Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Student of a Generation!

American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was seventeen years old when he entered the University of Virginia. Already the first day he managed to gamble his annual scholarship and really soon he owed $ 2500 to local notorious gamblers.

At that time, Poe was already a true alcoholic, and this evil addiction later drove him to his death.

During the first semester, in almost all sessions he was drunk and he was not sober even during the exam period. It is remembered that, on examinations, he appeared in this state.

It is interesting that he passed all exams with best grades thus earning the title of the best student in his generation.

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