• Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe 1848

    Edgar Allan Poe

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Suggested Reading

The following brochures focus on a specific element of Poe's life and legacy.

"The Defamation of Poe's Character"

"Poe Invents the Modern Detective Story""

Philadelphia Through Poe's Eyes"

"Science Fiction Pioneer"

"Poe's Death"

Did You Know?

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While in the Army, Poe received the highest rank that an enlisted man could achieve: Sergeant Major. Normally it would take 20 years to reach the rank of Sergeant Major; Poe received the rank in 19 months.