Who were Edgar Allan Poe's grandparents?
Edgar Allan Poe's grandparents were David, Sr. & Elizabeth Cairnes Poe & Henry & Elizabeth Arnold. For the record Poe's parents were David Poe, Jr. & Elizabeth "Eliza" Arnold Hopkins Poe.
When did Edgar Allan Poe's family take him to Baltimore Maryland to live with his grandparents David Sr and Elizabeth Cairnes Poe?
Edgar Allan Poe's family did not take him to Baltimore, Maryland to live with his grandparents. Poe's older brother, William Henry Leonard Poe was taken to Baltimore, but Edgar went to Richmond, Virginia to live with the Allan family. Both of Poe's parents, David Poe, Jr. and Eliza Arnold Hopkins Poe, died in late 1811.
The Edgar Allan Poe Society acknowledges that Poe called Virginia his home and thought of himself as a Virginian; but it believes that Baltimore is where Edgar Allan Poe became the Edgar Allan Poe that he is today. It is the place that truly defines Edgar Allan Poe both from the perspective of his life and his work.
Edgar Allan Poe, along with fellow writers Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville, were the most important writers of the Dark Romanticism period. Stories such as â??The Fall of the House of Usherâ?? and his poem â??The Ravenâ?? incorporate all the elements of gothic romance: dark, decaying manses, tragic protagonists who have grown mad or depressed by tragic love affairs with beautiful women who are not necessarily alive.