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CHAPTER XIV
AMERICAN LITERATURE

exist. Plantation life called for executive ability and led to statesmanship and oratory rather than to the printed page. So there were many orators in the South, but there were a few writers too, and we shall now turn to the greatest of them.
Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849. Poe was born in Boston of Southern parents-an actor and actressboth of whom died within a couple of years of his birth. He was taken into the family of a wealthy merchant of Richmond, Virginia, named Allan. He was somewhat wild at college, and was brought home and put to work in Mr Allan's office. He ran away and joined the Army, but this was an equal failure, and, Mr Allan refusing any further assistance, Poe set to work to support himself by his pen. In the midst of poverty he married a beautiful young cousin whom he loved devotedly. He wrote a few poems and much prose. He held various editorial positions, and usually lost them through either his extreme sensitiveness or his use of stimulants. He outlived his youthful wife only two years.
These are the facts in the life of Poe ; some of his biographers have pictured him as a worthless drunkard ; others, probably more truly, as of a sensitive, poetic organization that was thrown into confusion by a single glass of alcohol.
Poe was first known by his prose, and especially by his reviews. He had a keen sense of literary

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