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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to earn a living completely by his pen – though that living wasn’t always enough to live on. The legendary author redefined the genre of horror and is rightly called the father of the modern detective novel. But these legacies are the result of a more visceral one: Poe’s ability to evoke an all-encompassing terror that springs not from without, but from within.

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