Edgar Allan Poe - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 21.137 W 071° 04.042
19T E 329729 N 4690960
Quick Description: A statue of Edgar Allan Poe is located at the southeast corner of Charles and Boylston Streets, south of the Boston Common, in Boston, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2017 6:40:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMWK49
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

Stefanie Rocknak created this life size bronze statue entitled Poe Returning to Boston. It was unveiled on October 5, 2014. The statue depicts Edgar Allan Poe as he is returning to Boston. He has just arrived by train and is carrying a suitcase and walking briskly with his coat flowing behind him. He is heading south towards his family home on Carver Street, where he was born. The statue is surrounded by icons of Poe's literature. To his right is a The Raven from his most famous poem and behind him is a book with The Telltale Heart from his most famous short story.

Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. Orphaned at an early age, he grew up in Richmond, VA. He returned to Boston in 1827 before he began his military career and served in Fort Independence in Boston. Here he published his first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems. Poe's desire to writing poetry for the sake of poetry was out of style, and lead to a stormy relationship, with the prevailing literary elite of Boston. Upon his discharge, he left Boston and embarked on a writing career which has made him famous.

Writings of Edgar Allan Poe include:

Stories:

"The Black Cat"
"The Cask of Amontillado"
"A Descent into the Maelström"
"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar"
"The Fall of the House of Usher"
"The Gold-Bug"
"Hop-Frog"
"The Imp of the Perverse"
"Ligeia"
"The Masque of the Red Death"
"Morella"
"The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
"The Oval Portrait"
"The Pit and the Pendulum"
"The Premature Burial"
"The Purloined Letter"
"The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether"
"The Tell-Tale Heart"

Poems:

"Al Aaraaf"
"Annabel Lee"
"The Bells"
"The City in the Sea"
"The Conqueror Worm"
"A Dream Within a Dream"
"Eldorado"
"Eulalie"
"The Haunted Palace"
"To Helen"
"Lenore"
"Tamerlane"
"The Raven"
"Ulalume"

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