Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe

Did you know that Edgar Allen Poe married his first cousin, Virginia Clemm, when she was 13 and he was 27, in 1835? She would pass away in January 1847 from tuberculosis. Her illness and death where thought to have a large impact on Poe’s writing as death and dying, including the death of younger women, were a reacquiring theme in his writings.

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