The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

byEdgar Allan Poe

Kobo ebook | July 25, 2015

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"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in "Graham's Magazine" in 1841. It has been recognized as the first modern detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination". Two works that share some similarities predate Poe's stories, including "Das Fräulein von Scuderi" (1819) by E. T. A. Hoffmann and "Zadig" (1747) by Voltaire.

C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the mystery of the brutal murder of two women. Numerous witnesses heard a suspect, though no one agrees on what language was spoken. At the murder scene, Dupin finds a hair that does not appear to be human.

As the first fictional detective, Poe's Dupin displays many traits which became literary conventions in subsequent fictional detectives, including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Many later characters, for example, follow Poe's model of the brilliant detective, his personal friend who serves as narrator, and the final revelation being presented before the reasoning that leads up to it. Dupin himself reappears in "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" and "The Purloined Letter".

Title:The Murders in the Rue MorgueFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 25, 2015Publisher:PaperlessLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:6050401160

ISBN - 13:9786050401165

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