Edgar Allan Poe A Madman

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One misunderstanding that people have about Poe is that he was murdered. That is untrue and caused by circular reporting. Just because he went missing and they found his body meant that the press had an opportunity to make up something. Throughout the years that rumor has been around and many people believe it. Another rumor was that he was a madman. Poe did suffer from poverty and alcoholism but he was a successful writer and public speaker. Writers would portray him as a madman and leave out details about his life. His mother, adopted mother, and wife all died from tuberculosis. It was probably shocking to someone back then because it was common for sickness and death for people in the 1800’s. It was said the football team in Baltimore was
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