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Most famous for his short stories and poems, Edgar Allan Poe was an integral part of the American romantic movement, was one of the earliest American short story writers, and is believed to have basically invented the “detective fiction” genre. His interest in mystery and the macabre have led to his tales being celebrated as among the best “scary stories” of all time, beloved by children and goths alike to this day.

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe's art was born of tragedy. Both his families, in youth and adulthood, died, he was an alcoholic, his work had very steep highs and lows, and his death was a mystery.