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Edgar Allan Poe

The works of American author Edgar Allan Poe include many poems, short stories and one novel. His fiction spans multiple genres, including horror fiction, adventure fiction and science fiction, as well as detective fiction, a genre he is credited with inventing. These works are generally considered part of the dark romanticism movement, a literary reaction to transcendentalism. Poe's literary career began in 1827 with the release of 50 copies of Tamerlane and Other Poems credited only to "a Bostonian", a collection of early poems that received virtually no attention. One of his most important works, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", was published in 1841 and is considered the first modern detective story. Poe became a household name with the publication of "The Raven" in 1845, though it was not a financial success. (Full list...)

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Eastern gray squirrel

The eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus, native to the eastern and midwestern United States, as well as to the southerly portions of the eastern provinces of Canada. A prolific and adaptable species, it has been introduced to and thrives in several regions of the western United States; it is also an invasive species in Britain, where it has spread across the country and largely displaced the native Eurasian red squirrel. The head and body can measure from 23 to 30 cm (9.1 to 11.8 in) and the tail from 19 to 25 cm (7.5 to 9.8 in) in length; its adult weight is between 400 and 600 g (14 and 21 oz). Like many members of the family Sciuridae, the eastern gray squirrel is a scatter-hoarder; it hoards food in numerous small caches for later recovery. In the United Kingdom and Canada, the species is simply referred to as the "grey squirrel".

This picture, taken in 2010, shows an eastern gray squirrel in Florida.

Photograph credit: Tom Friedel

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