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Edgar Allan Poe's Death Theory

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Poe’s Death The circumstances surrounding the death of the famous author Edgar Allan Poe have been debated by historians, professors and literature fans for years. Although there are limited amounts of facts and evidence from the days before his death, various theories have been presented and argued about how Poe died. Although one theory suggests that Poe died from rabies, the more compelling and believable theory is he died from alcoholism.

One possible theory that has been suggested is that Poe’s death was caused by rabies; however, when looked at closely, this theory is not valid. For example, in “Poe’s Death Is Rewritten As Case Of Rabies, Not Telltale Alcohol” the article talks about how “there is no evidence that a rabid animal had
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