Edgar Allan Poe - Liar, Cheat and Genius

by Read Listen Learn · Biography · Intermediate

Poe lived a disappointing life. He never made any money from his stories or poems and, when he got the chance to make good, he was always too drunk or high to take it. It is hard to know the truth about his life because he also lied all the time. However, his horror stories are now masterpieces of American literature. Read about his extraordinary life and death. (1,600 words)

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