Edgar Allan Poe, best known for his macabre poems and short stories, was born on January 19, 1809.
Poet Edgar Allan Poe
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Poe's style of writing began the modern-day movement toward crime-writing. 00:14
In the late 1830s Poe published some of this most famous short stories. 01:30
In 1845, Poe published "The Raven." 01:50