Birthday Tributes for Edgar Allan Poe, Famed American Mystery Writer (VIDEO)

Birthday Tributes for Edgar Allan Poe, Famed American Mystery Writer (VIDEO)

Birthday Tributes for Edgar Allan Poe, Famed American Mystery Writer (VIDEO)

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Jan. 19 2011 2:12 PM

Birthday Tributes for Edgar Allan Poe, Famed American Mystery Writer (VIDEO)

Happy birthday, EdgarAllan Poe.  On the 202 nd anniversary of his birth, the Twitterverse is paying tribute to the so-calledmaster of the macabre.  Best-knownfor his poetry and short stories, including TheRaven , ThePit and Pendulum , and TheTelltale Heart , Poe isconsidered by many to be the inventor of American detective fiction.  He famously struggled to earn a livingthrough writing alone and died broke at the age of 40, four days after beingfound delirious on the streets of Baltimore. The cause of death remains amystery.