Poe, Edgar Allan
The first American author to take up writing as a career, critic and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) was one of the contributors of the Romantic Movement in America. Beginning his literary career as a poet, he went on to write prose, both fiction and non - fiction. He is especially known for his gothic and detective stories. Poe's works - treating the themes of death, premature burial, reanimation of the dead, and mourning - appealed to popular tastes.
American short story writer, poet, critic and essayist, Poe's life is as well-known as his stories. He initiated unique trends in crime and detective fiction. His writings in different genres of literature are a testament of his genius.