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Edgar Allan Poe   /ˈɛdgər ˈælən poʊ/   Listen
Edgar Allan Poe

United States writer and poet (1809-1849).  Synonym: Poe.

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"Edgar Allan Poe" Quotes from Famous Books

... from childhood. The fact that most of my books have treated of fantastic subjects,—somewhat in the manner of Edgar Allan Poe—has made me more susceptible for all that world which lies beyond and about the world of every-day life. I have sought after,—and yet feared—the mystical; cool and lucid as I can be at times, I have always had an inclination for the enigmatical, ...
— The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII., Mystery Tales • Various

... that gives it its value in the eyes of all thinking Englishmen. Only one American author of the first rank could possibly, at a superficial glance, appear—not so much English as—European, cosmopolitan. I mean, of course, Edgar Allan Poe, who has left perhaps a deeper impress upon literature outside the English-speaking countries than any other imaginative writer of the century, with the exception of Byron. Poe was a born idealist, a creature of pure intelligence. Whether in poetry or fiction, he was always ...
— America To-day, Observations and Reflections • William Archer

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