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Year 8 - Gothic Literature: Edgar Allen Poe

The genre Gothic Literature has special elements which make it compelling. Have a look at this guide to assist you to learn about Gothic Literature. There is plenty of suggestions of what to read as well.

About the author


Edgar Allan Poe, (born January 19, 1809, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.—died October 7, 1849, Baltimore, Maryland), American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre. His tale The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American fiction. His The Raven (1845) numbers among the best-known poems in the national literature.

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Reading Poe

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The Raven explained - with teaching notes