English 2 project Nov. 2018
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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston,
Edgar's parents separate and Elizabeth Poe takes the children
Edgar's mother Elizabeth dies and the Allans adopt him
Edgar goes to school in England at 6 years old
Edgar comes back to the U.S. to continue his schooling at 11 years old
Edgar attends the Academy of William Burke and he succeeds in athletics at 14 years old
Edgar goes by the name Edgar Poe when he attends the University of Virginia at 17 years old
Edgar drops out of school because John Allan will not give him the money
Edgar writes and prints his first book 'Tamerlane and Other Poems"
Edgar joins the U.S. Army because he can not support himself
Mrs. Allan dies so Edgar returns home
Edgar applies to West Point with John Allan supporting him
Poe gets himself kicked out of West Point on purpose
Poe is rejected by magazines after sending in many stories
Poe gets a job from winning the contest, "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle"
Poe marries his cousin who is 13 years old when he is 27
Edgar writes the short story "Ligeia"
Edgar writes "The Fall of the House of Usher"
Poe publishes his first volume of short stories "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque" but he does not get any money from the publisher for it
Edgar writes "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
Edgar wins a $100 prize for his story "The Gold Bug"
Poe deceived thousands in New York City with his story "The Balloon Hoax"
Edgar writes "The Purloined Letter"
Edgar writes "The Raven"
Edgar sues a paper for libel and he wins $225
Edgar's wife passes away from tuberculosis
In an effort to stop drinking Poe joins the "Sons of Temperence"
Edgar writes "The Poetic Principle"
Edgar is found half conscious and he is taken to the hospital
Edgar Allan Poe passes away at 40 years old
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