• Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe 1848

    Edgar Allan Poe

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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“The Black Cat,” written while living in this house with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe still thrills readers today.


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Detail of print of Edgar Allan Poe

Movie director Alfred Hitchcock wrote “Very likely it’s because I was so taken with the Poe stories that I made suspense films.”