories were writtenduring the Victorian period. His life was filled with tragedy, including death and poverty.
1809
 
 –
 
19 January 
- Born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
1810
 
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Parents separate, stays with mother
1811
 
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Mother dies. Adopted by Mr and Mrs John Allan
1815
 
 –
Napoleon defeated at Waterloo. Poe goes to school in England
1820
 
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Poe continues schooling in USA
1823
 
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Poe attends the Academy of William Burke. He succeeds in athletics.
1825
 
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John Allan inherits a fortune from his uncle
1826
 
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Poe attends the University of Virginia
1827
 
 –
 
Drops out of school because John Allan won’t give him any money. His first collection
of poems is published. Joins the US Army and does well.
1829
 
 –
Mrs Allan dies and Poe returns home. Temporary reconciliation with John Allan. MrAllan sponsors him to study at West Point
1831
 
 –
Get deliberately kicked out of West Point
1832
 
 –
Submits stories to many magazines, but all are rejected.
1834
 
 –
John Allan dies, leaving nothing to Poe
1835
 
 –
 
Poe wins a competition for “The Manuscript Found in a Bottle” and gets a job
 
1836
 
 –
Marries his cousin Virginia, who is 13 years old
1839
 
 –
 
The Fall of the House of Usher 
is published. Al
so publishes “Tales of the Grotesque
 
and Arabesque” but receives no money from the publisher.
 
1843
 
 –
 
Wins a $100 prize for “The Golden Bug”
 
1845
 
 –
 
The Black Cat 
 
is published. Poe cannot make a living. Publishes “The Raven”
 
1846
 
 –
 
The Cask of Amontillado
is published. Sues a paper for libel and wins $225
1847
 
 –
Wife dies of tuberculosis
1849
 
 –
Tries to stop drinking problem. Dies on
October 7 
.
1850
 
 –
 
The Tell-Tale Heart 
is published.
 
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Romantic Literature
Romantic literature focuses on inspiring trepidation, horror, terror and awe in readers. Itwill often involve things like untamed nature, exotic and unfamiliar things. Much of it is very
macabre
, that is: ghastly, shocking, horrific and grim.Within this is the
gothic genre
, which involves elements such as gloom, mystery, the
grotesque. It combines horror and romance to give readers an almost “pleasant” terror. It
focuses on extreme emotion.
Gothic literature became popular in the 1800’s.
The gothic elements include:
 
Death
 
Decay
 
Doppelganger
 
Madness
 
Supernatural
 
Haunted houses
 
Castles
 
Darkness
 
Ghosts
 
Secrets
 
Hereditary cursesThe gothic characters include:
 
Tyrants
 
Villains
 
Maniacs
 
Bandits
 
Byronic heroes
 
Persecuted maidens
 
Femme fatale
 
Monk
 
Nun
 
Madwoman
 
Vampire
 
Magician
 
Werewolves
 
Monster
The Byronic Hero
The main characteristics of a Byronic hero are that they reject society and arerejected by society. In addition, they see themselves at the centre of their ownexistence. They are:
 
Arrogant
 
Intelligent
 
Perceptive
 
Cunning
 
Suffering from anunnamed crime
 
Troubled past
 
Struggles withintegrity
 
Sophisticated andeducated
 
Self-critical andintrospective
 
Mysterious
 
Magnetic
 
Charismatic
 
Exile or outcast
 
Self-destructivebehaviour
 
Emotional conflicts- Bipolar tendencies- Moodiness
 
Social and sexualdominance
 
Power of seductionand sexual attraction
 
Distaste for socialinstitutions and norms
 
Disrespect of rank andprivilege

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