Ask anyone about the author Edgar Allan Poe and most likely everyone will have a different opinion of him. Opinions on Poe range from a crazy, mad drunk to a genius, classic, thrilling author. There is no doubt that as an author Poe was different than other authors in his time, he is commonly referred to as the “father of modern mystery” and originator of science fiction stories (Olney 416). Much of Poe’s works reflect his life and who he was as a person.
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