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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Edgar Allan Poe Jiazheng Li Gold 5 Myth Poe wrote under the influence of opium and alcohol Truth - Even though it is the fact that excessive alcohol consumption left Poe bedridden for days at a time, but he does not seem to have written while under the influence of drugs. Because his manner of consumption is methodical, and his handwriting is meticulous even in his rough draft. About life - Born in Boston on January 19, 1809. The second of third children. Within three years of Poes birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond. He had a dream being a write and refuse to become a business Man. By the age of thirteen, Poe had compiled enough poetry to publish a book, but his headmaster advised Allan against allowing this. Death - Poe died on October 7, 1849 at the age of forty, in Washington College Hospital. His attending physician didn't state the cause of his death in the letter to Maria Clemm. The newspaper describe his death as "an attack of drunkenness. The exact cause of Poe's death remains a mystery. Contribution - Inventor of Detective Story - Poe published the first modern detective story, even before the word "detective" had entered the English language. Poe established the prototype future mystery writers would follow. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the Sherlock Holmes, considered Poe the father of the detective genre. Works - Poe's work have been in print since 1827. This versatile writers oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews.
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