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Edgar Allan Poe, American poet, was seventeen years old when accepted into University of Virginia. First year he managed to gamble all his scholarship money. It was also reported that Edgar owed around $2500 to local gamblers. Gambling addiction led to alcoholism, which is still debated by many Poe's followers. However, it was reported by school systems that Edgar showed up in class drunk even during the examinations. The interesting fact is that Edgar Allan Poe finished with highest grades in his class and became best student of his generation. When he was 27 years old Poe married 13 year old Virginia Eliza Clemm. Some say that their relationship was more like that between brother and sister than like husband and wife. To all witnesses Poe loved his wife very dearly. He wrote several poems where he shows his love for her and the pain she had to go through when diagnosed with tuberculosis ("Annabel Lee"). Virginia did not survive this deadly disease and her monument is erected in Baltimore, Maryland.

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amy
Nicole wrote:
You're all pathetic honestly this guy has been dead for over ten years, he doesn't no ANY of you nor does he care about any of you, so just stop wasting your time and stfu.


you dont need to be so rude and i dont care about how long he has been dead he is a very interesting guy!! dont be such a hypocrite!!!
amy at 08:09PM, Oct 20th 2014.
jigga
wow I never knew that!
jigga at 07:48PM, Nov 21st 2013.
sky
wow! it is so weird that he married his own cousin and that she was only 13. but the funny thing is that everything about him is so interseting. but for real wtf is he thinking for marring a 13 year old girl
sky at 11:24AM, Nov 12th 2013.
LW
These comments are pointless. People are commenting about stuff that has nothing to do with Edgar Allan Poe. God People, Get a life.
LW at 09:24AM, Apr 25th 2013.
jane
Edgar allan poe was an orphan after his parents died. He was adopted. He married the cousin in the family he was adopted into. It is not incest. He was not biologically related to her. He did not rape her or force her into anything. They got married after they got permission from her mother.
jane at 01:11AM, Jan 8th 2013.
weenie
nah
weenie at 11:43AM, Dec 14th 2012.
anelise
kitten wrote:
Rainbow wrote:
Nicole wrote:
You're all pathetic honestly this guy has been dead for over ten years, he doesn't no ANY of you nor does he care about any of you, so just stop wasting your time and stfu.


actually he died in 1849 so... yea lol he was born in 1809 and died at the age of 40, shortly after his wife Virginia died.


actualy his wife died before him :) js


he just said that you're CLEARLY stupid

anelise at 07:54PM, Nov 14th 2012.
Get your facts straight!
1) This has helped me a lot, so thanks! ^^
2) Please get your facts straight-did it ever say he was a rapist? What makes you think he was one? Just cause some self assuming moron posted "he is a rapist!" you believe that person? (I am not quoting anyone) You have to know he lived about a century ago, or did you not know? Stop assuming things, "he forced her into marriage" it might be "incest" but mind you, this was over a hundred years ago, back then it was allowed. I'm not saying this because you voiced your opinions, I'm saying this because you are assuming random things. In case you think I am being biased cause I like the guy, I am telling you I don't really care, it just pisses me off when you say stuff that isn't true. I am voicing my opinions, but at least my opinions have some sort of evidence. But seriously, how did someone come up with rapist? Thank you for reading this, have a good day! :D ( I am not trying to offend anyone- and if I do offend you, then I am fine with it because what I said was true, since someone just called him a rapist with no evidence )
Get your facts straight! at 09:53PM, Oct 27th 2012.
kitten
Rainbow wrote:
Nicole wrote:
You're all pathetic honestly this guy has been dead for over ten years, he doesn't no ANY of you nor does he care about any of you, so just stop wasting your time and stfu.


actually he died in 1849 so... yea lol he was born in 1809 and died at the age of 40, shortly after his wife Virginia died.


actualy his wife died before him :) js
kitten at 09:36PM, Oct 21st 2012.
Tori
Im very confused on why everyone thinks that he raped his cousin. You all do realise this is not mondern day and that according to other information he loved her not like a brother or cousin but like a true wife. He was not in his correct mind if you ever took your time to read his poems and short stories. The fact that some of you don't know who he is i'm sorry you think this is stupid but I guess it is all opinionated. Personally I learned about him when I was 12 but it all is how on you grow up and at least now you know some information. Many think he was actually a very good poet. Please keep your rudeness to yourselfs because I am almost sure that many of you will want to comment on what i've said and tell me to get a life. I have one so please think before you speak.
Tori at 02:13PM, Sep 3rd 2012.
Rainbow
Nicole wrote:
You're all pathetic honestly this guy has been dead for over ten years, he doesn't no ANY of you nor does he care about any of you, so just stop wasting your time and stfu.


actually he died in 1849 so... yea lol he was born in 1809 and died at the age of 40, shortly after his wife Virginia died.
Rainbow at 12:37AM, Jun 17th 2012.
lavashia
he was a pedophile and insest that is so disgusting
lavashia at 09:57AM, May 1st 2012.
bob
hi, my name is
BOB
bob at 10:46PM, Apr 10th 2012.
E. A. Poe
Perhaps if you refrained from your silly chatter and useless folly of lies. please research me before making crude commentary, as things were much different in my time than in yours. Nevermore shall I comment as a warning, as bad things may happen to you next time you post without thinking.
E. A. Poe at 07:12PM, Jan 17th 2012.
Matt personal trainer
Edgar Allan Poe ; a beautiful poet , who did not realise his full potential . To be a poet ; you also have to a mathematical brain programmed with rhythm . God gave us many talents ; too bad Edgar didnt have enough logic to work out what was his !!! Music ; engineering , sports etc... all could have been his because of the gift of poetry !! SAD :(
Matt personal trainer at 06:48AM, Dec 25th 2011.
kall
Thanks for sharing, google helps a lot with this kind of information.
kall at 06:59PM, Dec 9th 2011.
ckickie dee
GROW UPP PPL! JESUS! AND WTF WATCH UR LANGUAGE! dip****! god!
ckickie dee at 09:31AM, Nov 30th 2011.
Alex
Omfg... You people are just pathetic. He didn't rape the girl. Yes, she was young; yes, she was his cousin. That, by absolutely no means, makes him a "rapist". This all took place well over a century ago. Standards back then and the standards today are obviously polar opposites. With that said, no one really knows what happened between them. Anywho, who are we to be judging him? If they loved each other that much, it shouldn't matter to anyone. He was one hell of a poet and an author. No matter what you ignorant fools say, that fact will never change. Get over yourselves and stop thinking you know more than everyone else. It's obnoxious and childish.
Alex at 10:59PM, May 7th 2011.
Daisyy .
Im Doinn A Essayy On Him He ' s Verry Interestingg :/
Daisyy . at 12:09PM, Apr 11th 2011.
nomnomnom
keke wrote: #
people who blog have no life. get one.


u are the worlds greatest example of someone who doesnt have a life. i thank you for ur time.
nomnomnom at 10:57AM, Mar 30th 2011.
nomnomnom
keke wrote: #
people who blog have no life. get one.
Bbob Poe wrote: #
Edgar Allen Poe is a smart guy, but why did he rape his own prima (spanish for cousin thats female)? What a [beeping] rapist!


dude why not. who knows, she might be like super hot and maybe the only girl for miles he can do
nomnomnom at 10:56AM, Mar 30th 2011.
keke
people who blog have no life. get one.
keke at 10:02PM, Mar 29th 2011.
Nicole
You're all pathetic honestly this guy has been dead for over ten years, he doesn't no ANY of you nor does he care about any of you, so just stop wasting your time and stfu.
Nicole at 11:09AM, Mar 21st 2011.
Rooby Jean
I love E.A.P. (Edgar Allan Poe)
Rooby Jean at 05:13PM, Mar 9th 2011.
Me Myself and Time
Ok get this it didnt say any thing about the chick was his cousin it said that their relationship was more like that between brother and sister than like husband and wife. Really Read Next Time.
Me Myself and Time at 09:21AM, Feb 1st 2011.

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