Edgar Allan Poe was an American author sometimes credited with originating the genres of science fiction and detective fiction. His best known works include the poems "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee" and the stories "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Purloined Letter," and "The Tell-Tale Heart."
"Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence — whether much that is glorious — whether all that is profound — does not spring from disease of thought — from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect."
– Edgar Allan Poe
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