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When "The Raven" became an instant hit in 1845, Edgar Allan Poe was thrilled to find himself a national celebrity. Imagine how he'd feel if he could step into the 21st century. He's become more famous than he ever could've dreamed.
Many people today consider Poe to be America's foremost writer. His work has been quoted, praised, criticized, copied, and translated many time over-in this country and around the world. His image and words can be found on everything from t-shirts and neckties to key chains and mousepads.