"William Wilson" is a short story written by Edgar Alan Poe, best known as the first and most noticeable writer of fantastic poetry and prose. The story of W. Wilson is no exception; in this story Poe is using surreal motifs, i.e. … [Read more...] about William Wilson
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809. - 1849.) was an American author, poet, editor and a critic of the American realism. He lost his parents two years after birth and was adopted by a tobacco merchant who sent him to a school in England.
He was expelled because of his gambling debt and because of that the tobacco merchant didn’t want anything to do with him anymore. Under a false name he joined the army but got kicked out because he disobeyed his orders.
He married the 13 years old Virginia who died of tuberculosis and it is considered to be the cause of his alcoholism and opium addiction. He dedicated the song "Annabel Lee" to her.
He got famous because of the poem "The Raven" and "The Murders in Rue Morge" and "The Purloined Letter" are considered to be his most famous crime novels.
He tried to kill himself and than he disappeared for three days and when he came back he died in a strange condition in 1849.
He wrote mystical works as for example "The Black Cat". He wrote song in a mystical-romantic mood and bizarre motives.
“The Masque of Red Death” is a story by a famous American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for the first time in Graham’s Magazine in 1842 and then it had the word “Fantasy” in the title. The story is about a … [Read more...] about The Masque of the Red Death
In this story the author convincingly and precisely describes the human tendency to do harm with no real motive. Poe stated just the facts and does not question them in a moral sense. The story is written as a inner monologue of … [Read more...] about The Black Cat
The main theme of this novel "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a death of a beautiful women. Poe touched some border lines of science in which supernatural any mysterious events that cannot be explained interfere. There is … [Read more...] about The Fall of the House of Usher
The book starts with a polemic about analysis and analytics which the author associates with chess and playing cards. The plot begins when the author writes about Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin who he met in Paris. Because a series of … [Read more...] about The Murders in the Rue Morgue