Purpose of Precisely Poe

The purpose of Precisely Poe is to provide factual information about the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe. No other American writer's biography has been as distorted as Poe's was for many years. Even today mystery still surrounds many aspects of the author's life and death. What happened to Poe when he disappeared in Baltimore for four days in the fall of 1849? What caused his death? There are over twenty different versions. Just this year, speculation about rabies as a possible cause of death surfaced due to the medical report of Dr. Michael Benitez. Whether or not we find all the answers to our questions remains to be seen.