Edgar Allan Poe is a renowned American author who lived during the Romantic era in the 19th century. He is widely recognized for his contributions to the genres of horror, mystery, and science fiction. Poe’s literary style is characterized by his dark and macabre themes, exploring the depths of human psychology and the supernatural. His works often feature unreliable narrators, psychological torment, and elements of the Gothic tradition.

Poe’s notable works include “The Raven,” a poem that showcases his mastery of rhythm and rhyme, as well as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” both of which delve into themes of madness and obsession. His influence on the genre is immeasurable, as he is considered one of the pioneers of detective fiction with his character C. Auguste Dupin, who inspired future detective stories. Poe’s writing style and themes continue to captivate readers, making him an enduring figure in American literature.

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