Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe aka Eddy aka "Gaffy" aka Henri Le Rennet aka Regimental Sgt. Major Edgar A. Perry aka Thaddeus Perley aka Littleton Barry aka Edward S.T. Grey aka Outis (Greek for "nobody")

America 1809 – 1849

Comments: cryptography; Mystery, Gothic Horror writer;

Teachers: Andrew Jackson Davis; Thomas De Quincey; Athanasius Kircher; Tycho Brahe; Monk Lewis; Ann Radcliffe; Horace Walpole; William Henry Leonard Poe (aka "Henry"), his brother;

Students: Lord Dunsany; H. P. Lovecraft; Arthur Machen; Algernon Blackwood; Robert W. Chambers (author: The King in Yellow); Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward AKA Sax Rohmer, creator of Fu Manchu ; Stephen King, Horror writer; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes; Jules Verne; H. G. Wells; William Friedman, cryptologist; Dennis Wheatley; Ambrose Bierce; James Branch Cabell; Neil Gaiman; Walter Gibson aka Maxwell Grant aka Lamont Cranston AKA Kent Allard aka The Shadow; Emilo Servadio, translator; Austin Osman Spare; Charles Baudelaire, poet; Baron Baring-Gould; Dr. Serge Voronoff; Antonin Artaud; Jorge Luis Borges; Fritz Leiber; Walter M. Miller Jr.; Achmed Abdullah (1881 – 1945), aka Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff; Daphne Du Maurie; Alfred Hitchcock; Cory Doctorow; William Hervey Allen; : Mark Twain, whose "A Literary Nightmare" (aka "Punch, Brothers, Punch!") seems based on "The Imp of the Perverse", 1845; Paul Collins;

Friends: Virginia Clemm, wife; served in Honor Guard the General the Marquis de Lafayette ; James Russell Lowell ; Ida Craddock; Bram Stoker; Sheridan le Fanu; George Lippard, author of “Washington and His Generals, or Legends of the Revolution”, 1847;

Enemies: Rufus Wilmot Griswold ; W.B. Yeats; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Aldous Huxley; Margaret Fuller; Ellery Channing; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow;

Organizations:West Point;

Author:Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827),; "The Raven";"To Helen"; "Israfel"; "The City in the Sea"; "MS. Found in a Bottle"; The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket ; The Philosophy of Furniture," essay in the May 1840 Burton's Gentlemen's Magazine; editor and articles in the Broadway Journal;

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe; http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/p#a481 ; but really deserves to be heard, try - http://librivox.org/author/21 especially The Bells, at http://librivox.org/the-bells-by-edgar-allan-poe/ ; http://boingboing.net/2014/02/20/edgar-allan-poes-interior-de.html ; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/edgar-allan-poe-boston_n_5283590.html?utm_hp_ref=books ; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-s-collins/edgar-allan-poe-facts_b_5698360.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=World ;