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Sunday, August 8, 2010

2009 Inductee-- Edgar Allan Poe

§          Edgar Allan Poe—(1809-1849):  The greatest American author of genre fiction, it is no exaggeration to say that Poe is by far the most influential person of the first century of Horror.  From his creation of the detective story with Murders in the Rue Morgue, to his stories such as The Pit and the Pendulum and The Cask of Amontillado, to poetry such as The Raven and Annabel Lee, Poe’s creations laid the foundation for Genre fiction as we know it today.

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