All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
|Born||January 19, 1809|
Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the 'American Romantic Movement', best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre. He was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He further contributed to the genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.