28th October 2013
Edgar Allan Poe (1809 –1849) was born in Boston and was very important in the development of the novel (which was in its infancy when he began writing). Poe is usually regarded as the creator of the detective fiction genre. Much of Poe’s writing is seen as part of the Romantic Movement. Poe was one of the very first authors to write science fiction and, with William Morris, he is considered to be one of the founders of the science fiction and fantasy genres.