Edgar Allan Poe is a famous 19th century Gothic.
He was born on Jan. 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, and wrote stories about dark and macabre things. His unique style made him very popular.
His death was as much of an enigma as his life, if not more. On October 3, 1849, he was brought in to Washington College Hospital, delirious, in Baltimore, Maryland. It was there that one of the nurses, Rita Hallowell, who also happened to be one of his fans, took the key from his pocket that led to his last works and then kept them so that his harsh critic, Rufus Wilmot Griswold, would not destroy them.
These writings were found by Corine Myers and Nancy Drew in 2009.
Nancy finds pieces of old paper in floating bottles that, when put together, say: "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. But the Silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token, and the only word There spoken was the whispered word, 'Lenore!' This I whispered, and an Echo murmured back the word 'Lenore!' Merely this and nothing more.
~Edgar Allan Poe"