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Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe Was Born
January 19, 1809

If you like horror stories that run shivers up and down your spine, try reading the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Born on January 19, 1809, Poe was a master of tales of terror and the originator of the modern detective story. In his poem "The Raven," a big black bird comes into the narrator's den, sits upon a statue, and stares at him. "Nevermore," says the bird.
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