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Edgar Allan Poe And Alcohol

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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.

125 Comments

  1. Whoever said that he is hot, has serious issues. Especially if your a guy. Btw, thanks, this helped with a reading assignment.

  2. ok if u wrote tht it would make you a well u know wht i mean. but seriously u got problems so does kyle(if thts his real name)

  3. This is cool website and cool information…….I’m learning in english school, and that was our assignment….!!!!!!AND i DID IT…….BECAUSE YOU HELPED ME AND GAVE ME ALL THIS INFORMATION….THANKS

  4. thanks this info really helped me with a english project. I love edgar allan poe. He is amazing. My favorites are annabel lee and the bells

  5. I love Edgar Allan Poe!!! He is one of my biggest inspirations!!! And so what if he had a drinking problem he was still a genius and an amazing writer!!!!

  6. Can you please refrain from making such a comments without actual proof? Can you point out one thing that is not true here and state why this thing is false?

    We work hard on deliver the truth so it makes us very sad when someone writes something crazy like you just wrote.

  7. Thanks i really needed some facts on Poe for a hw assignment. He seems pretty kool…i guess!!!!!!!!!!! :) 😉 😀 :O

  8. whoa! lol no wonder he didnt have kids! damn, that would’ve been kewl to be a great-great-grandchild of Edgar Allan Poe. Btw… i keep spelling his middle name wrong, it sucks.
    Poe was a great man. if he wasnt such a drunk…

    Um as for the whole marrage thing… yea i couldnt see myself marrying somebody this year… and to die at 15 would soo suck..

    but yea neways… THANKS FOR THE HELP ON MY PROJECT =D

  9. first of all his scholarship money was very little because Allan (foster father) didn’t send him hardly anything because Allan was the one gambling and second he didn’t become an alcoholic because of gambling he became an alcoholic when Virginia died.

  10. edgar allan poe wrote: #
    all these young kids always making these sly comments if i could get my hands on you guys i would choke the living **** out of all of you…

    haha i agree 100%

  11. thx for the info, but it would be nice if u had more facts that many ppl didn’t know, like he was an inspiration for Stephen King and Conan Doyle, wether or not ppl alrdy knew that.

  12. ok so that was alright….. but what about how she died? it was beacause her blood vessle poped and what about his ealy life? i know all about him but share the knowladge man!

  13. Thanx for the info i’m writing a research paper on him and he’s my favorite poet he’s my insperation to write poems. Even though he was a drunk he’s still a realy kewl guy. IDC if he married his cousin let the man do whatever he wants.

  14. This is very negative towards Poe. I mean, if everyone was known for all the bad things they did in their life, I’m sure no one would be able to insult him. I do believe he was an alcoholic but he was also an amazing poet, one of my favorites, so he deserves a little more credit than this.

  15. Rebecca wrote: #
    This is very negative towards Poe. I mean, if everyone was known for all the bad things they did in their life, I’m sure no one would be able to insult him. I do believe he was an alcoholic but he was also an amazing poet, one of my favorites, so he deserves a little more credit than this.

    I totally agree. Poe’s mind was a work of art alone, and his writing’s were works of genius. He is my biggest idol, I only hope I can have an ounce of his talent one day.

  16. Alex wrote: #
    Poe is cool. But my research paper on him is hard.

    I feel ya! Im writing an 8-10 page research paper on him too! Im having lots of troubles

  17. Hahaha these coments are the best but thats was good information but its kinda weird the guy who said he thought Poe was hot

  18. oh yea all yall people if you keep on researching i can tell you that poe actually had a third nipple….swear and yea that is kinda weird and some of you people are just weird i just wish i knew where you were from so i could never go there!!!!
    ……………WeiRD…………….

  19. thanks! this helped me on a really hard english assignment. edgar is such an excellent poet with a hard life. i can’t imagine how sad his life was.

  20. THANK YOU HE WAS COOL…ISH NEEDED FOR A ASSIMENT THINGY M BOBBER THAT I DONT REALLY KNOW WHAT TO DO ON.THANK YOU MAYBE YES NO NOT REALLY LOL HAHAHAHAHA LOL LMAO INTERNET TALK FTW

  21. Edgar Allen Poe is a smart guy, but why did he rape his own prima (spanish for cousin thats female)? What a [beeping] rapist!

  22. Wow that’s super super gross that he married his cousin and raped her…he must have been really desperate-.- and hes a retard:D but thanks for the facts!!they helped me:D

  23. where does it say she was his cousin and that he raped her. I just want to know because that would also be an interesting fact.

  24. For all sick people who think that his marriage to a 13 years old girl is sick, that’s right she was very young but at least he married her legally and didn’t do any thing bad to her. you don’t know what their real feelings were but it’s shown through his amazing poems how much he loved her and he did the right thing by ending their beautiful relationship with marriage. That’s what is called “REAL LOVE”.

    thank you for posting these amazing facts, they are interesting Poe really suffered in his life but still did great job to keep his name shining and alive.

  25. Well i mean today if a 13 year old married a 27 it would be sick, but back then it was ok and normal to marry like that!!!!!!!!!:)

  26. Back then getting married at a young age was common also they lied about her age. They claimed she was 21. We also have to consider he didn’t have much money and neither did his cousin and her mom. He might have married her to help them financially (even though he had no money). They could have fallen in love later. There is also speculation that they did love each other but as siblings and not a married couple. so yes marrying his 13 yr old cousin is weird and gross by todays standards but we don’t know the truth and never will. I also don’t believe that it should affect how a person feels about his writing. He was a great writer.

  27. omg people. yes he married his cousin but it wasnt by force and he didnt rape her. dont be stupid and dont post stuff you dont know. oh and nooooo he did not have a third nipple. thats just retarded. you guys that are saying like a guy that likes another guy is GAY. thats really judgemental and stupid. bye :)

  28. Okay, I’m not the type of person to comment on retarded things like this. Because frankly, I do not care about any of this. BUT because I’m forced to write a paper on this guy that I’ve never heard of until now.. I’m going to put in my opinion like the rest of you faggots. So this is what I have to say.. Kid below me, you can’t even spell cousin.. so why even comment on this poor guy being incest? HE ID DEAD WHY DOES ANY OF THIS MATTER? oh WAIT A MINUTE! It doesn’t. You’re all really big dumb asses for caring about any of this.

  29. Person below me.
    Well if you’re going to be grammar police and call out someone for not spelling cousin right. Why don’t you spell an easier word, is, right. Dumb ****, if you’re going to rip on someone for something like that at least spell check your ****.

  30. Okay, yeah i have to write an essay on this guy and its making
    me mad, there is barley anything about this guy every web repeats themselfs i need more infor.
    And for all you others
    why fight and argue over somthing so dumb and over the internet really?
    how old are we?

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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 :(

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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! 😀 ( 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 )

  41. 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

  42. 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.

  43. These comments are pointless. People are commenting about stuff that has nothing to do with Edgar Allan Poe. God People, Get a life.

  44. 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

  45. 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!!!

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