- Edgar Allan Poe’s most productive writing period was while he was married to Virginia Clemm Poe. (31 Stories written and published)
- Poe didn’t drink as much as he was rumoured to drink. One visitor to his home, William Gowans wrote:“During that time I saw much of him, and had an opportunity of conversing with him often, and I must say I never saw him the least affected with liquor, nor even descend to any known vice, while he was one of the most courteous, gentlemanly, and intelligent companions I have met with during my journeyings and haltings through divers divisions of the globe; besides, he had an extra inducement to be a good man as well as a good husband, for he had a wife of matchless beauty and loveliness, her eye could match that of any houri, and her face defy the genius of a Canova to imitate…”
- Poe wrote essays about Street Paving, Composition, and even an intelligent, very modern piece, regarding Stonehenge!
- The most famous picture of him was taken after a long sickness and days after a suicide attempt. (not his best picture)
Eddy is about the sickness – his alleged attempted overdose by opium a year before his actual death.