Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was born on 19th January, 1809, in Boston. John Allan and his wife, a childless couple looked after him after being orphaned at age two.

The family moved to England when Poe was six and he started his education there. He continued his studies at private schools after he returned with the Allan family to the U.S. in 1820. He attended a university and a military academy, but did not finish them.

He married his young cousin, Virginia Clemm, 13. Poe in the field of literature was known as a prose writer and a poet. He worked for several newspapers and magazines and became a member of the staff of the New York Mirror. He was battling a drinking problem and he was also accused of taking drugs.

Poe became famous in national and international perspective after his poem “The Raven” was published. Besides being active in the field of development of the short story, he is considered the inventor of the format for the detective story as it is known today. He was a successful writer and an excellent literary critic. In fact, he was unhappy and pessimistic not only for his heavy drinking but mostly because of the loss of the people very close to him, including Virginia, his wife. He always had financial problems, always spent more than he could have and paying his debts troubled him a lot. His heavy drinking contributed the cause of his death 7th October 1849.

There are examples of the unfathomable puzzle in his short stories that has become as one of the defining characteristics of the genre since his conception of the detective story.

The committed crime in 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' without clue is almost impossible to solve. Only the evidence listed by Mr. Dupin reveals the full story for the reader but still relying on specific information of different ape species. Such cases can be classed as the trivial puzzle because the attached evidences` meaning or value is little and there is little hope to solve them without the detective`s...