Poe; Birth of the Detective Story

Poe; Birth of the Detective Story

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Overview

Edgar Allan Poe is often cited as fathering the modern detective story. His trilogy of stories follows amateur detective C. Auguste Dupin as he tries to perfect the idea of "ratiocination" or the "art of reasoning and rational". The trilogy begins with 1841 short story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue". that follows Dupin trying to solve a double murder in Paris.The sequel, 1842's, "The Mystery of Marie Roget", again follows Dupin as he tries to solve the murder of Marie Roget, whose body is found in a local Paris river. The final installment in the series, 1844's "The Purloined Letter", follows Dupin's attempt to recover a letter stolen from a private sitting room.

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BN ID: 2940012792181
Publisher: ANC Press
Publication date: 07/18/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 522 KB

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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