Thursday September 9th 2010

Thought for the Day

“Thank Heaven! The crisis the danger, is past,
and the lingering illness, is over at last,
and the fever called living is conquered at last.”

~ Edgar Allan Poe



Edgar Allan Poe*Edgar Allan Poe

Born: January 19, 1809 Boston, Massachusetts
Died: October 7, 1849 (aged 40) Baltimore, Maryland

An American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.[1] He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

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