This poet, along with the writer Mary Shelly, was one of the first I’d ever heard about that really stuck with me. I am a big Edgar Allan Poe fan, with HP Lovecraft really being the only one to rival my love of his work. When I began practicing my artistic skills he also became one of the first portraits I’d work with over and over.
His poetry always called to me, as if his sorrows were the most relatable to me. I came across him at a young age, it wasn’t the dark love poetry, but the sadness and calling that came across to me the most. He’s an emotional poet.
This book contains tales and poems by Edgar Allan Poe that became innovative literature discoveries at the time and extremely popular in its genre: The Fall of the House Usher, The Gold-Bug, the poem The Raven. Edgar Poe was one of the first American writers who wrote mostly novellas. Within twenty years Edgar Poe created two short novels, two poems, one play, about seventy stories, find poems and ten essays that were published in magazines and almanacs and then gathered in collection books. Edgar Poe was highly valued by Jules Verne, Arthur Conan Doyle and Howard Phillips Lovecraft who admitted his pioneer role in the genres they were popularizing.