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Morley, Christopher Darlington (05 May 1890–28 March 1957), man of letters and editor, was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania, the son of Frank Morley, a mathematics professor at Haverford College, and Lilian Janet Bird, a musician and poet. She taught him to read, and he soon became a voracious reader. The family moved in 1900 to Baltimore, Maryland, where Morley’s father taught at Johns Hopkins University and Morley attended school and frequented the Enoch Pratt Library. He enrolled at Haverford College in 1906, published in the school’s ...

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Poe, Edgar Allan (19 January 1809–07 October 1849), fiction writer, poet, and critic, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the second son of David Poe, Jr., and Elizabeth Arnold, actors. During an engagement in New York, David Poe deserted his family. Within two years, Eliza gave birth to a daughter—by another man, it was rumored—and fell seriously ill, perhaps from an infectious fever. Likely with her children present, she died in Richmond, Virginia, on 8 December 1811, at the age of twenty-four....

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Wilson, Edmund (08 May 1895–12 June 1972), writer and critic, was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, the only child of Edmund Wilson, a lawyer who served as state attorney general, and Helen Mather Kimball; both parents came from families with roots in upstate New York. Although the younger Edmund was influenced by his father’s moral standards and Lincolnesque prose style, both parents were remote—his father absenting himself during long intervals of depression, his mother having lost her hearing....