One of the most relevant figures of the Dark Romanticism is the American writer Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849). He was an author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.
Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television.
Here you are a dramatization of the first story you are reading as part of your curriculum in the English lessons : The Masque of the Red Death. Thanks to the people who made it public to us.
Follow the link to read an critical article about his figure and learn more about the romantic movement.