Now known as the Father of the American detective story and a master of horror and suspense, Edgar Allen Poe was originally known as an editor, reviewer, and--later in life--a poet. Today, he is renow
That crazy lovely mind of his.
"That I now saw aright I could not and would not doubt; for the first flashing of the candles upon that canvas had seemed to dissipate the dreamy stupor which was stealing over my senses, and to startle me at once into waking life." --from "The Oval Portrait" (1850) by Edgar Allan Poe