Monster Essays - The Life of Edgar Allen Poe
The Life of Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe, the greatest American teller of mystery and
suspense tales in the 19th century was a tormented artist. He struggled to
become the accomplished author he is known as today. Poe is now acclaimed
as one of America's greatest writers, but in his own unhappy lifetime, he
struggled to make ends meet.
When he was 17, Poe entered the University of Virginia. Allan, his
step father, gave Poe only a small allowance, and the young man soon began
owing money. He gambled and ran into greater debt. By the end of the year
he owed 2,500 dollars. He was nervous and unstable, and he began to drink.
Despite his frequenting liquor, he....