|Karen Lazar, a retired educator from Oceanside, NY
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||Pranjal Vachaspati, a PhD student from Shaker Heights, OH (5-day total: $121,688)
Final Jeopardy! category: AMERICAN AUTHORS
Final Jeopardy! clue: On his 1849 death, it was said he was “regarded rather with curiosity than admiration” & “few will be grieved”
Who is Edgar Allan Poe?
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From the Edgar Allan Poe Society, the offending obituary appeared in the Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner:
EDGAR ALLAN POE died in Baltimore on Sunday last. His was one of the very few original minds that this country has produced. In the history of literature, he will hold a certain position and a high place. By the public of the day he is regarded rather with curiosity than with admiration. Many will be startled, but few will be grieved by the news. He had very few friends, and he was the friend of very few — if any. But his character and adventures were too remarkable, and his literary merits too indubitable, to pass from the stage with the simple announcement already given.
I don’t think this obit-writer liked Edgar very much! That said, he definitely appears to be held in significantly higher regard now!
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